Saturday, December 01, 2007

Journalists Decry Racism in Media Coverage of Mumia

On Thursday, November 29, Pacifica Radio/KPFK Los Angeles show Uprising Radio focused on NBC's plans to feature extremely biased coverage of Mumia's case on the December 6 edition of the Today Show. Uprising Radio highlighted the media justice campaign being organized with Educators for Mumia and The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ).

Listen to the program online.

This program comes at an important time in the campaign. Pam Africa of ICFFMAJ was scheduled to talk with The Today Show to push for equal coverage. People are urged to please take a minute and contact The Today Show to express as much support as possible for these efforts.

A major demonstration is being organized in Philadelphia for December 8. Please download the flier and spread the word).

Also, Journalists for Mumia is organizing a press conference next week (DATE AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON) which will feature a slide show of the newly discovered crime scene photos, Pam Africa, and several Philadelphia journalists who have covered the Abu-Jamal case.

-- Hans Bennett (

Protest Today Show's twisted coverage of Mumia's Case

The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) calls on everyone who can join us on Thursday December 6th at 7:15 AM to please come to 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. We will be protesting the planned hit job on Mumia by Maureen Faulkner and Michael Smerconish in discussing their new book, MURDERED BY MUMIA, on NBC's TODAY SHOW. We have demanded "equal time" but as yet have gotten no agreement to that by the TODAY SHOW. Stand there with us in solidarity with Mumia!

DATE: Thursday Dec. 6th
TIME: 7:15 AM
PLACE: 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

For more info or to leave a message, call (212) 330-8029.