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Martha Wallner <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:37:04 -0800
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The petition serves as a quick way of gathering names and statements of supporters - the software application allows the petition circulators to print out in report form the information - at yesterdays press conference in Korea MediAct was able to refer to international support as documented in the petition and use the info for the press. 

Also, one of MediAct's responsibilities is to build relationships and good will with 
the international community so folks vouching for MediAct from across the world 
provides documentation that they do indeed do this - lending weight to the argument that KOFIC is acting against the interests of Korea in dismantling MediAct. 

~ Martha Wallner  

-----Original Message-----
From: For communication among alternative media producers, academics, artists, and activists. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Prof. Becky Lentz
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:41 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: support MediAct against government repression in South Korea

Yes, thanks as well. I signed the petition yesterday, but I'm curious how
effective online petitions like this are. Is there any way to follow what
happens with it (next)? Are there other actions available? How does one
intervene in policy in S.Korea from such a distance, i.e., from Canada?
Becky Lentz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West, Arts Building, W-265
Montreal, QC Canada H3A 2T6
514.398.4995 (phone) 514.398.7247 (fax)
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Dept website: http://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs and Media@McGill:
Web: http://rgmagnolia.wordpress.com/

> From: G G <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:10:40 -0500
> To: Our Media <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: support MediAct against government repression in South Korea
> Thank you Dorothy for circulating the info!
> I hope many of you can take action individually or with your organizations.
> Please translate and circulate information in your country (I'm doing so in
> Japan where about half of the country's active media activists have visited
> For those who are not familiar with MEDIACTs involvement in OURmedia, they
> have participated in many OM conferences, promoted OM in Korea and even
> offered to host OURmedia some years ago. You have probably seen MJ Kim¹s
> contributions to this list in the past.
> In addition to the general actions suggested below,
> €I wonder if we could put out a statement as OURmedia network to support
> =================
> Again the key info:
>> 1) Sign http://www.gopetition.com/online/33662.html
>> Media and democracy in South Korea: Save Mediact
>> 2) For updates: Join ACT NOW to save MediAct & Independent Media in Korea!
>> facebook page: 
>> http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=273091817582&ref=nf
>> 3) Call KOFIC's Chairman Cho, Hee Moon  82-2-958-7521
>> or email: [log in to unmask]
>> cc: [log in to unmask]
>> More info:
>> Mediact website: http://www.mediact.org <http://www.mediact.org/>
>> English Intro:
>> http://tinyurl.com/ygtsoq5
>> Related Interviews:
>> http://tinyurl.com/yk36jrl
>> ===============
> Best,
> GH