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Minority Advocacy Group Turns 20 But Says Barriers Remain

Minority Advocacy Group Turns 20 But Says Barriers Remain
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The Minority Media Telecommunications Council is 20 years old but says its goals aren’t much closer to being realized.
Executive Director David Honig says the group was conceived in December 1986 after the FCC “suspended two of its three minority broadcast ownership policies.” The MMTC formed soon after and pushed successfully to have those policies reinstated two years later, he recalled.
Yet after 20 years, the lobbying group says it is only slightly closer to overcoming barriers to entry and access to capital faced by people of color in broadcasting, cable, wireless, wireline, satellites, print media and the Internet.

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