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Malkia Cyril      

Founder & Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) & Co-Founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network

Malkia A. Cyril is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network. For more than 20 years, Malkia has built the capacity of racial and economic justice movements to win media rights, access and power in a digital age. A skilled facilitator, and passionate speaker and writer, Cyril’s articles and appearances have driven racial justice strategy on issues from the fight for an open and affordable Internet and new strategic communications approaches to the fight against mass surveillance and prison profiteers. Cyril is a Prime Movers fellow, recipient of the 2012 Donald H. McGannon Award, the 2015 Hugh Hefner 1st Amendment Award, and the 2016 EFF Pioneer Award. In addition to appearing in documentary films Outfoxed and MissRepresentation Cyril has most recently appeared Ava DuVernay’s exciting film: 13th, released by Netflix on October 7th 2016. Born of parents in the Black Panther Party, Cyril is a leader in the movement for digital rights and freedom, and a proud member of the Black Lives Matter Network.


All Stories by Malkia A. Cyril - The Atlantic

The Antidote to Authoritarianism. Without the open internet, Americans lose an essential tool in the fight against discriminatory mass surveillance. Malkia A. Cyril  ...

Malkia A. Cyril | HuffPost

Malkia A. Cyril. Executive Director at the Center for Media Justice, home of the Media Action Grassroots Network, and partner in the Voices for Internet Freedom  ...

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