Video of The 2016 Media Freedom Summit Welcoming Ceremony

Sonoma State University, October 21-22, 2016

The 2016 Media Freedom Summit celebrated 40 years of Project Censored. The event also brought together independent journalists, media activists, professors, students, and members of the public to discuss the links between media power and political power, and to share effective strategies for advancing social justice by promoting media freedom and critical media literacy.

The welcoming ceremony for the 2016 Media Freedom Summit took place at Sonoma State University on October 21-22, 2016. The speakers included Mickey Huff, Dr. Peter Phillips, Dr. Andy Lee Roth, Desiree McSwain, Edwin Sevilla, Hanna Begnell, Daniel Cerezo, Dr. Julie Frechette, Dr. Rob Williams, Dr. Lori Bindig-Yousman, and Dr. Bill Yousman.


Nolan Higdon is a professor of English, Communication, and History of the US and Latin America in the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic work focuses on nationalism, propaganda, and critical media literacy education. He sits on the boards of the Media Freedom Foundation, Sacred Heart University's Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program, the Union for Democratic Communications Steering Committee, and the Northwest Alliance For Alternative Media And Education. Higdon is ta co-founder for the Global Critical Media Literacy Project. He has contributed chapters to Censored 2013-2017 as well as Stephen Lendman’s Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III (2014). He has published articles on media and propaganda including “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones War on Your Mind (2013),” “Millennial Media Revolution (2014),” and “Justice For Sale (2015).” He has been a guest on national radio and television programs.
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