WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2015): Alex Nogales’s resignation from MMTC’s 30-member advisory board resulted from his disagreement with an article by an external author posted on our blog. The post was made without going through MMTC’s usual approval process, and upon being apprised of the post, our CEO immediately recognized that the post was inherently offensive, ordered it taken down, and apologized. The post was contrary to our mission of advancing net equality for all people.
Although we have reached out to Mr. Nogales to resolve this matter amicably, he chose not engage in any dialogue.
While we respect his decision to step down, and wish him well, we hope this does not impact our ability to work on issues of reciprocal interest to our organizations. The heart of our work continues to reflect our commitment to closing the divide for all Americans.
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The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. MMTC is generally recognized as the nation’s leading advocate for minority advancement in communications.