Activists and Journalists Unite in Houston to Save Independent Media



Independent/Alternative Media Activists and Journalists Unite for Summit in Houston, TX

WHAT: Common Ground Media Summit
The Summit is the first attempt at bringing together digital activists, journalists, and influencers from around the United States and abroad for a one day event in Houston, Texas. The independent (or “alternative”) media will partner with veteran activists to brainstorm solutions to combat the 2018 wave of social media censorship. This ongoing censorship by online platforms has greatly affected activists and independent journalists efforts to organize and spread awareness.



We seek to unify all truthful, anti-censorship, pro-peace journalists and activists that question the political establishment, both left and right, as well as the corporate media establishment. To be clear, this is not a conference or a festival, but a meeting of the minds to network, strategize and plan how to move forward in an era of social media censorship.


The Common Ground Media Summit was organized by Houston activist and radio show host Derrick Broze and Jason Bassler, co-founder of The Free Thought Project.


“There has never been a better time for those of us in the alternative media community to put our heads together,” Bassler says. “Censorship is only getting worse but with the right coordination and strategy we can strike back and ensure a sustainable future free from establishment control.”


WHEN: January 12, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm at Talento Bilingüe de Houston (333 South Jensen Dr. Houston, Texas 77003)


Background on the venue:


“The mission of Talento Bilingüe de Houston is to educate all by preserving, presenting and promoting Latino Cultures through the performing, visual and literary arts. Over the years, TBH has developed into a cultural hub for the growing Latino community, providing Houston’s residents and visitors alike with a stable center from which wonderful, vitalizing activities and programs can radiate throughout the community.”


Media Contact: Derrick Broze, 713 909 0382

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