Civil rights and union leaders urge FCC to slow changes to media ownership rules

11/28/12 Seán Kinane
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The Federal Communications Commission wants to lift some limits on one company owning several media organizations in the same market. But a coalition of unions and civil rights leaders is urging the FCC to slow things down until it analyzes the impact of the proposed changes on women and people of color.

In a teleconference with reporters today Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the media reform group Free Press, said media consolidation raises barriers and the FCC should promote localism, competition and diversity instead.

Others on the call criticizing the FCC were from groups like labor unions and civil rights organizations.

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