<![CDATA[On August 17, 2017, NHMC joined ten other civil rights organization and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to strongly oppose proposals to delay or eliminate the broadcast diversity reporting obligations. The comment highlighted the most recent broadcast diversity data released by the FCC which confirms the continued and severe underrepresentation of women and people of color in broadcasting. “For decades, the Commission’s response to intolerably low minority and female broadcast ownership levels has been woefully inadequate. Delay is particularly inappropriate now because the 2017 data collection will be the first collection after the incentive auction, which will radically change the ownership of local broadcast television stations. As of yet, no comprehensive analysis of the auction’s impact on diversity in ownership is currently available and will, in fact, not be available until the Commission collects the new data.” The FCC has an obligation to promote diverse media ownership, “a fundamental component of our nation’s communications policy.” To read the full comments, click here.]]>
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
Los Angeles, CA