Alameda Group to Host Forum on Internet & Information

The Alameda Public Affairs Forum will host a discussion focusing on the future of the Internet as a free source of information from 7 to 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, February 12, at the Alameda Free Library on Oak Street at Lincoln Avenue.

The event will feature Peter Franck, former president of Pacifica Foundation and former chair of the National Lawyers Guild Committee on Democratic Communications.

Additional panel members are Tracy Rosenberg, director of Media Alliance Net Neutrality, and Michael Eisenmenger, executive director of the Community Media Center of Marin.

According to the Alameda-based group, a recently issued Federal Communications Commission rule on Internet neutrality may restrict the Internet as a free and open forum and a powerful tool for democracy. In addition, Congress has passed a new law to permit communities to set up low-power FM radio stations.

Refreshments will be offered at 6 p.m., before the forum begins.

For additional information, reach Gretchen or Arthur Lipow, co-chairs of the group at 510-814-9592 or ArtLipow@aol.com

Janet Levaux