Change the Terms
The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a founding member of The Change the Terms coalition, which works towards reducing hate online. As internet platforms provide more opportunities for people around the world to connect, they have also provided a forum for certain groups to spread hate, fear, and abusive behavior.
The deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia, was organized with the use of Facebook, PayPal, and Discord.
The violent Proud Boys group vets new applicants through Facebook, and have seen an uptick in applications since summer 2018.
Some technology companies have made steps in the right direction to reduce hateful activities online, but more work needs to be done. Over the past year, the Change the Terms coalition has met with experts on terrorism, human rights, and technology around the world to gather insights on how hate operates online and how it can be stopped.
The result of those conversations was the creation of recommended corporate policies and terms of service to ensure that social media platforms, payment service providers, and other internet-based services are not places where hateful activities and extremism can grow.
To learn more about our work, visit: https://www.changetheterms.org/
National Latino Media Council (NLMC)
The National Latino Media Council (NLMC) is the most influential Latino media coalition in the nation. It is comprised of the 10 largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organizations in the country including:
- Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
- LatinoJustice PRLDEF
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- Latino Theater Company @ The Los Angeles Theatre Center
- Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)
- Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
- National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
- National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
- National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)
Created in 1999, NLMC is dedicated to increasing Latino employment in the media industry, at all levels both in front and behind the camera, do away with negative stereotypes, and advocate for media policy that benefits the Latino community. NLMC is also the organization that signed Memoranda of Understanding with ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox therefore increasing the employment ranks of Latinos and other people of color at all four networks.
8/22/17 – National Latino Media Council Coalition (NLMC) and CBS Agree to Record Commitments to Represent Latinos at the Network
5/4/16 – Congressman Torres Retires As Chair, National Latino Media Council Reaffirms Its Leadership And Advocacy