At last, making progress on the television front
RNN’s CEO & founder Paul Jay interviewed by Daljit Dhaliwal, host of PBS Foreign Exchange
FOR A VERY LONG TIME the progressive community of North America has been waiting to see a serious effort at breaking the overwhelming primacy of corporate media (chiefly television) on the American public. It speaks volumes that, again, it took a foreigner, in this case Canadian broadcasting journalist Paul Jay, to get the idea off the ground with his INDEPENDENT WORLD TELEVISION’s Real News Network. [http://therealnews.com/]The convergence of television and computer technologies, digitization of the former, and advances in broadband access in many countries around the world, gave our own team at Cyrano’s Journal Online the impulse to develop a website-borne news channel, visualizing a future in which we might see not just the vaunted 500 tv channels once promised by the industry, but literally tens of thousands, as many activists following the Indymedia example began turning themselves into local producers and their websites into “web-borne tv stations.” Lack of sufficient capitalization has stalled out our own plans, momentarily at least, but we are extremely happy to see that Paul Jay’s venture is making progress, expanding despite all the inevitable obstacles, and catching on among international and US audiences. IWT’s Real New Network, which rests on a simple, member-supported funding model, and which accepts no government or corporate advertising, is already offering superb coverage on many vital topics thanks to a world-class staff of reporters and commentators that includes Gore Vidal, George Monbiot, Pepe Escobar, and the formidable Aijaz Ahmad, to name just a few. Paul Jay’s effort deserves our unconditional gratitude and support. This is news the way it should be presented, if we are to spare ourselves and the world more unnecessary toil, suffering and death.
VISIT THE REAL NEWS NETWORK, pass the word, sign up as a supporter and help us break the information and ideological stranglehold currently exercised by the business-owned media.
And don’t forget to CHECK OUT IWT/RNN’s VISION–GO THERE
—Patrice Greanville, Editor, Cyrano’s Journal Online; Chief Editor, The Greanville Journal