Amy Goodman: Popular Journalist Celebrates 53rd Birthday

Amy Goodman: Popular Journalist Celebrates 53rd Birthday
On Book Tour with „Breaking The Sound Barrier“ – A true voice for peace and human rights

By Andreas Klamm Sabaot
New York City. 13. April 13, 2010. The world wide popular American-Jewish journalist Amy Goodman has celebrated on April 13 her 53th birthday. Amy Goodman is host of Democracy NOW! and co-founder of the daily news hour which broadcast Monday to Friday on more than 750 radio and TV stations in North America and different countries in the world.

The journalist Amy Goodman broadcasts from around the world. The photograph has been taken in Stockholm in Sweden in December 2008. Jakob von Uexkuell, Amy Goodman, Dr. Monika Hauser, Krishnammal Jaganathan and Asha Haji – the sister laureates which received the Right Livelihood Award in 2008. She has covered also the U.N. Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen in Denmark in 2009. Photo: Andreas Klamm Sabaot

Amy Goodman is known since many years an an investigative journalist with hallmarks such as reporting about war and peace and human rights. She is also supporting independent and alternative media projects in North of America.
In September 2008 while trying to free two other journalists which got arrested by Police, the journalist got arrested in the United States of America while covering the Republican National Convention. After her arrest in about 48 hours more than 60.000 people found around the world have joined in an international campaign and petition to free Amy Goodman which has been held under arrest of American Police Forces. Amy Goodman has been released and the charges brought up against her have been dropped.
For her work as journalist, broadcast journalist, host and author in some cases even in deadly danger for her life Amy Goodman has received more than 25 international recogonised awards for journalists such as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, Communication for Peace Award. In December 2008 only three months after the arrest took place Amy Goodman has been the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award which is also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize in Stockholm in Sweden.
Founder of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Stockholm in Sweden is Jakob von Uexkuell a German-Swedish citizen.
Amy Goodman is the co-founder of the daily news hours Democracy NOW in 1996, which is also available on the internet on www.democracynow.org .
The journalist and author has published four books recently: 2004 — The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Co-author is Mother Jones Reporter David Goodman, which is the brother of Amy Goodman. (ISBN 1-4013-0799-X)
2006 — Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People who Fight Back , Co-author: David Goodman, (ISBN 1-4013-0293-9)
2008 — Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, Co-author: David Goodman, (ISBN 1-4013-2288-3). This book has been for months in the bestseller list of the New York Times.
2009 — Breaking the Sound Barrier, with a preface of journalist Bill Moyers, (ISBN 1-931859-99-X).
The graduate of the HAVARD University and journalist has also narrated some American film productions.
Relatives of the American-Jewish Journalist Amy Goodman have been killed during the dictatorship of the Nazi regime in Germany in 1933 to 1945. The journalist Juan Gonzalez is co-host of Democracy Now. Amy Goodman has been described as a secular Jew and journalist. The father of Amy Goodman used to be an ophthalamologist.
About the life, work and the story of success as a journalist of Amy Goodman in 2009 two books on Amy Goodman by a French-German journalist, broadcast journalist and author have been written and published:
The book has been published in France with its title: Liberty, Peace and Media: Amy Goodman And The Freedom Of The Press – Excellent Journalists In Extraordinary Times, Books on Demand Gmbh; Paris, France; February 2009, 276 pages, written in the English and German language. (ISBN-10: 2-8106-0269-7 , ISBN-13: 978-2-8106-0269-8).
In Germany the book has been published with its title Liberty, Peace and Media: Amy Goodman – Excellent Journalists In Extraordinary Times, Books on Demand Gmbh; Norderstedt, Deutschland, February 2009, 264 pages, also in the English and German language. (ISBN-10: 3-8370-7473-0, ISBN-13: 978-383707473) .
The books are dedicated to honor the work and life of the American-Jewish Journalist Amy Goodman and to honor the efforts of other journalists to protect the freedom of the press in many different countries in this world.
The books about Amy Goodman, her life, work and engagement for the freedom of the press, peace and human rights are also available on online book stores, such as i.e. www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr , www.libri.de.
Those people which want to support the works of Amy Goodman and Democracy NOW ! may as a birthday gift or as a token of appreciation might support the independent and alternative daily news hour and donate with Democracy NOW ! on http://www.democracynow.org/about/staff .

Amy Goodman: Weltweit beliebte Journalistin feiert Geburtstag

Amy Goodman: Weltweit beliebte Journalistin feiert Geburtstag
Auf Buch-Tour mit „Breaking The Sound Barrier“ – Stimme für den Frieden und für Menschenrechte

Von Andreas Klamm Sabaot
New York City. 13. April 2010. Die weltweit beliebte Journalistin Amy Goodman feiert am 13. April in New York City in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ihren 53. Geburtstag. Amy Goodman sendet täglich von Montag bis Freitag in englischer Sprache die Nachrichten-Magazin-Sendung „Democracy NOW!“, die in Nord-Amerika und weltweit bei mehr als 750 Radio- und Fernseh-Stationen gesendet wird.

Die Journalistin Amy Goodman hier in einer Aufnahme im Jahr 2008 in Schweden, berichtete auch im Jahr 2009 vom UN-Klima-Gipfel in Kopenhagen aus Dänemark. Foto: Andreas Klamm Sabaot
Amy Goodman ist seit vielen Jahren bekannt, als eine investigative Journalistin, deren Markenzeichen, die Berichterstattung zu Krieg, Frieden und Menschenrechte ist. Zudem unterstützt die Journalistin unabhängige und alternative Rundfunk-Projekte in Nord-Amerika.
Nach dem Amy Goodman im Zusammenhang ihres Engagement und dem persönlichen Einsatz zur Freilassung zweier Journalisten-Kollegen und Kolleginnen, die in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika im September 2008 verhaftet wurden, selbst verhafte wurde, setzten sich innerhalb von rund 48 Stunden weltweit mehr als 60.000 Menschen mittels Petition bei den U.S.-Behörden für die sofortige Freilassung der weltweit beliebten Journalistin und deren Kollegen des Fernseh-Produktions-Teams von Democracy NOW! ein.
Für ihre journalistische Arbeiten, zum Teil auch in tödlicher Gefahr, hat die international angesehene Journalistin mehr als 25 international anerkannte Journalisten-Preise, wie etwa auch dem John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, den Communication for Peace Award und als erste Journalistin in der Welt im Dezember 2008 in Stockholm in Schweden den von Jakob von Uexkuell ins Leben gerufenen Right Livelihood Award erhalten, welcher auch als Alternativer Nobel-Preis bekannt ist.
Die Journalistin ist Mitbegründerin von Democracy NOW !, ein Fernseh-Nachrichten-Magazin, das im Jahr 1996 gegründet wurde. Democracy NOW! ist täglich auch im Internet bei www.democracynow.org zu sehen.
Amy Goodman veröffentlichte unter anderem auch vier Bücher: 2004 — The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Co-Autor ist der Mother Jones-Reporter David Goodman, der Bruder der Journalistin. (ISBN 1-4013-0799-X)
2006 — Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People who Fight Back , Co-Autor: David Goodman, (ISBN 1-4013-0293-9)
2008 — Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, Co-Autor: David Goodman, (SBN 1-4013-2288-3). Das Buch war auch in der New York Times Bestseller Liste. 2009 — Breaking the Sound Barrier, mit einem Vorwort des Journalisten Bill Moyers, (ISBN 1-931859-99-X).
Zudem führte die ehemalige Studentin der HARVARD Universität und Journalistin auch Regie in amerikanischen Film-Projekten.
Angehörige der amerikanisch-jüdischen Journalistin wurden in der Nazi-Dikatutur in Deutschland in den Jahren 1933 bis 1945 ermordet. Die Sendung Democracy NOW! wird von Amy Goodman und Juan Gonazlez moderiert. Amy Goodman bezeichnet sich selbst als säkuläre Jüdin und Journalistin. Der Vater von Amy Goodman arbeitete als Augenarzt.
Über das Leben, Wirken und arbeiten sind im Jahr 2009 in Frankreich zwei Bücher zu Amy Goodman von einem französisch-deutschen Journalisten, Rundfunk-Journalist und Autor geschrieben, veröffentlicht worden:
In Frankreich ist das Buch mit dem Titel: Liberty, Peace and Media: Amy Goodman And The Freedom Of The Press – Excellent Journalists In Extraordinary Times, Books on Demand Gmbh; Paris, France; Februar 2009, 276 Seiten, in englischer und deutscher Sprache erschienen (ISBN-10: 2-8106-0269-7 , ISBN-13: 978-2-8106-0269-8).
In Deutschland wurde das Buch mit dem Titel Liberty, Peace and Media: Amy Goodman – Excellent Journalists In Extraordinary Times, Books on Demand Gmbh; Norderstedt, Deutschland, Februar 2009, 264 Seiten, in deutscher und englischer Sprache (ISBN-10: 3-8370-7473-0, ISBN-13: 978-383707473) veröffentlicht.
Die Bücher würdigen nicht nur das Leben und Wirken der jüdisch-amerikanischen Journalistin sondern auch das Engagement einer Vielzahl weiterer Journalisten in aller Welt für die Freiheit der Presse.
Die Bücher von Amy Goodman und über das Leben und Wirken und Arbeiten von Amy Goodman sind auch in Online-Buch-Handlungen wie im Beispiel www.amazon.de, www.libri.de beziehbar.
Wer die Journalistin und ihre Arbeit und das Democracy NOW! -Magazin zum Geburtstag der Journalist auch finanziell unterstützen will, kann dies direkt bei Democracy NOW im Internet erreichbar bei http://www.democracynow.org/about/staff .

Special coverage on Democracy NOW: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968

Special coverage on Democracy NOW: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
By Andreas Klamm
Washington, D.C. / New York City/January 19, 2009/Democracy NOW!/3mnewswire.org/– The independent television and radio program Democracy NOW! hosted by the award winning broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez will air today a special program to honor the Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. He was born 80 years ago, on January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just thirty-nine years old.
Tomorrow, more than four decades after Dr. King’s death, Barack Obama will take his oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States and the first African American president in US history. The Reverend Joseph Lowery, a civil rights icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr, King, will deliver the benediction at the inauguration ceremony. Obama accepted the Democratic party nomination on the 45th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, arguably his most famous address.
While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People“s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic US foreign policy and the Vietnam War.
Democracy NOW! will provide a special coverage about the presidential inauguration ceremony tomorrow on January, 20, 2009.
Democracy NOW! can be seen on more than 700 TV station and heard on about 250 radio stations and on the internet on www.democracynow.org
Democracy NOW! is hosted by Amy Goodman, award winning journalist and author of three hard-hitting books, such as „Standing up to the madness“, which she has written with David Goodman. In December 2008 Amy Goodman has received the Right Livelihood Award which is known as the alternative Nobel prize.
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Liberty and Peace NOW! – Right Livelihood Award 2008 (2 a)

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Liberty and Peace NOW! – Right Livelihood Award 2008 (2 a)
Liberty and Peace NOW! RLA Sweden 2 (a). Right Livelihood Award, with Jakob von Uexkuell and Amy Goodman, journalist, broadcast journalist, author from Democracy Now!, recipient of the alternative NOBEL PRIZE 2008. Production by Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist and author, Liberty and Peace NOW!, IBS Television Liberty
(c) 2008 by Andreas Klamm, journalist, TV producer and by IBS Television Liberty

Liberty and Peace NOW! – Right Livelihood Award 2008 (2)

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Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters – Right Livelihood Award 2008 (2)

Liberty and Peace NOW! RLA Sweden 2. Right Livelihood Award, with Jakob von Uexkuell and Amy Goodman, journalist, broadcast journalist, author from Democracy Now!, (www.democracynow.org ) Production by Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist and author, Liberty and Peace NOW!, IBS Television Liberty
(c) 2008 by Andreas Klamm, journalist, TV producer and IBS Television Liberty

Freie und unabhängige Medien sind wichtig: Journalistin Amy Goodman liest „Standing up to the madness“ in Berlin

Freie und unabhängige Medien sind wichtig: Journalistin Amy Goodman liest „Standing up to the madness“ in Berlin
Von Andreas Klamm
New York / Hamburg / Berlin/12. Dezember 2008/3mnewswire.org/– Die amerikanische Top-Journalistin und Produzentin des amerikanischen Nachrichten-Fernseh- und Radio-Programmes, Democracy NOW! wird am Freitag, 12. Dezember 2008, ab 18.30 Uhr in der Humboldt Universität in Berlin aus ihrem New York Times-Best-Seller „Standing up to the madness – Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times“ ( ISBN: 1401322883) lesen.
Zu Beginn dieser Woche wurde die Journalistin mit drei weiteren Empfängerinnen, Dr. Monika Hauser, Krishnammal Jagannathan und Asha Hagi mit dem Right Livelihood Award, der auch als Alternativer Nobel-Preis weltweit bekannt ist, in der Stadt Stockholm im Schwedischen Parlament ausgezeichnet.
Der Vortag: „Die Wichtigkeit unabhängiger Medien – Von Bush bis zu Obama“ beginnt um 18.30 Uhr. Die Lesung von Amy Goodman findet in der Humboldt Universität in Berlin statt. Eine Beschreibung für die Anfahrtswege kann im Internet bei www.hu-berlin.de/hu/lage/ abgerufen werden.
Der Eintritt ist frei und die Lesung der amerikanischen Journalistin Amy Goodman ist öffentlich.
Die Veranstaltung wird unterstützt von American Voices Abroad (www.avaberlin.org ) und von Books in Berlin ( www.booksinberlin.de ).
Morgen am Samstag, den 13. Dezember 2008 wird die beliebte und exzellente Journalistin, Amy Goodman in München einen Vortrag um 19.30 Uhr, im Weltsalon auf dem Tollwood Festival auf der Thersienwiesen in München halten.
Die Fernseh-Journalistin wird zum Thema „Vergessen Sie die Depression und schaffen Sie Optimismus für die Zukunft“ sprechen.“ Nach dem Vortrag wird Amy Goodman eine Diskussion über die Wichtigkeit unabhängiger Medien führen.
Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln kann mit der U-Bahn U4 / U5 zur Theresienwiese gefahren werden. Es stehen nur wenige kostenpflichtige Parkplätze auf dem BRK-Parkplatz zur Verfügung.
Der Eintritt zur Lesung der erstklassigen Journalistin und Autorin mehrerer Bücher ist auch in München kostenfrei.
Weitere Hinweise im Internet bei www.tollwood.de/english/winterfestival-2008/weltsalon .
Die Autorin schreibt die Bücher in Zusammenarbeit mit ihrem Bruder David Goodman.
Das Buch „Standing up to the madness – Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times“ ( ISBN: 1401322883) wurde geschrieben von Amy und David Goodman und ist im Jahr 2008 neu erschienen. Es wurde innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einem New York Times-Best-Seller. Amy Goodman wurde für zahlreiche weitere Werke mit angesehenen und internationalen Preisen ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit folgenden Auszeichnungen: The Paley Center for Media She Made It Award, 2007, Gracie Award for American Women in Radio and Television Public Broadcasting, 2007, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, 2007, Webby Award Honoree, 2007, Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, 2006, Ruben Salazar Journalism Award, George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize, Communication for Peace Award und zu Beginn dieser Woche mit dem Right Livelihood Award in Stockholm in Schweden geehrt.
Bereits gestern sendete die erfolgreiche investigative Journalistin aus der Stadt Hamburg in Co-operation mit Europas größten Magazin Der Spiegel (www.der-spiegel.de ), heute sendet das Democracy NOW! Team aus Ost-Berlin.
Seit 1984 ist Amy Goodman zudem als Rundfunk-Journalistin tätig und gründete vor rund 12 Jahren das freie und unabhängige Fernseh- und Radio-Nachrichten-Programm Democracy NOW!. Das Fernseh- und Radio-Programm ist die größte U.S.-Medien-Vereinigung, die auf mehr als 700 Fernseh-Stationen, Satelliten-Fernsehen, im Internet und bei rund 200 Radio-Stationen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und in der Welt zu hören und zu sehen ist. Democracy NOW! Ist täglich von 8.00 bis 9.00 Uhr nach U.S. EST zu sehen und von 13 bis 14 Uhr GMT-Zeit zu sehen auch im Internet bei www.democracynow.org .
Für Recherchen steht ein großes Online-Archiv kostenfrei zur Verfügung.
Das Programm wird durch die Zuschauer, Hörer und durch verschiedenen Stiftungen finanziert. Es werden Dienste in englischer und spanischer Sprache geboten. Zudem gibt es einen Transcript-Dienst und ein Dienst für taube Hörer bzw. Zuschauer.
Die Bücher von Amy Goodman und David Goodman sind in jeder Buchhandlung und zudem auch im Internet bei www.democracynow.org/store/category/5 erhältlich.
Ausführliche Informationen zu Democracy NOW! sind bei www.democracynow.org im Internet zu finden.
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Recipients of the Right Livelihood Award have arrived in Sweden

Recipients of the Right Livelihood Award have arrived in Sweden
By Andreas Klamm from SWEDEN
New York / Stockholm, Sweden/3mnewswire.org/December 8, 2008/– This is Andreas Klamm, journalist and news correspondent for Radio IBS Liberty from the city of STOCKHOLM in SWEDEN which is known as one the most beautiful cities in Europe.
While the entire world is watching the events about the NOBEL PRIZE this week in Stockholm, Radio IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty is going to deliver news, information, photographs and a television program related with the events to the ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE as known as the Right Livelihood Award in Sweden.
A couple from India and three precious ladies which have taken part in an important role in social transformation have been awarded for the Right Livelihood Award in 2008.
The recipients of the award have arrived recently in Sweden and will be honoured tonight.
Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan and her husband from LAFTI , India are going to receive the Right Livelihood Award …for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable human development, for which they have been referred to as ‚India’s soul‘.“
Amy Goodman , one of the best journalists, broadcast journalists and authors in this world is going to receive the award „…for developing an innovative model of truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media.“
She is the first journalist ever, which going to receive the Right Livelihood Award as known as ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE.
Amy Goodman has been unlawful arrested while covering events related to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, United States of America.
Asha Hagi , from Somalia will be honored „…for continuing to lead at great personal risk the female participation in the peace and reconciliation process in her war-ravaged country.“
Dr. Monika Hauser, born in Switzerland which holds an Italian Passport will receive the award for „…for her tireless commitment to working with women who have experienced the most horrific sexual violence in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning for them to receive social recognition and compensation.“
The award ceremony will be held tonight in the Swedish Parliament. The ceremony will be attended by many honourable guests, Members of the Parliament and journalists from the around the world. Founder and Chairman of the Right Livelihood Award is Mr. Jakob von Uxekuell a former member of the European Parliament.
The recipients will share the PRIZE money of two million SWEDISH KRONOR or crowns, approximately about 310.000 U.S. Dollar. The money is not be used for personal purpose but to continue the work in projects of social transformation.
The Democracy Now Team will broadcast live from Sweden. For the live program go to democracynow.org.
IBS Television Liberty will provide a special coverage on television by next week on www.ibstelevision.com with LIBERTY AND PEACE NOW!
This was Andreas Klamm, journalist and news correspondent from the city of Sweden in Stockholm for IBS Television Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and MJB Mission News.
Distributed by 3mnewswire.org / IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty, international service, SWEDEN, INTLLINK
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Democracy Now! U.S. Election Night Special

Democracy Now! U.S. Election Night Special
New York City./3mnewswire.org/November 4, 2008/and/– Democracy Now! is doing a special five-hour broadcast tonight from 7:00PM to Midnight EST to bring you the 2008 election results as they come in.
The program will include live coverage of the results as the polls close, on-the-ground reports from across the country, reactions from across the globe, and running in-depth analysis and commentary from a wide range of guests you won’t get anywhere else.

The show will be hosted by Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzale z and Jeremy Scahill. Guests will include Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Melissa Harris Lacewell, Roberto Lovato, John Nichols, Howard Zinn, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Bill Perkins, Laura Flanders, Vincent Harding, Robert Scheer, Mark Crispin Miller, David Sirota and many more.
On November 5, 2008 Democracy NOW! will be on air with a 2 hour „After morning U.S. election special“.
Tune to the TV and radio program on www.democracynow.org.
You can reach the program Democracy Now on alternative web channels and on satellite television.
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Amy Goodman to receive Right Livelihood Award

Amy Goodman on her educational program Democracy NOW! Democracy NOW! broadcast daily Monday to Friday. For more information go to: www.democracynow.org. Photo: 3mnewswire.org

Amy Goodman to receive Right Livelihood Award

By Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist and author of Liberty and Peace NOW!

Washington D. C. / New York City / London/Stockholm/October 28, 2008. The international and excellent journalist which is known as one of the world best top journalists, authors and broadcast journalists has been awarded to receive the Right Livelihood Award on December 8, 2008 by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Stockholm in Sweden.

Amy Goodman will share the right Livelihood Award with four other woman which have been taking part in a vital role of social transformation.

The three other women which will receive also the Right Livelihood Award 2008 are

Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan / LAFTI (India)

„…for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable human development, for which they have been referred to as ‚India’s soul‘.“

Asha Hagi (Somalia)

„…for continuing to lead at great personal risk the female participation in the peace and reconciliation process in her war-ravaged country.“

and

Monika Hauser (Germany)

„…for her tireless commitment to working with women who have experienced the most horrific sexual violence in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning for them to receive social recognition and compensation.“

Amy Goodman will be honored for „…for developing an innovative model of truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media.

Presented annually in Stockholm at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by four recipients. One of them may receive an Honorary Award, given to a person or group whose work the Jury wishes to recognize but who is not primarily in need of monetary support. The others share the prize money of 2,000,000 Swedish kronor (approximately USD 310,000). The prize money is for ongoing successful work, never for personal use.

The media is sometimes called the fourth power in a democracy. But in many countries of the world such as for example Germany, Iran, Iraq, China, North Korea and many others the media is today no longer willing or able to play this role. Instead it defers to commercial and political interests, thus eroding democracy and destroying elementary and fundamental vital parts of a democracy such as the freedom of the press, liberty, peace, free speech and justice.

With Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman has shown what the alternative to this dangerous trend can look like. Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. which is now available to people seeking alternative viewpoints around the globe.

Career
Amy Goodman was born in 1957, graduated from Harvard in 1984 and became news director at the New York radio station WBAI a few years later. In 1996 she launched the daily one-hour news broadcast Democracy Now!, which she now hosts with Juan Gonzalez, and which is produced live from 08.00 to 09.00 US EST.

Unembedded reporting
Democracy Now! focuses on issues its producers consider under-reported or ignored by mainstream news coverage, like global news or reporting on anti-war activism in the U.S. It provides hard-hitting, independent, breaking coverage of war and peace, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and struggles for social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad.


Democracy Now! seeks to give voice to the voiceless. Its broadcasts include:

  • in-depth interviews with community members, activists, academics, artists and journalists shut out by the mainstream media,

  • debates between activists and people in power,

  • investigative reports and exclusive interviews with usual and controversial guests,

  • and on-the-ground reporting from protests, the recent conventions and hot spots round the world.

Democracy Now! – Facts and figures
Democracy Now! is the fastest growing independent news program in the United States of America . The educational program is now syndicated to more than 700 radio and TV, satellite and cable TV networks in North America reaching millions of people worldwide.
Democracy Now! is produced by seven producers, 20 full-time and 15 paid part-time staff as well as many volunteers. Broadcast daily as an hourly TV show, but with its founding on radio, it is produced in such a way that the stories never rely on the pictures, which allows it to be sent out as a radio show on community radio stations all over the US.
Democracy Now! has an outreach team working to encourage communities to demand that their community radio stations transmit the program.
Democracy Now!’s innovative technical solutions allow for high usability for any kind of audience. There is ‚close captioning‘ for deaf people and numerous voluntary transcribers produce full transcripts of the show. On the website, there are different types of streams and downloads, e.g. audio files, but also high-quality video files that are sent out, for example, by a Japanese TV channel once a week. Democracy Now! also keeps a complete archive of all its shows, which people can research for free.
Democracy Now! receives no government or corporate funding. Because of its educational mission, it has charitable status according to US law (501c3). Major organizational donors have been the Lannan Foundation and the Wallace Global Fund. Significant contributions also come from listeners themselves.
What Amy Goodman is calling Trickle-up journalism”
Amy Goodman describes Democracy Now! as ‚trickle-up journalism‘, because the stories it runs are often taken up by the mainstream media and her interviewees are very often interviewed by other channels after they have appeared on Democracy Now! Thus, the significance of Democracy Now! goes beyond the show as such: It also serves to open up the media landscape, acting as a ‚conveyor belt‘ for stories that otherwise would not reach the mainstream media.

Awards and books received by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman’s awards include the Golden Reel for the Best National Documentary for ‚Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship‘ in 1998, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for ‚Massacre: the Story of East Timor‘. This story had almost cost her life: In East Timor, she survived a massacre in 1991 in which Indonesian soldiers gunned down 270 Timorese people.
The journalist, author and broadcast journalist has also written three hard-hitting books with her brother, David Goodman: The Exception to the Rulers (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheer-leaders and the People who Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness (2008). She also syndicates a column to national papers.
Democracy Now! is broadcast daily from 8-9am EST/1-2pm GMT. To watch today’s show and for a list of international and domestic stations that carry DN!, please go to www.democracynow.org.

Quotation: What Amy Goodman has said about the Right Livelihood Award

„I am completely honored to have my work and the work of my colleagues held in such high regard, it makes me realize how important the work of bringing a truly independent voice to broadcast news and journalism really is. I really believe in free speech and independent journalism as a tool for peace, for understanding. It is so important, especially during times like these, that the media hold the politicians feet to the fire… we all need the real answers, the truth as best we can. This is why I get up every morning and go to the red firehouse we broadcast from everyday, still as excited as my first day at Democracy Now! over 12 years ago.“

Amy Goodman


The murder and killing of independent journalists fighting for liberty and democracy

Not all journalists which do publish alternative and independent reports do receive an award. Many of these journalists instead of receiving awards have been murdered. According to the Committee to Protect Journalist in 2008, 33 journalists have been killed. In 2007 according to information in the USA a number of 67 journalists have been killed.

The International Press Institute in Europe knows already about 37 journalists which been murdered in the year 2008. In the years 2007 93 journalists have been killed according to the International Press Institute.

Reporters without borders knows about the death of 34 journalists in 2008 while 126 journalists are imprisoned. About so called 93 “cyber dissidents” and 9 media assistant staff do serve in prison for simply speaking out a part of the truth for laboring for liberty, democracy and peace.

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS

UNITED NATIONS, New York City, United States of America, 1948

www.un.org

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Change we need: How to challenge the big media and media moguls

Change we need:
How to challenge the big media and media moguls
By Andreas Klamm

Washington, D. C. / New York City/October 23, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– The truth is revealed. Change we need. Yeah, change we need so urgently. Many people spend so much time to find a solution not be influenced this much by the big main stream media information of the big media and the media which is known as main stream media.

As an investigative journalist, broadcast journalist, French-German author of several books since 1984 I am since 1984 for about 24 years performing a research how we might challenge these big media companies and networks and the big media. For hours I had conversation with editors in chief and even with some of the media moguls until I have realized there are three easy steps how to challenge the big media and the media moguls.
It is this simple and it will cost you not years or hours of your precious time and certainly it will not cost you 700 Billion U.S. Dollars.
If you are not happy with the embedded media coverage, such as on ABC, NBC, Fox News or with Ted Turner´s CNN media network and many other main stream media then simple follow these three easy steps.
1.STEP ONE: You should spend anyway not many hours watching 24 hours television. There is more to discover in life then 24 hours of watching television all the day long.
2.STEP TWO: Simply turn off ABC, NBC, Fox News and Ted Turner´s CNN and switch to Democracy NOW! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy NOW! is available worldwide on 250 radio station and about 700 alternative television network station and even on satellite television. You will find the current information where to watch the educational television and radio program on www.democracynow.org . You will have the great chance to see and to hear the difference in the media. It is almost like you as have spend 40 years in the wilderness and have been looking for a good well (water source) where you will find fresh and clean water and just with watching one hour Democracy NOW! you will be able to experience the great joy not to thirst this quick again for a good and educational television and radio program. You will realize also that you do not have to spend hours watching television all the day long and to waste your precious time. After watching one hour Democracy NOW! you will have more time for valuable things which do matter in your life. You could easily spend some time getting engaged with some social work in your local community or you might have even more time to spend with your friends and family.

3.STEP THREE:
Be polite and friendly write a postcard or an email to ABC, NBC, Fox News and CNN or the other main stream media networks and let them know that you have switched from the main stream media to a good and educational television and radio program which is know as Democracy NOW!
It might take some while but then the media moguls will realize that they are going to loose millions of listeners and viewers they will certainly start to consider to cover the stories and voices which at this time we can not find on the main stream media.
Picture this: It is by no means only Ted Turner and other media moguls which do have the power and strength to challenge you. IT IS YOU, which can challenge the big media and the main stream media moguls. Imagine, if only 90 or 100 million people will follow the advise to turn off the big media and to tune in to Democracy NOW! or other alternative radio and television programs. The big media would feel this by loosing millions of advertising money for commercials and infomercials. Guess if you continue for one week or even longer. The media moguls would start to think and perhaps after some while you would realize that every listener and viewer has so easily the strength and power to challenge and even to change the big media. Think as independent as possible. You need to think ! And then act with peace and wisdom. With every listener and viewer which the big media is going to loose, the big media will loose its power. This concept is working very well with newspapers also. Imagine the newspaper is not covering the stories you want and need to read. Just give them a friendly call to the publishing house and let them know I am not going to buy and read your paper anymore as long as I will find the stories which I can not find at this time in the paper. You can challenge the editors and publishers and you will be able to witness and read the change.
Step number 4 is not this easy. In 1986 I became the founder of the international alternative media network IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, IBS Television Liberty and Radio IBS Liberty. You should know that my father was a poor fire fighter, my grand father was a French Army Officer stationed in 1945. In 1986 I have started with about 100 German Marks with the foundation an own and international alternative media network will require if you are not rich and have not the money that you will love to work and labor hard.
There are ways to cover huge events such as the G8 summit in Heilgendamm Germany even with only 20 U.S. dollars in your pocket. In 2007 I did this: I have been one of about 4.700 officially journalists, news correspondents and television producer with an accreditation issued by the German government. Before I became one, I had to write to two German courts and some viewers, listeners and readers have signed a petition that I will get with my official press credentials the permission to produce independent television and radio programs. It has required some work and fights to defend the freedom of the press and information.
Therefore as you are able to imagine I do know what I am writing and talking about. It will be not an easy way. Since 1984 I have produced hundreds of television and radio programs and I have conducted hundreds of interviews have been taking about 20.000 photographs as a photo journalist and have received the first awards when I have been 18 years of age in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989 from a state film department from Germany. In the studio and the editorial offices I have spend hours, day and nights even covering the U.S. elections in 2000 and 2004 and in some cases I have been spending about 18 up to 20 hours in the studio to cut and edit radio and television programs.
Sometimes I have been this tired that I have passed or blacked out in the studio and just have been sleeping on the floor of some studios and continued to work and labor when the light of the morning came back.
It was certainly in many cases hard labor and it will require some sacrifices if you are willing to build you own international media network. If you ever will perform 2 hours Live Television programs and 8 hours Live radio programs you will certainly know what I am writing and talking about.
It requires hard labor and work if you do not have the money as the media moguls such as Ted Turner and many others but there is a way.
In the past 24 years I had the chance to meet so many precious people, even some precious politicians and other journalists and I do not want to miss these interesting conversations. My advise is that you should consider the price which you will have to pay by spending a lot of you precious time of life if your are planning to run an alternative television and radio program.
Some advise which will help: If you want to produce good educational radio and television programs you have to read a lot of books. A little example why this advise could be important: Since the age of 16 I am reading and studying the HOLY SCRIPTURES, which some other people call also the bible, Old and New Testament. You will find amazing answers, questions and ideas in this most precious book. Guess you want to cover a story about corruption. It is no joke you will find in the Holy Scriptures the answer, where to start maybe a search for an investigative research and where to find a lot of corruption.
There are many other books on the market which you could and should read also. If you have because of the financial crisis not the money anymore to buy some real good books, spend some time in you community library as I did already in 1987 in Leeds in the United Kingdom and in many other cases in Germany and even in New York City in the United States of America.
If you are planning to work as an investigative broadcast journalist, journalist and author you should be prepared for fights such as death threats, attempted targeted killing and threats. In Germany in many cases some people and political forces try not to shoot journalists but to destroy their financial liberty which is making everyone this easily a slave.  Sometime it occurs that you will receive first threats, followed by death threats and that you will get involved as a victim in so called “accidents”. Some viewers and observers have told me, that some of the accidents which I have suffered have been not accidents but the attempt to kill me for covering simply stories about the abuses of the human rights, political, social and financial affairs.
There is not the proof that these viewers are right but I can assure you that I have received threats and people have told me several times: “We do wonder that you are still alive.” It happened again this afternoon, that a colleague and another independent television producer mentioned to me on the phone: “I do wonder you are still alive…”. He knows that I am since 1984 covering stories and speaking out things which you will hear usually not on the big main stream media. Independent and alternative journalists should work international and seek international co-operation. This is one of the reasons that I became a member of the International Federations of Journalists. Another reason is that since 1993 I am a member of the union.  Since 1989 I am active also as a peace and social activist.
It is a serious thing if you are going to receive threats. Not taking part in the fight could mean that you have lost the fight or the battle already. However I do believe: If the good people are NOT fighting, the bad guys or people will win. And these times are so special that I do believe that we just can not allow and afford the luxury that the bad people which do oppress the truth and millions of people that the bad people will win the battle or the fights. Therefore the good people have to fight for peace, liberty, justice, truth and democracy – every one of us. Peace, liberty, justice, truth, social security and democracy are under attack and every one of us should take part in defending these elementary and fundamental rights. This will certainly not without danger. I do know that liberty is right and GOD gave us not a free will to be slaves. God teaches liberty. Do fight as peaceful as possible, not with violence, overcome evil with good, overcome violence with non-violence. There are many peaceful ways how to fight and how to defend.
Now I am telling you a little secret. You will find in the Holy Scriptures even the advise how you could act in time of a financial crisis. Certainly it requires some faith and belief.
Another good advise is listen to the things what your viewers and listener are going to tell you and will write you. Some real good ideas for television and radio programs which have received an award I got from listeners and viewers on the street. In many cases the conversation started this way: “I have seen your program on television and …”. Afterwards some of my viewers gave me some advise or tips what they want to see on the screen or what they want to hear on the radio. In some cases I have spend a night in other cases I have mediated a week and then my thought was something similar like “Let´s try this idea or way…”. Not always but in some cases it was working out good and therefore to some of my viewers which are watching my television programs and listening to my radio programs since about 24 year I am very thankful and I want to let you know: THANK you and I do love you !
Even you might get famous, known in many different countries in this world PLEASE keep in mind, that our listeners and viewers deserve the THANKSGIVING. One of our websites has visitors and readers from 40 different countries. We had not one single cent on our budget for 2007 and 2008 for advertising to tell other people about this new service which has started in May 2008.
The viewers and listeners of my radio and television programs are meaning a lot to me and I am thankful for each of them. Some of them have told me, that they do sense this feelings towards them, that I do appreciate very much that they are spending some times one minute and some times one hour to one of my radio or television programs and some of them are thankful for this appreciation.
As long as you are not a real good business man in the financial and commercial sense you should expect not getting rich but to face serious trouble for working as an investigative broadcast journalist and journalist. For simply covering an event on television about 100 homeless people in Germany I have received threats in the year of 2006 and 2007 including death threats again.
Thank you to the listeners and viewers and for your tips and guidance which has challenged in Germany sometimes even the big commercial main stream and even the powerful state operated television and radio stations in Germany. However I know God is watching and listening us at any time and this comforts me, perhaps other people, too. There is no secret which you can hide before the Lord our God. This truth and fact might scare some people while this truth and fact is a comfort to me and many other people. Some viewers have been wondering what the term “Journalist, D.o.G.” stands for during some of my television programs and perhaps they might have been thinking I am working for the Department of Germany. This is not the case, I am still working international and alternative. Some times I do wonder if some one wants to tell others about the truth how in the world we are able to deny the most important truth? The answer and truth is very simple: “D.o.G. Stands for dependent upon the GRACE OF GOD.” All truth shall be revealed. Best wishes.

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