Democracy Now! at 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special celebrating 25 years on the air. On February 19th, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary, Democracy Now! aired for the first time on nine community radio stations. AMY GOODMAN: This is …
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Now Sky News has exposed Boris Johnson’s lies

Support us and go ad-free Sky News has finally picked up on campaigning lawyer Peter Stefanovic’s video about Boris Johnson’s lies. Because on Wednesday 28 July, a Sky News host left a Tory minister squirming to defend the PM’s repeated untruths. Defending Dawn On Tuesday 27 July, Kay Burley interviewed Labour’s Andy McDonald on Sky …
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Privatised Channel 4 ‘would result in loss of international news programmes’

Support us and go ad-free The sale of Channel 4 could result in the loss of international news output and major foreign documentaries which would be a “loss to Britain”, the former head of news and current affairs at the channel has warned. The Government is to launch a consultation into the privatisation of the …
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The other Private Eye news the PM will hate

On Wednesday 12 May, Private Eye shared the story of Boris Johnson having an unpaid debt. But it also pointed to another damning fact. The timing is pertinent. Because Johnson has just announced a public inquiry into his government’s handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. And Private Eye‘s figures should be central to it. Bailiffs …
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The news that’s getting buried as mainstream media obsesses over Prince Philip’s death

On the evening of Friday 9 April, the BBC went wall-to-wall in its coverage of the death of Philip Windsor (aka, the duke of Edinburgh). BBC 1 and BBC 2 provided the same content for the entire evening, and all BBC 4 programmes were cancelled. Subsequently, the state broadcaster was forced to publish a complaints …
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BBC attempts to ‘modernise’ leads to all white news board

As part of our #FactOfTheMatter series, The Canary can show that the BBC has appointed an all-white News Board. Director of news and current affairs Fran Unsworth appointed the new board as part of the BBCs plan to ‘modernise’ the organisation. Not only does this break the BBC‘s own policy on representing ethnic minorities, but the …
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Democracy Now! Turns 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

Democracy Now! first aired on nine community radio stations on February 19, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary. In the 25 years since that initial broadcast, the program has greatly expanded, airing today on more than 1,500 television and radio stations around the globe and reaching millions of people online. We …
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Skewed news | The Canary

We need your help … The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds …
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Trump will hate these six positive bits of US election news

The race for the White House was still on when dawn broke in the US on Wednesday 4 November. For many people, a Donald Trump win could be disastrous. With that in mind, and away from the main race, here are six bits of good news that will probably wind the current POTUS right up. …
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Zuckerberg quietly hid left-wing news from you, it’s just been revealed

Facebook intentionally curbed the visibility of left-leaning news outlets from its algorithm in 2017, limiting their readership, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported. According to WSJ, when Facebook engineers altered the newsfeed algorithm to reduce political news, changes had a larger impact on left-wing sites. The WSJ reported that Mark Zuckerberg personally approved the …
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