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Kucinich to push for media reform
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich said he would push for media reform as chairman of a new House subcommittee focusing on Federal Communications Commission issues.
Kucinich, D-Ohio, and a presidential candidate, said the new Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee would focus on issues such as net neutrality and major telecommunications mergers, Radio Industry News said. Kucinich outlined the subcommittee and its responsibilities during a recent media reform conference in Memphis.
The panel also would consider Fairness Doctrine, eliminated in 1987, which had required broadcasters to present controversial topics in a fair and honest manner.
"We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda" Kucinich said during the Tennessee conference. "We are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible."