“Going to where the silence is. That is the responsibility of a journalist: giving a voice to those who have been forgotten, forsaken, and beaten down by the powerful. The Exception to the Rulers.” – Amy Goodman
Award-winning journalist, Amy Goodman breaks through corporate media lies, sound-bites and silence with passionate reporting as host of Democracy Now!, airing on more than 800 public television/radio stations worldwide. In 2002, Goodman enlightened attendees of the first-ever Green Festival with her presentation, “Independent Media in Time of War.” That same year, Democracy Now! became an independent nonprofit organization and has since grown to become the largest public media collaboration in the United States. Her latest bestseller, Breaking the Sound Barrier, proves the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. From community organizations in New Orleans, to those struggling to survive in Haiti, Goodman illuminates ordinary people who are standing up and speaking out.