is an hour-long left-wing American
TV, radio and internet news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman
, who also acts as the show's executive producer, and Juan González
The show, which airs live each weekday at 8 a.m. Eastern Time
, is broadcast on the internet and by over 1,400 radio and television stations worldwide.
The program combines news reporting, interviews, investigative journalism and political commentary, with a focus on peace activism linked to environmental justice and social justice, guided by the ethics of ecofeminism
as a philosophy.[not verified in body]
It documents social movements, struggles for justice, activism challenging corporate power and operates as a watchdog outfit regarding the effects of American foreign policy
. Democracy Now!
views as its aim to give activists and the citizenry a platform to debate people from "The Establishment
The show is described as progressive
by fans as well as critics, but Goodman rejects that label, calling the program a global newscast that has "people speaking for themselves." Democracy Now!
describes its staff as "includ[ing] some of this country's leading progressive journalists."
Democracy Now Productions, the independent media nonprofit organization
which produces Democracy Now!,
is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers,
and foundations such as the Park Foundation
, Ford Foundation
, Lannan Foundation
and the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Democracy Now!
does not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting or government funding.
The show has become popular on the internet, and from the late 2010s onward, has been involved in pioneering extensive media cooperation in the public sphere across the US.
The show was located in the DCTV
firehouse building (a converted firehouse) in New York City's Chinatown
partnered with Free Speech TV
(FSTV) to cover the 2000 Democratic National Convention
Due to FSTV's satellite broadcast of the convention, the event marked a turning point for Democracy Now!
, as in addition to its presence on radio, it became a television show.
From then onward, Democracy Now!
has had their content promoted and broadcast on FSTV.
began broadcasting on television every weekday shortly after September 11, 2001, and is the only public media in the U.S. that airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, radio, and the internet.
has been critical of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP) trade deal.
After data disclosures by the whistleblower
regarding the TPP in 2010, Democracy Now!
has given a significant media platform and extensively covered them since, and like some other news networks cooperated with its leader Julian Assange
Coverage of WikiLeaks by Democracy Now!
was sympathetic and without slants, unlike several traditional news networks, including some of its partners.
On February 19, 2016, Democracy Now!
marked 20 years on the air with an hour-long retrospective look back at "two decades of independent, unembedded news," with highlights chosen from over 5,000 episodes.
Amy Goodman also published a book entitled "Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America,"
and launched a 100-city tour across the United States to mark the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now!
, with scheduled broadcasts of the show recorded during her travels.
began as a radio program broadcast from the studios of WBAI, a local Pacifica Radio station in New York City
. In early September 2001, amid a months-long debate over the mission and management of Pacifica, Democracy Now!
was forced out of the WBAI studios. Goodman took the program to the Downtown Community Television Center
located in a converted firehouse building in New York City's Chinatown
, where the program began to be televised.
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
, and podcasts
In November 2009, Democracy Now!
left their broadcast studio in the converted DCTV firehouse, where they had broadcast for eight years.
The studio subsequently moved to a repurposed graphic arts building in the Chelsea District
In 2010, the new 8,500-square-foot Democracy Now!
studio became the first radio or television studio in the nation to receive LEED Platinum
the highest rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council
Awards and reception
I think it's probably the most significant progressive
news institution that has come around in some time.
In 2017, Democracy Now!
was criticized by anti-war organization Veterans for Peace
and subsequently in news reports by independent news outlets Black Agenda Report
and Resumen Latinamericano
who reported that Democracy Now!
newscasts on Syria
had strayed from the program's progressive roots in a way that supported U.S. interventionist
politics. Black Agenda Report has since published reports criticizing Democracy Now!
on similar grounds regarding its reporting on Libya
The watchdog group SourceWatch
has collated similar criticisms of Democracy Now!
made previous to 2017, including critiques of its reporting on Pakistan
and its treatment of interns.
2008 Republican National Convention arrests
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.
Salazar was filming as officers in full riot gear
charged her area. As she yelled "Press!" she was knocked down and told to put her face in the ground while another officer dragged her backward by her leg across the pavement. The video footage of the incident was immediately posted on the Internet, leading to a large public outcry against her arrest. When a second producer, Kouddous, approached, he too was arrested, and charged with a felony
. According to a press release by Democracy Now!
, Goodman herself was arrested after confronting officers regarding the arrest of her colleagues. The officers had established a line of "crowd control," and ordered Goodman to move back. Goodman claims she was arrested after being pulled through the police line by an officer, and subsequently (as well as Kouddous) had her press credentials for the convention physically stripped from her by a Secret Service
All were held on charges of "probable cause for riot."
A statement was later released by the city announcing that all "misdemeanor charges for presence at an unlawful assembly for journalists" would be dropped. The felony charges against Salazar and Kouddous were also dropped.
Goodman, Salazar, and Kouddous subsequently filed a lawsuit against the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
as well as other defendants.
According to Baher Asmy of the Center for Constitutional Rights
, "[a]ll three plaintiffs that are journalists with Democracy Now
reached a final settlement with the city of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the United States Secret Service, that will resolve the claims that they had against them from unlawful and quite violent arrests." The settlement includes $100,000 in compensation and a promise of police training.
2016 North Dakota access pipeline protests
Goodman elected to turn herself in. Three days before the court date, the charges were increased to engaging in a riot, which carried a penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.
On October 17, 2016, the judge quickly dismissed the charges, but Morton County prosecutors insisted the case is still open and that they may pursue further charges in the future.
Goodman asserted the importance of freedom of the press and said that Democracy Now!
would continue covering the developing situation in North Dakota.
Notable guests, interviews, and on-air debates
According to a 2016–2017 Quantcast
survey, "democracynow.org reaches over 395K U.S. monthly people".
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