Globalization: 4) US FCC Starts Pushing for Liberal Agenda

[SOURCE: Federal Communications Commission]
The Federal Communications Commission announced the re-chartering and appointment of members and Chairperson to its Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age through December 16, 2010. The Committee will be chaired by Benton Foundation General Counsel Henry Rivera. The Diversity Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting on May 7, 2009. The Diversity Committee’s mission is to make recommendations to the FCC regarding policies and practices that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries. Issues to be considered by the Committee will include, but are not limited to, financial issues such as access to capital, transactional transparency, career advancement, and the impact of new and emerging technologies on diversity issues. FCC Chairman Copps asked the committee immediately begin work on 1) recommendations regarding the state of past Commission Adarand studies and the nature, scope and methodology of any additional studies or updates that are necessary; and 2) recommendations on a “full file review” process that the FCC can implement on an interim basis and that builds on the work done by the prior Diversity Committee.

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