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      1. 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.

        In Print | Television and Video | Online | Local | Français | Organizations and Activism | Indymedia | | Student Press | Radio

        ¶ In Print
        "Cross-disability lifestyle magazine"
        Alberta Views
        "Perspectives on a province"
        The ACTivist magazine
        "Peace, Ecology and Human Rights"
        Alternatives Journal
        "Canadian Environmental Ideas and action"
        Briarpatch Magazine
        "Fighting the War on Error"
        The Canadian
        "Progressive and cross-cultural national newspaper"
        Canadian Dimension
        "For people who want to change the world"
        Columbia Journal
        "Alternative to the corporate press in BC"
        Common Ground
        Monthly magazine on "health, ecology & personal growth."
        Discourse and Disclosure
        "A forum for thinking people"
        The Dominion
        "Canada's grassroots national newspaper"
        "The Marxist voice of youth and labour"
        Global Aware
        A collective of journalists, photographers, writers, graphic designers, web professionals and concerned individuals working towards environmental justice and social change.
        Global Outlook
        "The truth behind the headlines"
        Good Girl Magazine
        "Challenging and critiquing the status quo"
        "Quarterly Canadian feminist magazine"
        Just Labour
        "A Canadian Journal of Work and Society"
        The Knoll
        Student journal at UBC
        Maisonneve Magazine
        "Eclectic curiosity"; Montréal
        Marxist-Leninist Daily
        From the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist Leninist)
        New Socialist Magazine
        Monthly magazine covering class struggle
        Our Times
        "Canada's Independent Labour Magazine"
        Peace Magazine
        Discussion of peacemaking; Quarterly
        Prairie Peaks News
        News for the Canadian West
        Press for Conversion!
        From the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
        The Ram's Horn
        Monthly of food systems analysis
        Magazine published by Native youth in Vancouver.
        The Republic
        "Vancouver's opinionated newspaper"
        "The Discovery Magazine" (Nova Scotia)
        Socialist Worker
        Newspaper of the International Socialists.
        The Sunday Independent
        "Independent Thinking," St. John's, Nfld.
        This Magazine
        "Because everything is political"
        The Tyee
        "A feisty one" -- news and views for BC
        Women and Environments
        "Examines women's relations to their environments"
        "Canada's Aboriginal news source"
        The Walrus
        Toronto-based general interest magazine.

        ¶ Television & Video
        Boiling Frog
        Promote and distribute activist media.
        "Intelligent television", focus on public affairs.
        Independent World Television
        New TV network; 'Serious news and diversity of opinion'.
        Videos about global justice and social issues.
        Toronto Video Activist Collective.
        Working TV
        "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
        Chernozym Video
        Activist Documentary Video Production based in Toronto

        ¶ Online
        Active Voice Online
        Active Voice Coalition, Prince George, BC
        "...for a different world"
        "Unreliable local media"; London, ON
        Autonomy and Solidarity
        "An exploratory network and political space"
        BC Free Press
        Independent news/opinion webzine.
        Independent perspectives on the events, people and issues.
        Currents of Awareness
        Featuring diverse, credible independent news.
        Canadian Spectator
        Non-corporate news and links.
        Creative Resistance
        Making Injustice Visible -- activism from BC.
        Online Environmental Magazine, New Brunswick.
        The Filter
        Filtering the polluted media landscape.
        "Aboriginal information, news, analysis"
        Original reporting from Halifax-based journalists.
        Raise the Hammer
        "For a vibrant, livable Hamilton"
        LabourStart: Canada
        "Labour news from Canada"
        Montreal Muslim News
        "Because you have a right to know"
        Writing and reporting from Naomi Klein and others.
        "Showcases progressive social movements"
        "Where you can be the media."
        "Pop-politics, Culture, Canadian Perspective"
        "News for the rest of us"; a progressive online journal.
        A radical newswire.
        Salt Spring Island News
        Of and For Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
        Seven Oaks
        Politics, culture and resistance.
        The Straight Goods
        Independent online source of news, information and fun.
        Toronto Whorlpool Magazine
        "Canadian alternative media resource directory"
        Vive le Canada
        "Grassroots efforts to improve Canadian sovereignties"

        ¶ Primarily Local
        Annex Echo
        Humanist neighbourhood newspaper, Toronto
        Catch da Flava
        Newspaper and radio in Regent Park, Toronto.
        "Vision of a Sustainable Vancouver Island"
        Connecting social justice folks in Toronto.
        Gateway to environment, peace and sustainable living.
        Flotsam and Jestam
        Salt Spring Island, BC
        The Glebe
        Community newspaper in Ottawa
        South shore, Nova Scotia
        West coast environmental news
        Watershed Sentinel
        "Environmental news from Georgia Strait"

        ¶ En Français
        La Gauche
        "L'indépendence, le feminisme et le socialisme"
        Le Mouton Noir
        Un journal d'opinion et d'information.
        Reseau Media
        Le portail des médias alternatifs du Québec.
        Un Seul Monde
        "Des points de vue provenant des mouvements associatifs"

        ¶ Organizations and Activism
        Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
        "defend and enhance"
        "cross-media ownership, convergence and integration"
        "feminist organization... social justice and equality"
        Guerrilla Media
        "West Coast direct-action media critics"
        "A new vision for Canadian broadcasting"

        ¶ Independent Media Centres
        Independent Media Centres are activist-run media outlets that emphasize broad public participation in the creation of media. These web sites utilize "open publishing" a practice that allows anyone to post their reporting, video or audio footage, photography, or analysis.
        ¶ "Independent" Weeklies
        City based weeklies are often corporate owned and are heavily dependent on corporate advertisers, but nonetheless have been known to carry occasional stories that do not appear in the rest of the corporate press.
        Georgia Straight - Vancouver
        XPress - Ottawa
        Now - Toronto
        Eye - Toronto
        Vue - Edmonton
        Hour - Montréal
        FRED - Fredericton
        The Coast - Halifax
        FFWD - Calgary

        ¶ Student Press
        Aquinian - St. Thomas U
        Argosy - Mount Allison U
        Argus - Lakehead U
        Arthur - Trent U
        Athenaeum - Acadia U
        Baron - UNB Saint John
        Brock Press - Brock U
        Brunswickan - U of New Brunswick
        Cadre - U of Prince Edward Island
        Caper Times - UC Cape Breton
        Carillon - U of Regina
        Cascade - UC Fraser Valley
        Dialog - George Brown
        Echo - Vanier College
        Excalibur - York U
        Fulcrum - Ottawa U
        Gateway - U of Alberta
        Gazette - Dalhousie U
        Imprint - U of Waterloo
        Intercamp - Grant MacEwan College
        Interrobang - Fanshawe College
        The Journal - Queen's U
        Link - Concordia U
        Manitoban - U of Manitoba
        Martlet - U of Victoria
        McGill Daily - McGill U
        Meliorist - U of Lethbridge
        Mike - St. Michael's College, U of T
        Muse - Memorial U of Newfoundland
        Navigator - Malaspina U College
        OBITERdicta - Osgoode Hall Law
        Omega - U College of the Cariboo
        Ontarion - U of Guelph
        Other Press - Douglas College
        Over the Edge - U of Northern BC
        Peak - Simon Fraser U
        Phoenix - Okanagan UC
        Plant - Dawson College
        Polyscope - École Polytechnique, Mtl
        Quill - Brandon
        Ryersonian - Ryerson
        Silhouette - McMaster
        Strand - Victoria College, U of T
        Ubyssey - U of British Columbia
        Underground - Scarborough, U of T
        Uniter - U of Winnipeg
        Varsity - U of Toronto
        Voice - Athabasca U
        Window - New College, U of T
        Xaverian Weekly - St. Francis Xavier
        ¶ Radio
        Due to (comparatively) progressive frequency licensing, Canada is blessed with a (comparatively) vibrant campus, community and independent radio scene. Many carry syndicated independent news programs, and some produce substantial original reporting. Additionally, many "broadcast" their programming over the internet.
        CJSF - Burnaby
        CFUV - Victoria
        CITR - Vancouver
        CFRO - Vancouver
        CFBX - Kamloops
        CJSR - Edmonton
        CJSW - Calgary
        CKUL - Lethbridge
        CFCR - Saskatoon
        CKUW - Winnipeg
        CFBU - St. Catharines
        CJAM - Windsor
        CFFF - Peterborough
        CFRC - Kingston
        CKLN - Toronto
        CIUT - Toronto
        CHRY - Toronto
        CKMS - Waterloo
        CFRU - Guelph
        CKCU - Ottawa
        CHUO - Ottawa
        CKUT - Montreal
        CJMQ - Lennoxville
        CHSR - Fredericton
        CHMA - Sackville
        Caper - Sydney
        Natradio - Toronto
        CKDU - Halifax

        ¶ Directories
        The lists above are inevitably not exhaustive, and may at some times be out of date. A list of other useful (Canadian) directories follows.
        Aboriginal media in North America
        Includes several Canadian sites.

        A list of student papers

        Newspapers in Canada
        An exhaustive list, by province.

        Includes major lists of web sites, newspapers and Magazines.

        Reseau des Médias Alternatifs
        A directory of independent media in Québec.

        urip Kasino
        Canadian Campus, Community, Native, and Non-Commercial Stations Online

        Directory of Canadian weblogs of all kinds.