About the Media Empowerment Project
MEP has partnered with four diverse communities around the country. These are: the Metro Detroit area, Michigan; the towns of Edenton and Tillery in North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas. For more information about the four projects, please visit our MEP Partner Communities page.
Enabling the formation of community campaigns, coalitions (or both), that collectively identify key local concerns, evaluate the media’s performance on them, and describe community-media relations in depth.
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Saskia Fischer is the Project Manager for MEP. Of Indian and Dutch descent, Saskia was raised in Europe, and came to the United States to attend graduate school. Her main focus of study was the relationship between media and immigrants' identities in the United States. After graduating with a Masters Degree from the Annenberg School for Communication, she worked as a union organizer for the American Federation of Teachers in Philadelphia. Saskia has been involved in community arts projects and grassroots media as well as independent video production.