Democracy Now

Democracy Now

Democracy Now

Democracy Now

If people can’t be trusted with their own lives, their own data, personal information, private communications, and public records, then you can’t trust them with power. And so what does democracy mean?



This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent journalism. Since our first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take corporate or government funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. If everyone who tunes in to Democracy Now! gave just $4, we could cover our operating expenses for the entire year. Really, that’s all it would take. Right now a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, making it twice as valuable to Democracy Now! Please do your part today, and thank you so much.

Only a few days later on September 11, 2001 Democracy Now! was the closest national broadcast to Ground Zero. On that day Goodman and colleagues continued reporting beyond their scheduled hour-long time slot in what became an eight-hour marathon broadcast. Following 9/11, in addition to radio and television, Democracy Now! expanded their multimedia reach to include cable, satellite radio, Internet, and podcasts. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


…of the satellite system was Democracy Now!, inaugurated in 1996 and hosted by WBAI programmer Amy Goodman and New York Daily News reporter Juan González. Democracy Now! represented a significant departure for Pacifica radio. Whereas earlier Pacifica programming usually interviewed prominent leftists, Goodman also aggressively courted the participation of government…

"Democracy Now!" is an independent, noncommercial, global news hour produced each weekday. The award-winning program anchored by Amy Goodman and Juan González is available for public television stations free of charge. "Democracy Now!" is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. (Source: www.linktv.org)


Three journalists with Democracy Now!—including principal host Amy Goodman, and news producers Nicole Salazar and Sharif Abdel Kouddous—were detained by police during their reporting on the 2008 Republican National Convention protests in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

What the heck happened? When Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales were covering Wikileaks and whistle blowers they were at the top of their game. I was getting news from them that I didn't get anywhere else. (Source: www.imdb.com)



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