Consolidation of corporate power;
unprecedented cuts to newsrooms;
concentration of ownership;
the rise of the public relations industry;
the intensification of disinformation campaigns;
reliance on right-wing think tanks.
While you won't read about it in the papers, these ongoing trends are cause for increasing alarm among hundreds of thousands of Canadians. These trends have also led to the largest resurgence in independent media activity in decades.
In Canada, as elsewhere, diverse efforts involving thousands of people have arisen. However, these efforts remain largely obscure to the vast majority of Canadians.
MANA (Media Alliance for New Activism) is Canada's largest network of independent media groups. was created to aid those who are looking for alternatives, or wish to get involved in building independent media.
MANA receives new queries and requests each week from concerned citizens and journalists from all over Canada. Unfortunately, MANA currently has no funding, staff, or volunteers, and so our online directory is not being updated at this time.
We need a team of committed volunteers to maintain this website and to build our network. If you are interested in getting involved, please email us, or contact MANA co-founder group, The ACTivist magazine.
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"Cross-disability lifestyle magazine"
"Progressive and cross-cultural national newspaper"
Monthly magazine on "health, ecology & personal growth."
"The Marxist voice of youth and labour"
A collective of journalists, photographers, writers, graphic designers, web professionals and concerned individuals working towards environmental justice and social change.
"Quarterly Canadian feminist magazine"
"Canada's Independent Labour Magazine"
Magazine published by Native youth in Vancouver.
"A feisty one" -- news and views for BC
Toronto-based general interest magazine.
"Intelligent television", focus on public affairs.
Toronto Video Activist Collective.
"From the point of view of those who do the work."
The Real News
A worldwide independent news network that investigates the critical issues of our time
"Unreliable local media"; London, ON
Independent perspectives on the events, people and issues.
Online Environmental Magazine, New Brunswick.
Filtering the polluted media landscape.
Writing and reporting from Naomi Klein and others.
"Pop-politics, Culture, Canadian Perspective"
"News for the rest of us"; a progressive online journal.
Humanist neighbourhood newspaper, Toronto
"Vision of a Sustainable Vancouver Island"
Connecting social justice folks in Toronto.
"L'indépendence, le feminisme et le socialisme"
Un Seul Monde
"Des points de vue provenant des mouvements associatifs"
"cross-media ownership, convergence and integration"
"feminist organization... social justice and equality"