On April 4th, Portland Indymedia will launch its premiere episode of Indymedia News. This half-hour news show will feature local to international news, editorials, and interviews from a perspective you will never find on the corporate media. Expect no official government lines or self-censored stories here. We tell it like it is... with your help.
In addition to original reporting, stories are drawn from the Indymedia newswire to give real people their own voice in deciding what is news and how their stories should be told. By taking back the media, we have the power to shape our own reality instead of having corporate interests tell us what to think, what to do, and how to keep quiet. It's time to show them we're awake and the truth is being broadcast out loud!
On our first episode you will hear stories about the coup in Haiti, the leaked Pentagon report about global warming, efforts to oust Chavez from office in Venezuela, Portland police corruption, gay marriage, the children's garden, the No Starbucks campaign, and the tightening of the embargo against Cuba.
The first show will air tonight at 10:30pm on channel 22, and will be rebroadcast:
Tuesday April 6th at 6pm on channel 23
Friday April 9th at 6pm on channel 11
Monday April 12th at 11:30pm on channel 11
Friday April 16th at 8pm on channel 23
Monday April 19th at 12am on channel 22
If you've trashed your evil box or don't have cable, fear not, Indymedia news will soon be available for download online.
There are ample ways you can contribute to the show, whether it be through stories, set-design, street reporting, graphics editing, production crew, and so-on. If you'd like to get involved just email indyt\/@riseup.net with your info and interests.