Chris Conybeare

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Chris Conybeare

Christopher (Chris) R. Conybeare has worked as an independent film producer and as an attorney for media and telecommunications. He is a West O'ahu media specialist at the University of Hawaii.


In 1971, Conybeare received his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and has been active in the labor movement on the Mainland and in Hawaii ever since.[1]

Center for Labor Education & Research


From 1981 to 1989, Conybeare produced the Rice & Roses television series for the Center for Labor Education & Research on a contract basis. In 1995 he joined CLEAR, working as the producer of their video production unit and continuing to produce the Rice & Roses programs.[1]

American Federation of TV and Radio Artists

In 1986 Conybeare joined the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, serving as a local chapter board member in Hawaii, and from 1991 - 1992 as the president of the organization.[1]

DataCenter Donor

In 2007 Chris Conybeare was listed on the DataCenter's annual report as a donor to the organization. The Oakland, California based DataCenter is widely regarded as the intellegence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba.[2]

Media Council Hawaii

As at July 14, 2008, Conybeare has served as president of Media Council Hawaii, formerly the Honolulu Community Media Council. The Council was founded in 1970 and is a non-profit with the stated aim of improving public access to information and promoting accurate and fair journalism in Hawaii.[3]

World Association of Press Councils

As at 13 April 2010, Conybeare served as the secretary general and on the Executive Council of the World Association of Press Councils.[4]

Statehood Hawaii

As at April 14, 2010, Chris Conybeare served on the Steering Committee for Statehood Hawaii.[5]