The Real News

There’s a new tv network about to be launched by the Independent World Television Network: internet based and wholly funded by viewers. It’s called The Real News, with no advertisements, keeping the corporate profit-motive out. With interviews with the irrepressible George Monbiot on the science of global warming and its media presentation; Naomi Klein (on the performance art of the Iraqi elections); and David Suzuki – banked as ‘test videos’ – it could be one to watch.

I don’t know when the thing will start to take off, but here’s an interview with the guy who founded the network – he sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. He’s got his sights set on unmasking the deep corruption in politics by the 2008 US presidential elections:

One of the things I like with their business model is both to use local journalists and to prioritise the setting of news in historical context.


2 Responses to “The Real News”

  1. Mark Meynell Says:

    Just wanted to say, if i haven’t already, that i think this blog is great (but then i suppose i’m biased). keep up the good work!

  2. Dr Frank Says:

    Thank you, nice to be supported.

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