It’s a hard time to be a taxpayer-funded broadcaster in Canada. You’re either losing funding or being put on the auction block, and you just don’t seem to have many friends in government.

Well, buck up. For the past year, a group called Our Public Airwaves has been fighting the good fight for a strong publicly-owned broadcasting system. They join Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, which has been fighting for years on behalf of Canadian programming and the CBC.

Check them out, and be sure to take advantage of each site’s media clippings — a handy way of doing a quick and dirty self-briefing on the major issues in the field.