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Reports from independent journalists and interviews with knowledgeable people covering the topics of independent journalists, democracy, human rights, press freedom, and journalism.

Dec 8, 2019

Dennis Edwards, an independent insurance adjusters details the effects of climate change on fire and flood insurance. Also, how drones are changing the insurance industry.52 minutes.

California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change

Nov 24, 2019

Thomas DeSoto discusses his career as a professional photographer with Democracy Watch News Executive Director Mark Taylor-Canfield.    


Thomas DeSoto is an internationally recognized photographer whose body of work includes images of cultural icons in the worlds of sports, politics, and the arts. His credits also...

Nov 12, 2019

Keep it in the Ground now means to cut pollution not just at the smoke stacks or exhaust pipe but to greatly reduce resource extraction that is on the supply side of those emissions. Duration 00:54:20. Archival recorded on 2016-07-16. Pollution control activism to date has put more energy into the former rather than the...

Oct 8, 2019

The E.R.A., a proposed amendment to the Constitution, would guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It would also require states to intervene in cases of gender violence, such as domestic violence and sexual harassment; it would guard against pregnancy and motherhood discrimination; and...

Sep 26, 2019

Jeff Santos is interviewed by the Democracy Watch News team. It includes discussion of new media opportunities for journalists, media consolidation roadblocks, advice for international journalists, and funding for independent journalists. Jeff’s radio and TV show will be back on the air soon. Subscribe to his...