Democracy Now! on Face TV



In an age where TV current affairs are now a dead joke served cold at 7pm weeknights on TV One, you take your wins where you can get em, and Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman & Juan González is a win.

Playing 10.30pm Tuesday-Friday on Face TV, Sky 83, Democracy Now! is considered one of the best Independent News shows available with a host of lefty media awards that would make Noam Chomsky jealous…

Winner of the Izzy Award, Honoring Independent Media, 2012 – Gandhi Peace Award, 2012 – Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival Award, 2012 – Right Livelihood Award, 2008 – Park Center for Independent Media Izzy Award, 2009 – Communication for Peace Award from the World Association for Christian Communication, 2008 – Project Censored Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009 – ACLU-NCA Henry W. Edgerton Civil Liberties Award, 2008 – 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 – Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award – Edwin H. Major Armstrong Award – National Federation of Community Broadcasters – Project Censored Award – Society of Professional Journalists – United Press International – Associated Press – Electronic Frontier Foundation – American Women in Radio & Television – National Catholic Association of Broadcasters – Radio/Television News Directors Association – Alliance for Community Media.

Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman & Juan González, 10.30pm Tuesday-Friday Face TV, Sky 83

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  1. Finally, Democracy Now! is getting a good plug. I discovered it on Arrow FM (Access Radio) in Masterton . So good that even the BBC often pales in comparison.

  2. They put it in a graveyard slot I see. Must be nice for those that don’t need to get up at 6 am I suppose, or insomniacs. Well, we couldn’t have too many watching intelligent TV, could we?

  3. What I resent most is those who can’t afford Sky have to suckle the dry teat of Freeview. Is Face TV rather dangerous for us peasants to get a look into? The system can’t have the downtrodden well informed – might give them ideas? Rather disillusioning.

    Ever watch Choice TV? Food you can’t eat, places you can’t travel to, places you can’t stay, pastimes you can’t do, property you can’t live in. Why is such a channel free? Torment those without?

    How about having Face TV on Freeview? Oh wait… Sky has a monopoly to maintain.

    • “Ever watch Choice TV? Food you can’t eat, places you can’t travel to, places you can’t stay, pastimes you can’t do, property you can’t live in. Why is such a channel free? Torment those without?”

      I’m certain it’s the 1%er’s way to rub the serf’s face in it. The carrot, forever out of reach.

    • The only reason why Face TV isn’t on Freeview is because government owned Kordia sold the spectrum reserved for Face TV in the Auckland region to a Chinese Channel and now there is no space available for it once Auckland goes digital, also the high costs to join Freeview and become a nationwide channel are expensive. You cant blame Face TV for this governments unwillingness to regulate the broadcasting industry and provide a level playing field for all broadcasters, not just the monopolistic SKY TV.

  4. I used to watch DN! on a free community channel when I worked in NYC, and have podcasted it (audio only because of NZ’s pricey and stingy broadband access) since coming home…but as a non Sky subscriber, I am with @Procrastinator and feel a bit of a burn every time I hear of some tasty new offering on Face or see the listings. The have-Sky and have-not-Sky gap keeps getting wider, and now with shows intended for alternative outlets like DN!. I accept I’m not going to get to see the HBO stuff without paying (though not Murdoch anymore), but Democracy Now!? It ain’t right.

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