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MNet receives $1.5M in new funding

Briefs | 05/30/2008 3:29 pm EDT

Not-for-profit media education organization, Media Awareness Network, has received $1.5 million in new funding over the next seven years from the tangible benefits packages of CTVglobemedia‘s acquisition of CHUM and Canwest Mediaworks‘ purchase of Alliance Atlantis. "We are honoured that CTVglobemedia and Canwest have recognized our work in promoting the importance of media literacy in the healthy development of children. We are also grateful to the CRTC, for continuing to acknowledge the role that media education and MNet play within our broadcasting system", said Cathy Wing, MNet’s co-executive director. MNet was founded in 1995 as a result of a CRTC initiative on children and television violence, and since that time has become an internationally recognized leader in media education and Web literacy. MNet’s programs are funded by public and private sector sponsors, donors and partners, who include: Bell Canada; CTVglobemedia; Canwest; TELUS; Microsoft Canada; National Film Board of Canada; and the Government of Canada.

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