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    NHMC Welcomes Aitza M. Haddad Nunez as its Fall 2016 Facebook Fellow
    October 11, 2016

    NHMC is pleased to welcome its fall 2016 Facebook Fellow, Aitza M. Haddad Nunez!

    Haddad Nunez is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies Program at Howard University. She has a great passion for helping people on a global scale at the intersection of human and communications rights. Last year she clerked for Free Press, producing research and analysis on issues such as net neutrality and media ownership diversity.

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    Policy Shop Staffing Update – Goodbye Mike and Hello Carmen
    July 13, 2016

    Last week NHMC said goodbye to Michael Scurato, who had been with NHMC for nearly six years. Mike was a dedicated and talented colleague and a dear friend. We will miss him dearly and wish him the best of luck as he joins the FCC as an attorney advisor to the chief of the enforcement bureau.

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    Latino Community Has Spoken, Trump Is Out
    July 1, 2015

    6.DonaldTrumpOn June 16, Donald Trump announced his bid for the White House. Among his many infamous comments, was this:

    “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

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    Why All Americans Should Cheer the FCC’s Network Neutrality Decision
    March 9, 2015

     Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on Medium

    A Primer On Network Neutrality And How It Impacts People Of Color

    Net Neutrality victory celebration on Feb. 26, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Pictured: representatives from NHMC, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Courage Campaign, MoveOn, Writers Guild of America, West, as well as director/producer Brian Knappenberger

    Net Neutrality victory celebration on Feb. 26, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Pictured: representatives from NHMC, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Courage Campaign, MoveOn, Writers Guild of America, West, as well as director/producer Brian Knappenberger

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    Welcome Jonathan Diaz, NHMC’s Summer 2014 Google Policy Fellow
    June 5, 2014

    Jonathan Diaz, Summer 2014 National Hispanic Media Coalition's Google Policy FellowThis week NHMC welcomed Jonathan Diaz, a rising second-year Harvard Law School student, to Washington, DC as its summer 2014 Google Policy Fellow. The Google Policy Fellowship program is a highly-selective summer employment program through which Google provides stipends to students to work on Internet and technology issues at non-profit organizations, like NHMC.  

    Read more about NHMC’s policy work here.

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    Nurturing the Next Generation for an Equal and Inclusive Tomorrow
    January 9, 2014

    internetvoicesGrowing up, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, was extra special for me. Not only do I share Dr. King’s birthday, his story was one of the few elementary school lessons I can remember in which the “hero” was a person of color. I remember no lessons about Latin@ heroes.

  • NHMC Welcomes Fall Legal Intern, Pedro Avila
    September 16, 2013

    Pedro A. Avila is from East Los Angeles, California.  His parents are both Mexican immigrants.  His mother is from Merida, Yucatan, and his father from Mexicali.  Pedro’s parents migrated to the U.S. for greater opportunity, and to provide their children with a better life.  Pedro has always been committed to aiding his community.

  • Our Schools, Cut Off From The Web
    June 17, 2013

    Yesterday the New York Times published an excellent piece by departing Ford Foundation President, Luis Ubinas, noting the need to prepare our classrooms and our children for 21st century digital learning. Today I am happy to share this piece with NHMC readers:

  • Setting the record straight on the FCC Lifeline Program
    June 7, 2013

    Cross-posted from The Hill

    Much has been made in the media over the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program, which helps make telephone service more affordable for poor families. Most of the media coverage, however, has been slanted and misleading.

    Last month I testified at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Communications and Technology titled “The Lifeline Fund: Money Well Spent?” My testimony provided a factual account of the history of the Lifeline program and the ways in which it is bettering lives today.

  • Welcome Randy Abreu, NHMC’s 2013 Summer Google Fellow
    June 6, 2013

    This week NHMC welcomed Randy D. Abreu to Washington, DC as its 2013 summer Google fellow. The Google Policy Fellowship program is a highly selective summer employment program through which Google provides stipends to students to work on Internet and technology issues at non-profit organizations, like NHMC.

  • Lost in Translation: What’s At Stake in this “Technology Transition”? – Part I
    April 2, 2013

    As a Latina telecommunications attorney, I know a thing or two about operating in different languages. I speak English, Spanish, legalese and telecom jargon, all with varying degrees of proficiency. And I must say, telecom jargon has been the most difficult to learn – just as I think I have it down, technology evolves and I have a whole new list of vocabulary words and acronyms to study.