Many of our listeners will know Amy Goodman as the host of the American progressive radio show and podcast 'Democracy Now'.
rabble.ca was proud to present a talk by Amy as part of our fall fundraising campaign on October 1 at University of Toronto. It was a full house, and there are lots of people we've heard from who would have liked to have been there. So today on Needs No Introduction, we are playing her entire talk for you.
Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!: a daily, independent, award-winning news program broadcast on public radio, satellite television across the world. Goodman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi Peace Award for "a significant contribution to the promotion of enduring international peace," the 1998 George Polk Award (with Jeremy Scahill) for investigative reporting on Chevron's role in Nigeria's dictatorship, and the 1993 Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting (with Allan Nairn) for coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Santa Cruz Massacre.
In 2016 she was criminally charged in connection with her coverage of protests of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The charges, which were condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were ultimately dismissed.
Entitled "Reporting Democracy, Resistance and Hope," Amy Goodman's evening talk illuminated and recounted her personal experiences as a journalist covering citizen/grassroots-based movements -- these, whom daily confront and resist repressive governments and regimes in support of social, economic and climate justice.
Introducing Amy Goodman is activist and journalist Desmond Cole.
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