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    April 13, 2001      File #092
    Contact: Peter Phillips, Director of Project Censored, (707) 664-2500

Project Censored to Host Alternative News Media Expo in SF

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Project Censored, Sonoma State University's media studies program, will host a national gathering of alternative news organizations and media activists at San Francisco State University on April 28-29.

Media activists, alternative news publications, independent radio and television will join together for an Alternative News Media Exposition and Press Freedom Conference

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Display booths will feature information from over 100 alternative news organizations and media activists groups. Media related presentations, panels, films, demonstrations, and workshops will be on-going during the two day period. Program information is available at

The Exposition and Conference will be open to the general public daily for $10 or $7 for student/low-income.

Conference speakers and panelist include: Michael Parenti, Dennis Bernstein, Pat Thurston, Normon Solomon, Pierre Labossiere, Nicole Sawaya, Larry Bensky, Francisco Aruca, Julianne Cartwright Traylor, Barbara Nimri Aziz, Samuel Epstein, Barbara Lubin, Karl Grossman, Sheri Herndon, Len Horowitz, Michelle Foy, John Vasconcellos, Rona Fernandez, Kevin Danaher, David Barsamian, Sara Flounders, Rev. Kiyul Chung; and Brian Wilson.

The annual awards ceremony for the Most Censored News Stories for 2000 will be on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at McKenna Theater on the SFSU Campus. Conference participants are free, general public admission is $15 at the door.

Andrea Buffa, Executive Director of Media Alliance, will host the evening. Amy Goodman from "Democracy Now" will give the keynote address on "Building Media Freedom" and expressive artist Keith Antar Mason will perform, "In My Living Condition 2001: The Wars Fought on the Landscape of Black Male Bodies in America."

Sponsors for the Exposition and Conference are Project Censored, KPFA, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco State University Journalism Department, and Institute for Holistic Healing Studies, Media Alliance, Independent Press Association, Free Speech TV, In These Times, Amnesty International USA, Act Up SF, and Working Assets.

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