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DEDICATION
This publication is dedicated to:
The award winning journalist, broadcast journalist, author and
peace activist and host of Democracy NOW! Amy
Goodman from New York City, United States of America.
David Goodman and Dorrie Goodman
to the entire Democracy NOW! - Team in New York City,
United States of America
to all of those people which prefer to negotiate for PEACE
and which do LOVE PEACE.
The broadcast journalist Amy Goodman has said during a
television interview on MSNBC in New York City in the
United States of America:
“We need a media in this country that is open to the
voice of the peace. Negotiation is the only one answer.
There is got to be an answer other then war.”
With love, appreciation and in agreement with Amy Goodman.
Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist and author
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Liberty, peace and media: Amy Goodman
January / February 2009
London, United Kingdom
Andreas Klamm, Journalist, author and editor
Liberty, peace and media:
Amy Goodman
– Excellent journalists in extraordinary times
Edition No. 1, January / February 2009
1. Auflage, Januar / Februar 2009
ISBN (-13): 9783837074734
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Liberty, peace and media: Amy Goodman
CONTENT
Inhaltsverzeichnis
Chapter /
Kapitel
Page / Seite
1 DEDICATION 2
2 Content / Inhaltsverzeichnis 4
3 Amy Goodman - Biography 6
4 Peace Voices: “Bombs are not the answer,
we need to negotiate...”
“There is got to be an answer other
then war.” - Amy Goodman
27
5 Amy Goodman: “Media are the most
powerful institutions on earth and we have
to take them back”
33
6 Review on Standing Up To The Madness by
Amy Goodman on www.amazon.com
39
7 Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman To
Write Weekly Newspaper Column
50
8 The focus of the media on Amy Goodman 55
9 'Democracy Now!' Host Amy Goodman
Is Making Her Voice Heard on Iraq
59
10 Change we need: How to challenge the big
media and media moguls
78
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11 Democracy Now! U.S. Election Night
Special
89
12 Censored letters and information and a
part of the truth
90
13 Amy Goodman to receive Communication
for Peace Award
92
14 Charges Dropped Against Democracy
Now! Journalists – Investigation Needed
106
15 Independent journalist Amy Goodman is
defending democracy in America
109
16 PLEASE release the journalists and charges
to be dropped off
112
17 Independent journalist Amy Goodman is
defending democracy in America
120
18 Free Press Calls for Charges to Be
Dropped Against Amy Goodman,
Independent Journalists
122
19 Right Livelihood Award Schweden - Jakob
von Uexkull: Menschen sollten sich mehr in
der Politik engagieren und Demokratie
verteidigen
124
20 Recipients of the Right Livelihood Award
have arrived in Sweden
131
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21 Special coverage on Democracy NOW: Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
134
22 Freie und unabhängige Medien sind wichtig:
Journalistin Amy Goodman liest „Standing
up to the madness“ in Berlin
136
23 IFJ Principles on the Conduct of
Journalists
140
24 The Bill of Rights: A Brief History 142
25 Original Ten Amendments: The Bill of
Rights
147
26 10 Commandments 172
27 Universal Declaration of Human
Rights
181
28 Andreas Klamm, Journalist, broadcast
journalist and author
226
29 Editiorial / Imprint
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Amy Goodman
Biography
Partial and a short version written and based upon
information on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Goodman
and www.democracynow.org .
The journalist, broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman
is born on April 13, 1957 in Bay Shore, New York.
She is an American broadcast journalist, journalist, syndicated
columnist and author working for radio, television, printed
media and the internet.
In 1984 Amy Goodman graduated of HARVARD University in
the United States of America.
She is best known as the prinicpal host of the PAFICFICA
RADIO program DEMOCRACY NOW! Which is aired
Monday to Friday and can be heard and be seen as television
program on www.democracynow.org
Amy Goodman has been described by the Los Angeles Times
as "radio's voice of the disenfranchised left". Coverage of
the peace and human rights movements — and support of the
independent media — are the hallmarks of her work.
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Amy Goodman has been speaking at Power To The Peaceful
Festival in San Francisco in 2004.
She is the host of the educational program and alternative
independent show Democracy NOW!
While being arrested for producing a report about an
important political event the Republican National Convention
she has been 51 years of age.
Democracy NOW! Is aired on over 750 TV station and on
over 250 radio stations in the United States of America,
Canada and in the entire world.
Best to describe the role of the journalist, broadcast journalist
and author Amy Goodman which she is involved in is
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM.
As an investigative journalist, Amy Goodman has received
acclaim for exposés of human rights violations in East Timor
and Nigeria. She is the first journalist ever to receive the
Right Livelihood Award.
Her brother DAVID GOODMAN is two year younger (49)
and also an investigative journalist. He is the co-author of
several books which Amy Goodman and David Goodman have
written.
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Democracy Now!
For over a decade Amy Goodman has been news director of
Pacifica Radio Station WBAI-FM in NEW YORK City in the
United States of America (U.S.A.), when she co-founded the
radio and TV program DEMOCRACY NOW!, which is also
called “The WAR and PEACE Report” in 1996.
Since then, Democracy Now! has been called "probably the
most significant progressive news institution that has
come around in some time" by professor and media critic
Robert McChesney.
Democracy NOW! temporarily pulled of the air
In 2001, the show was temporarily pulled off the air, as a result
of a conflict with a group of Pacifica Radio board members and
Pacifica staff members and listeners.
The self-appointed board members had pushed for the sale of
either KPFA-FM in Berkeley or WBAI-FM in New York, but
dedicated listeners eventually regained control of Pacifica.
The Firehose Station Studio
Democracy NOW! is produced in a converted firehouse.
While Democracy Now! was off the air at WBAI for 20 days, it
moved to a converted firehouse where it continues to
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broadcast today.
Amy Goodman credits the program's success to the
mainstream news makers who leave "a huge niche" for
Democracy Now!
"It's just the basic tenets of good journalism that instead of this
small circle of pundits, you talk to people who live at the
target end of the policy," she said.
When the Bush Administration didn't find weapons of mass
destruction, it "laid bare more than the Bush Administration, it
laid bare media that act as a conveyor belt for the lies of the
Administration. You know governments are going to lie, but
not the media. So I think people started to seek out other
forms of information."
The Presidential Call
When President Bill Clinton called WBAI on Election Day,
2000, for a quick get-out-the-vote message, Amy Goodman and
Gonzalo Aburto challenged him for 28 minutes with questions
about Leonard Peltier, racial profiling, the Iraq sanctions, Ralph
Nader, the death penalty, the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA), and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Bill Clinton defended Democratic policies against criticism, but
charged Amy Goodman with being "hostile, combative, and
even disrespectful".
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Investigative journalism career
In 1991, covering the independence movement in East Timor,
Amy Goodman and fellow journalist Allan Nairn were
badly beaten by Indonesian soldiers after they witnessed a
mass killing of Timorese demonstrators in what became
known as the Dili Massacre.
Photographs which have been taken after Amy Goodman and
Allan Nairn have been beaten do show both of them covered
with blood all over. According to reports Allan Nairn used his
body to protect Amy Goodman and he has covered her with
his own body.
She has speculated that the only thing that spared her the fate
of the Australian-based journalists who were killed in East
Timor in 1975 was an American passport.
The United States was providing military support to the
Indonesian army at the time. The U.S.A. did not cut off military
aid to Indonesia until 1993.
In 1998, Amy Goodman and journalist Jeremy Scahill
documented Chevron Corporation's role in a confrontation
between the Nigerian Army and villagers who had seized oil
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rigs and other equipment belonging to oil corporations.
Another time she has witnessed the killing of people.
Two villagers were shot and killed during the standoff.
On May 28, 1998 the company provided helicopter transport
to the Nigerian Navy and Mobile Police (MOPOL) to their
Parabe oil platform which had been occupied by villagers who
accused the company of contaminating their land. Soon after
landing, the Nigerian military shot and killed two of the
protesters, Jola Ogungbeje and Aroleka Irowaninu, and
wounded 11 others.
Chevron spokesperson Sola Omole acknowledged that the
company transported the troops, and that use of troops was
at the request of Chevron's management. The documentary
won the George Polk Award in 1998.
Arrest at 2008 Republican Convention
During the 2008 Republican National Convention, several of
Amy Goodman's colleagues from Democracy Now! were
arrested and detained by police while reporting on an anti-war
protest outside the RNC.
While trying to ascertain the status of her colleagues, Amy
Goodman herself was arrested and held, accused of
"obstruct[ing] a legal process" and "interfer[ing] with a peace
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officer", while fellow Democracy Now! producers were held
on charges of "probable cause for riot".
The arrests of the producers have been criticized as unlawful
and a violation of the freedom of the press.
Amy Goodman and her colleagues were later released, but in
September 2008 they still have been facing charges stemming
from their arrests, although City Attorney John Choi has
indicated that the charges will be dropped.
Other writing
The author, broadcast journalist and journalist Amy Goodman
published in 2004 her first book, a NEW YORK TIMES
Best-Seller,
The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians,
War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (ISBN
1-4013-0799-X)
The first book of Amy Goodman is co-written with her
brother, Mother Jones reporter and investigative journalist
David Goodman.
Their second book, published in August 2006, is entitled,
Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the
People who Fight Back (ISBN 1-4013-0293-9).
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Amy Goodman appeared on the Colbert Report on Thursday
October 5, 2006 to promote the book.
Their third book which Amy Goodman has written is entiled
Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in
Extraordinary Times (ISBN 1-4013-2288-3),
which details the capabilities of ordinary citizens to enact
change, was released on April 8, 2008.
Amy Goodman also writes a weekly column called "Breaking
the Sound Barrier," for King Features Syndicate. In her first
piece, released October 24, 2006, she wrote, "My column will
include voices so often excluded, people whose views the
media mostly ignore, issues they distort and even ridicule."
Film Productions
Amy Goodman in 2006 narrated the film One Bright
Shining Moment — The Forgotten Summer of George
McGovern.
The film is directed by Stephen Vittoria, the documentary
chronicles the life and times of George McGovern, focusing on
his 1972 bid for the presidency. The film features McGovern,
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Gloria Steinem, Gore Vidal, Warren Beatty, Howard Zinn, Ron
Kovic, and Dick Gregory. The film won the Sarasota Film
Festival's award for "Best Documentary Feature."
Recognition
Amy Goodman has received dozens of awards for her
work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
and the George Polk Award.
In 2001, she declined to accept the Overseas Press Club
Award, in protest of the group's pledge not to ask questions
of keynote speaker Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and
because the OPC was honoring Indonesia for their improved
treatment of journalists despite the fact that they had recently
beaten and killed reporters in occupied East Timor.
On October 1, 2008, Amy Goodman was named as a recipient
of the 2008 Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as
the "Alternative Nobel Prize" — She the first journalist
ever to be so honored.
The Right Livelihood Award Foundation cited her work in
"developing an innovative model of truly independent
grassroots political journalism that brings to millions
of people the alternative voices that are often
excluded by the mainstream media."
The prize will be awarded in the Swedish Parliament on
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December 8, 2008.
References
1. Democracy Now! | Los Angeles Times
2. Amy Goodman's 'Empire'
3. village voice > news > A year after 2000's Christmas Coup,
has Pacifica decided to give WBAI back to its listeners. Jennifer
Block tunes in. by Jennifer Block
4. Amy Goodman's 'Empire'
5. Democracy Now! | Bill Clinton Loses His Cool in
Democracy Now! Interview on Everything But Monica:
Leonard Peltier, Racial Profiling, the Iraqi Sanctions, Ralph
Nader, the Death Penalty and the Israeli-Palestinian Con
6. Democracy Now! | Massacre: The Story of East Timor
7. Democracy Now! | Drilling and Killing: As President Bush
Meets with the CEO of Chevron Texaco in Nigeria, a Look at
Chevron's Role in the Killing of Two Nigerian Villagers
8. Amy Goodman, Others Detained Outside RNC", The
Nation (September 1, 2008). Retrieved on 2 September 2008.
9.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/97194/amy_goodman_and_two
_democracy_now!_producers_unlawfully_arrested_at_rnc/
10. "Scenes from St. Paul -- Democracy Now's Amy
Goodman arrested". San Francisco Chronicle (September 2,
2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
11. "Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman arrested at RNC
protest". Minnesota Public Radio (September 1, 2008).
Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
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12. "Amy Goodman and Two Democracy Now! Producers
Unlawfully Arrested at RNC". Alternet (September 1, 2008).
Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
13. Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel
Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at
RNC", press release, Democracy Now! (September 01, 2008).
Retrieved on 2 September 2008.
14. “No charges for reporters arrested in GOP protests",
Associated Press (September 19,2008). Retrieved on 20
September 2008.
15. Democracy Now! | Pacifica Rejects Overseas Press Club
Award
16. 2008 Right Livelihood Awards honour champions of
independent journalism, peace-building and social justice"
(press release from the Right Livelihood Award Foundation)
17. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/amy-goodman-arrested---
stand-up-for-democracy
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Amy Goodman on her educational program Democracy
NOW! Democracy NOW! broadcast daily Monday to Friday.
For more information go to: www.democracynow.org. Photo:
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Amy Goodman –
The journalist, the host and author
Amy Goodman can be described also as a longtime advocate
for "un-imbedded" independent media.
Her journalism career has been extraordinary.
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At great personal risk, she covered the 1991 independence
movement in East Timor. In an effort to protect a group of East
Timorese demonstrators, Goodman and a fellow journalist
joined the group and were badly beaten. They have been saved
in Goodman’s opinion only by their American passports, and
made to watch as the demonstrators were massacred.
Amy Goodman co-founded Democracy Now! in 1996.
Broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community and college radio
stations as well as PBS and satellite television stations around
the world, Democracy Now! gives its audience perspectives
rarely found in corporate media.
Amy Goodman about Democracy NOW!: “It’s just the basic
tenets of good journalism that...you talk to people who live at
the target end of the policy,”
Amy Goodman is the author of multiple articles, blogs and
books, including her 2008 critically acclaimed book, Standing
Up to the Madness, which she co-authored with her
brother David Goodman.
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QUOTES
“Independent media can go to
where the silence is and break the
sound barrier, doing what the
corporate networks refuse to do.
The media is absolutely essential to
the functioning of a democracy. It's
not our job to cozy up to power. We're
supposed to be the check and balance
on government.
Journalism is the only profession
explicitly protected by the U.S.
Constitution, because journalists
are supposed to be the check and
balance on government. We're
supposed to be holding those in
power accountable. We're not
supposed to be their megaphone.
That's what the corporate media
have become.
--- Amy Goodman, New York, U.S.A.
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Some soures, professors and other journalist do describe Amy
Goodman as an American progressive broadcast
journalist and author.
She is a 1984 graduate of Harvard University and majored in
Anthropology at Harvard University.
In 1999 she has bee awarded a George Polk Award in 1999 for
her work on "Drilling and Killing."
EAST TIMOR: A Truth-telling story cost almost her life
Amy Goodman was in 1991 was nearly killed while reporting
on Indonesia's occupation in East Timor. The story won
several awards including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Prize and an Alfred I. DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton.
For covering the story about the mass murder and killing of
about 270 people, women and men in East Timor she and her
colleague, Allan Nairn, are officially banned from East Timor.
Amy Goodman is the daughter of a physician from Bayshore,
New York. Her father used to be an ophthalmologist
Co-author of 'Exception to the Rulers' with her brother,
David Goodman.
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Amy Goodman has declined acceptance of her award at the
Oversea's Press Club awards dinner in Niger when the
club's board (which included Tom Brokaw) declared that
keynote speaker, Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, would
not have to answer any questions.
Holbrooke gave a speech and noted that American
bombers had just hit a Serbian television station. After
Holbrooke stood up and informed his audience that the US
military had bombed a Serbian television station, she told
Brokow, "Thank you, but no thank you" and refused to
accept the award.
She started her career in journalism in radio in 1985 at Pacifica
Radio's WBAI station in New York in the United States of
America.
Amy Goodman was the first journalist ever allowed in the
Peru prison where American political prisoner Lori Berenson
was being held.
In 1991 she traveled to East Timor in the early 90s with her
colleague Alan Nairn.
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They were expecting to report on the Portuguese delegates
who were scheduled to go to East Timor. They had also
planned to investigate the human rights situation during the
Indonesian occupation. The Timorese people were protesting
in the street when they learned that the delegation had
canceled the visit.
The Indonesian military later opened fire on the Timorese
people.
Amy Goodman believes that she and Allan Nairn were not
shot because the Indonesians were using weapons supplied by
the American government. Their experiences were the
foundation for the documentary entitled "Massacre: The
Story of East Timor".
Amy Goodman is the descendant of Hasidic rabbis and the
daughter of peace activists. In 1984, she graduated with a
degree in anthropology from Harvard University. Living with
her parents on Long Island, contemplating graduate school in
biochemistry, she happened to one day discover the “peace
and justice” radio station WBAI, Pacifica Radio’s station in
New York City.
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"I was just completely shocked by this place I stumbled on. It
was just raw. It was all the beauty and horror that is New York
in all of its myriad accents. And I said, What is this place?" She
proceeded to spend ten years as producer its evening news
show.
Some other source mentioned that Amy Goodman has been
“characterized, somewhat worried, somewhat reverentially, as
“beaming from some alternative left galaxy.”
The observers believe that she can certainly be considered a
major icon of the leftist movement, but—as her scores of fans
swell in ranks each day and her news program reaches an ever-
growing audience—she is acquiring a legion of admirers from
all colors of the political spectrum.
Amy Goodman is a journalist, author, activist, pacifist, and host
of the radio and television program Democracy Now!
A figurehead and fervent proponent of the independent media,
she dives headlong into stories and controversies that no one
else dares to tackle or even raise.
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The journalist, broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman
and the journalist, broadcast journalist and author Andreas
Klamm had a chance to meet in Sweden during the ceremony
and press conference related to the the Right Livelihood
Award as know as the alternative Nobel Prize. Both of them
have presented in co-operation on television a brief
introduction for the viewers of IBS Television Liberty and
Democracy NOW! Photo: 3mnewswire.org
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Peace Voices: “Bombs are
not the answer, we need to
negotiate...”
“There is got to be an answer other then
war.” - Amy Goodman
By Andreas Klamm
New York City. The Jewish-American journalist, broadcast
journalist and author of several books, Amy Goodman, which is
also host of Democracy NOW! Is truly a woman which can be
called with no doubt a peace activist and a voice for peace.
It is very hard to understand if we are going to see the dead
children and people on both sides in Gaza, Lebanon and Israel.
When ever we see these pictures of dead children and people
on the ground we may should think about the situation. Does
this makes sense? Is it this what we want dead children and
dead people on the ground.
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It is horrible and I believe actually no human being can desire
dead children and people on the ground no matter which
country or group they might come from. It is better to live
instead to die and I believe also that God has no delight in the
death of children and people which are going to die on both
sides.
The views and comments of Amy Goodman might be
controversial. It seems that not all people do agree with the
views of Amy Goodman. She delivers good ideas: “Instead of
bombs we need negotiation.”
However I believe that she is a true peace activist and a voice
for peace and many people are looking for peace. There is
hope. Where this hope comes from?
During an television interview with MSNBC in New York City,
United States of America my colleague, the journalist,
broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman has mentioned
that the people need to negotiate. “You do not negotiate with
your friends but with your enemies.”.
In this writing some of the answers of Amy Goodman have
been documented.
Yes, I believe she is right when Amy Goodman says “Bombs are
not the answer, we need to negotiate to find a way both sides
can live with.
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As a journalist, broadcast journalist and author I do agree with
the journalist, broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman:
“Negotiation is the only one answer. There is got to be
an answer other then war.”
One of these question was: “Should you there be a ceasefire?”
Amy Goodman: „There are a lot of Israeli Peace Voices out
there which are not heard.
I think it is no question.
I think people deeply care on what is going on in Iraq and the
Middle East. We are talking about our sons and daughters, our
mothers or fathers. I am looking at the young people here and
I am thinking about the young kids in the Middle East. I think
about these children which were just bombed in Israeli air
strikes. It is not enough for Israeli to say: “We are sorry when
the cabinet votes to expand the ground offensive.
We are talking about living in the 21 century.
There is got to be an answer other then war.
It is only making Israel unsave and it is only going to make the
United States of America unsave.
Negotiation is the only one answer. It is true for Iraq, it is true
for Gaza, it is true for Hezbollah and it is true for West Bank.
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You do not negotiate with your friends. You negotiate with
enemies. You come up with liable solutions that both can live
with.
What we are talking about is not even Hezbollah. We are
talking about more than 700 Lebanese civilians, overwhelming
civilians. Did they deserve to die over the last two weeks?
It is terrible that Israel is bombing Lebanon. Right now we are
talking about civilians. And Israel has the compassity* to call for
a ceasefire. (* compassion)
The United States of America should not be sending bombs to
Israel, which is exactly what they did even over the objection
of one of the British cabinet members. They should not be
sending bombs to Israel. They should demanding an immediate
ceasefire. This is about our national security and it is about the
national security of countries all over the Middle East.
Americans are much smarter than that. Americans are
compassionate people. And if they saw the images on the
ground. And if they saw kids, children, people dead on the
ground of Lebanon, if they saw Israeli kids dead on the
ground... They say NO, this is not the answer.
We need a media in this country that is open to the voice of
the peace.
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I would say right now we are talking terroristic tactics on both
sides and we talking in a civilized way can a model for how this
has to be negotiate.
Listen, ultimately facing. It is going to be negotiated. It is just
the matter how many kids have to die?
This is about negotiation.
I am not here to condone Hezbollah. I am not here to
condone the states, Israels tactics right now.
What we have to talk about is a negotiated settleling. We are
talking about the world at stake right now.
Hezbollah has managed to do something.
They have united many groups. The levels of Hezbollahs
popularity in Lebanon are sky rocketing. Because of people in
Lebanon have being bombed. It is indiscrimnate, it is civilian.
It is not about who we support. It is about what is possible in
the world today?
Are we willing to see an explosion in the Middle East like we
have never seen before?
I think we have to be civilized about this.
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I do not care your political persuasion . I think we care about
this.
Negotiation, settleling, ceasefire that is what is going to save
hundreds of live of people.“
May we should all thing about the things what Amy Goodman
has to say about war and peace:
“Negotiation is the only one answer. Bombs are not
the answer, we need to negotiate. There is got to be an
answer other then war.”
This is making sense to me and my hope is what Amy
Goodman has said about war and peace will make sense to
more people: “Negotiation is the only one answer. There is got
to be an answer other then war.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has been also criticizing
the network executives for firing Phil Donahue for his anti-war
views, citing secret NBC memo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVFe1rLKA1k
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Amy Goodman: “Media are the most
powerful institutions on earth and we
have to take them back”
By Andreas Klamm
New York / Stockholm. It is no secret that I do believe
that my colleague the journalist, broadcast journalist
and author of several books, Amy Goodman from
Democracy NOW! is one of the very best journalists
in the world. You may be wondering how I can come to
such a conclusion. First, since a while I am watching
the television programs as known as Democracy
NOW! of my colleague Amy Goodman with Juan
Gonzalez, another excellent journalist. Second reason
is that I have been as a journalist, broadcast journalist
and reporter in Sweden in the Swedish Ministry an eye
witness what Amy Goodman has said in concern of the
role of the media and the role which the media should
take.
Third when Amy Goodman has got arrested in September
2008 before she has received the Alternative Nobel Prize in
December 2008, the Right Livelihood Award by the Right
Livelihood Foundation in Stockholm in Sweden I have been
forced to do a lot of research on the life and work of my
colleague Amy Goodman.
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Since 1984 I am working as a journalist, broadcast journalist
and also as author of several books and I am able to confirm
many things and issues what Amy Goodman has been talking
about.
She said something important like: The media should cover
power and not covers for power. We need a media that
covers power – not covers for power. We need a media that is
the fourth of the state and not for the state.
Amy Goodman has described the media as the most powerful
institutions on earth and she is right in concern of this and she
has mentioned that we should take the media back. She has
explained also that the media got deployed in concern of the
Iraq war for example by the Pentagon in the United States of
America. During a press conference Amy Goodman which has
received in December 2008 in Sweden in the city of
Stockholm the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the
alternative Nobel Prize has explained more.
Amy Goodman: „Thank you. It is a great honor to be here.
Democracy NOW ! Is broadcasting on over 750 public radio
and television stations in North America. We also broadcast at
www.democracynow.org. It is is honor also to broadcast here
in SWEDEN, on Stockholm, Channel 15. Every morning at 8 o
´clock and I hope you tune in to watch the television
broadcast.
We believe we are going to where the silence is and bringing
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up the voices of the grassroots and public vote. I see the
media as a huge kitchen table that stretches cross the globe.
We also ground and debate the most important issues of the
day: War and peace, life and death. And anything less than that
is a disservice to a democratic society. When President Bush
did not find weapons of mass destruction and rockets it
exposed more then the administration of Washington. Press
court continuing as a conveyor belt the lies of the
administration. If he were standing on the steps of the White
House with any small bomb he would have convinced a few
people including me.
But he had something much more powerful. More powerful
then any bomb more powerful then any missile. He had the
media of the United States of America. And that is unforgivable.
We are not supposed to be a party to the parties. We are
supposed to be independent. There is a reason why our
profession journalism explecitive is protected by the U.S.
constitution. Because we are supposed to be the check and
balance on power.
I have written three books with my brother David, which is
also a journalist. The middle one is called “Static”. And the
reason we call it that is the reason, that in this high tech age
and digital radio and high definition television still the ... is
static . Distortions in life and misrepresentation we have
through.... . What we need is a dictionary with a definition of
static. That is what we need the media to give us.
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Criticism, opposition, unwanted interference... We need a
media that covers power – not covers for power. We need a
media that is the fourth of the state and not for the state. And
a media that covers the movement that creates static. Life is
through represented with my sister laureates. It is remarkable
to be with them here to hear their stories. From every corner
of the globe. And these are stories should be above the fault
and should be every day the top stories of every news cast.
Because if we can hear a story day after day, perhaps five
times a day or more, that´s then it sinks into the conscientious
of the listeners and viewers.
And these are the stories of poverty, of rights, women rights,
whether in Africa, in Germany and all over the world that we
must hear. The media are the most powerful institutions on
earth. And it is our job in the media to do this. More powerful
then any bomb, more powerful then any missile.
In the United States of America the Pentagon has deployed
media and we have to take it back. The embedding process of
reporters in the front lines of the troops for example in Iraq
has brought the media to an all time low. Because if we are
going to embed with front line troops we should be
embedding with Iraqi hospitals, Iraqi communities in the peace
movements around the world that people understand the full
consequences of deaths and war.
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It is our responsibility as journalists to provide forum for
people to speak for themselves. And then they can not speak
for example after the terror attacks of 911 when thousands of
people were rounded up in the United States of America. We
do not know how many, we do not know their names and
even they did not know the charges against them. They were
mainly South-Asian men, Muslim men, Afro-American or Arab
men,...it is our job to either to provide a forum for them to
speak or then they can not speak and to share their
information, to tell their stories until they can tell us their own
stories. Democracy NOW!
For more information on Amy Goodman and Democracy
NOW ! go to www.democracynow.org, please.
Some interviews and a parts of the speeches with Amy
Goodman you will find also on IBS Television Liberty
www.ibstvliberty.ch.tp and www.youtube.com/andreasklamm
In December 2008, Asha Hagi, Krishnammal Jagannathan and
her husband, Dr. Monika Hauser and Amy Goodman have been
honored with the Right Livelihood Award by the Right
Livelihood Award Foundation in Stockholm in Sweden which
is also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.
Andreas Klamm is the author of the book: „Liberty and
Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters ::
Medienprojekt Menschenrechts-Reporter“ :: Edition
2008, No. 1, Human Rights, abuses and violations of Human
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Rights, international understanding, 272 pages, author: Andreas
Klamm, Journalist, publishing center / publishing house: Books
on Demand Gmbh; Edition 1 (October 2008), Language /
Sprache: English / German, bi-lingual, ISBN-10: 3837072436 ,
ISBN-13: 978-3837072433.
The book is available in all book store and on the
internet: www.amazon.de or
www.andreasklamm.blogspot.com .
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Review on Standing Up To The Madness
by Amy Goodman on www.amazon.com
Written by Andreas Klamm
Excellent: Standing up to the madness
Amy Goodman and David Goodman have written a hard
hitting and excellent book with some shocking news which
could lead to way to awaken people and change their life. It is
no doubt a very good book and it could explain easily the
reason why Amy Goodman has received the Right Livelihood
Award, the alternative Nobel Prize on December 8, 2008 in
the city of Stockholm Sweden and many other awards. She is
one of the best journalists and authors. With Standing up to
the madness - Ordinary Heroes in EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
Amy Goodman and her brother David Goodman has delivered
the proof that both jounalists and authors can be
recommended as very good American journalists. The project
Democracy Now!, the television and radio show of Amy
Goodman is worthy to be supported and this book will deliver
some more reasons why it could be very important to support
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! and to follow her good
example which she is giving to all of us for truely independent
trickle-up journalism. We do need more journalists and people
which are willing to follow her good example. I will be happy
to learn if Amy Goodman and David Goodman are going to
annouce to publish their next book. Standing up to the
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madness - Ordinary heroes in extraordniary times could be
with no doubt mentioned as a "must read" book.
Thank you to both, Amy Goodman and David Goodman for
this excellent work and book.
I am thankful that I can call both, Amy Goodman and David
Goodman excellent and good colleagues which give a good
example for journalism how it should look like not only in the
United States of America but in many different places.
Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist,
author of the book Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights
Reporters, 272 pages, (ISBN-10: 3837072436 , ISBN-13:
978-3837072433)and other books (which can be found on
www.amazon.de, ect.)
Founder and director of
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty (1986)
Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty
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Amy Goodman to receive
Right Livelihood Award
By Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist
and author of Liberty and Peace NOW!
Washington D. C. / New York City /
London/Stockholm/October 28, 2008. The
international and excellent journalist which is known
as one the world best top journalists, authors and
broadcast journalists has been awarded to receive the
Right Livelihood Award on December 8 or December
9, 2008 by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in
Stockholm in Sweden.
Amy Goodman will share the right Livelihood Award with
four other woman which have been taking part in a vital role
of social transformation.
The tree other women which will receive also the Right
Livelihood Award 2008 are
Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan / LAFTI
(India)
"...for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realizing in
practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable
human development, for which they have been referred to as
'India's soul'."
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Asha Hagi (Somalia)
"...for continuing to lead at great personal risk the female
participation in the peace and reconciliation process in her
war-ravaged country."
and
Monika Hauser (Germany)
"...for her tireless commitment to working with women who
have experienced the most horrific sexual violence in some of
the most dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning
for them to receive social recognition and compensation."
Amy Goodman will be honored for "...for developing an
innovative model of truly independent political journalism that
brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are
often excluded by mainstream media.”
Presented annually in Stockholm at a ceremony in the Swedish
Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by
four recipients. One of them may receive an Honorary Award,
given to a person or group whose work the Jury wishes to
recognize but who is not primarily in need of monetary
support. The others share the prize money of 2,000,000
Swedish kronor (approximately USD 310,000). The prize
money is for ongoing successful work, never for personal use.
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The media is sometimes called the fourth power in a
democracy. But in many countries of the world such as for
example Germany, Iran, Iraq, China, North Korea and many
others the media is today no longer willing or able to play this
role. Instead it defers to commercial and political interests,
thus eroding democracy and destroying elementary and
fundamental vital parts of a democracy such as the freedom
the press, liberty, peace, free speech and justice.
With Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman has shown what the
alternative to this dangerous trend can look like. Democracy
Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.
which is now available to people seeking alternative viewpoints
around the globe.
Career
Amy Goodman was born in 1957, graduated from Harvard in
1984 and became news director at the New York radio station
WBAI a few years later. In 1996 she launched the daily one-
hour news broadcast Democracy Now!, which she now hosts
with Juan Gonzalez, and which is produced live from 08.00 to
09.00 US EST.
Unembedded reporting
Democracy Now! focuses on issues its producers consider
under-reported or ignored by mainstream news coverage, like
global news or reporting on anti-war activism in the U.S. It
provides hard-hitting, independent, breaking coverage of war
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and peace, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and struggles for
social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice in
the U.S. and abroad.
Democracy Now! seeks to give voice to the voiceless. Its
broadcasts include:
in-depth interviews with community members, activists,
academics, artists and journalists shut out by the mainstream
media, debates between activists and people in power,
investigative reports and exclusive interviews with usual and
controversial guests, and on-the-ground reporting from
protests, the recent conventions and hot spots round the
world.
Democracy Now! - Facts and figures
Democracy Now! is the fastest growing independent news
program in the United States of America . The educational
program is now syndicated to more than 700 radio and TV,
satellite and cable TV networks in North America reaching
millions of people worldwide.
Democracy Now! is produced by seven producers, 20 full-time
and 15 paid part-time staff as well as many volunteers.
Broadcast daily as an hourly TV show, but with its founding on
radio, it is produced in such a way that the stories never rely
on the pictures, which allows it to be sent out as a radio show
on community radio stations all over the US.
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Democracy Now! has an outreach team working to encourage
communities to demand that their community radio stations
transmit the program.
Democracy Now!'s innovative technical solutions allow for
high usability for any kind of audience. There is 'close
captioning' for deaf people and numerous voluntary
transcribers produce full transcripts of the show. On the
website, there are different types of streams and downloads,
e.g. audio files, but also high-quality video files that are sent
out, for example, by a Japanese TV channel once a week.
Democracy Now! also keeps a complete archive of all its
shows, which people can research for free.
Democracy Now! receives no government or corporate
funding. Because of its educational mission, it has charitable
status according to US law (501c3). Major organizational
donors have been the Lannan Foundation and the Wallace
Global Fund. Significant contributions also come from listeners
themselves.
What Amy Goodman is calling “Trickle-up journalism”
Amy Goodman describes Democracy Now! as 'trickle-up
journalism', because the stories it runs are often taken up by
the mainstream media and her interviewees are very often
interviewed by other channels after they have appeared on
Democracy Now! Thus, the significance of Democracy Now!
goes beyond the show as such: It also serves to open up the
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media landscape, acting as a 'conveyor belt' for stories that
otherwise would not reach the mainstream media.
Awards and books received by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman's awards include the Golden Reel for the Best
National Documentary for 'Drilling and Killing: Chevron and
Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship' in 1998, and the Robert F. Kennedy
Memorial Prize for 'Massacre: the Story of East Timor'. This
story had almost cost her life: In East Timor, she survived a
massacre in 1991 in which Indonesian soldiers gunned down
270 Timorese people.
The journalist, author and brodcasting journalist has also
written three hard-hitting books with her brother, David
Goodman: The Exception to the Rulers (2004); Static:
Government Liars, Media Cheer-leaders and the People who
Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness (2008). She
also syndicates a column to national papers.
Democracy Now! is broadcast daily from 8-9am EST/1-2pm
GMT. To watch today's show and for a list of international and
domestic stations that carry DN!, please go to
www.democracynow.org.
Quotation: What Amy Goodman has said about the
Right Livelihood Award
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"I am completely honored to have my work and the work of
my colleagues held in such high regard, it makes me realize
how important the work of bringing a truly independent voice
to broadcast news and journalism really is. I really believe in
free speech and independent journalism as a tool for peace,
for understanding. It is so important, especially during times
like these, that the media hold the politicians feet to the fire...
we all need the real answers, the truth as best we can. This is
why I get up every morning and go to the red firehouse we
broadcast from everyday, still as excited as my first day at
Democracy Now! over 12 years ago."
Amy Goodman
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The murder and killing of independent
journalists fighting for liberty and
democracy
Not all journalists which do publish alternative and
independent reports do receive an award. Many of these
journalists instead of receiving awards have been murdered.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalist in 2008, 33
journalists have been killed. In 2007 according to information
in the USA a number of 67 journalists have been killed.
The International Press Institute in Europe knows already
about 37 journalists which been murdered in the year 2008. In
the years 2007 93 journalists have been killed according to the
International Press Institute.
Reporters without borders knows about the death of 34
journalists in 2008 while 126 journalists are imprisoned. About
so called 93 “cyber dissidents” and 9 media assistant staff do
serve in prison for simply speaking out a part of the truth for
laboring for liberty, democracy and peace.
Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and
religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or
belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others
and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in
teaching, practice, worship and observance.
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Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression;
this right includes freedom to hold opinions without
interference and to seek, receive and impart information and
ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS
UNITED NATIONS, New York City, United States of America,
1948
www.un.org
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS
Liberty and IBS Television Liberty is supporting international
understanding since 1986.
Source: Right Livelihood Foundation, Sweden.
References:
For more information visit please.:
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http://www.cpj.org/
http://www.freemedia.at/Heroes_IPIReport2.00/00Heroes_ind
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King Features – PRESS room – Media / news release
Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman To
Write Weekly Newspaper Column
King Features Set to Launch
“Amy Goodman: Breaking the Sound Barrier”
Tues., Oct. 24
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Amy Goodman in Sweden in December 2008 during the press
conference held related to the Right Livelihood Award in
Stockholm / Sweden. Amy Goodman is the first journalist
ever which has received the alternative Nobel Prize by the
Right Livelihood Foundation. Photo: Andreas Klamm,
journalist
NEW YORK./U.S.A. Investigative journalist Amy Goodman,
host of the extraordinarily popular award-winning TV and
radio news program Democracy Now!, will bring her frank
analysis of politics, the media and current affairs to print in a
new nationally syndicated column for newspapers. King
Features Syndicate will distribute “Amy Goodman: Breaking
the Sound Barrier” weekly beginning Tues., Oct. 24, 2006.
Writing in her introductory column about the distinction her
commentary might bring to an already crowded field of
opinion writers, Goodman says, “My goal as a journalist is to
break the sound barrier. To cut through the static and bring
forth voices that are not usually heard. I am not talking about a
fringe minority, or the ‘Silent Majority,’ but a silenced majority,
increasingly restless, of people who are looking for alternative
sources of information in a complex world.
“My column will include voices so often excluded, people
whose views the media mostly ignore, issues they distort and
even ridicule,” she said.
King Features managing editor Glenn Mott said, “Amy
Goodman’s syndicated column is unique, in that it brings an
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award-winning journalist and firebrand from independent
media to newspapers. Goodman has said, ‘I see the media as a
huge kitchen table that stretches across the country, one
where we all sit around to debate and discuss the most critical
issues of the day: war and peace, life and death. Anything less
than that is a disservice to a democratic society.’ In practice,
Goodman’s is a civic journalism with a belief in the craft’s
obligation to public life. Her syndicated column is meant for
people who want to read the news and analyze its content, not
just for information’s sake, but for thought.”
Amy Goodman: Award-Winning Journalist
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of
Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning
TV and radio news program airing on 500 radio and television
stations in North America.
Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.,
Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, low power
FM, College and Community Radio stations as well as Public
Access TV and PBS stations, and on both TV satellite networks
– DISH Network channel 9415 Free Speech TV, 9410 Link TV,
and on Direct TV channel 375.
Amy Goodman began her career in journalism at Pacifica
Radio’s New York station, WBAI, where she produced WBAI’s
Evening News for 10 years.
In 1991, Goodman traveled to East Timor to report on the
Indonesian occupation of East Timor. There, she and colleague
Allan Nairn witnessed Indonesian soldier gun down 270 East
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Timorese men, women and children during a memorial
procession. Indonesian soldiers savagely beat Goodman and
Nairn, fracturing Nairn’s skull. Their documentary, “Massacre:
The Story of East Timor,” won numerous awards, including the
Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred
I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the Armstrong Award, the
Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards
from the Associated Press, United Press International and the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In 1998, Goodman and producer Jeremy Scahill went to
Nigeria. Their award-winning radio documentary, “Drilling and
Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship,” exposed
Chevron’s role in the killing of two Nigerian villagers who
were protesting yet another oil spill in their community. In
1999, Goodman traveled to Peru to interview American
political prisoner Lori Berenson. It was the first time a
journalist had ever gotten into the prison to speak to her.
In March 2004, Goodman obtained the international broadcast
exclusive of the return of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide from his imposed exile in the Central African Republic
to Jamaica, accompanying the Aristides with the delegation that
retrieved them. Her coverage of the Haitian story scored
more than 3.5 million hits on Democracy Now!’s Web site,
ultimately forcing the story into the mainstream press in what
Goodman describes as “trickle up” journalism.
In addition to writing her syndicated editorial column,
Goodman is co-author, with her brother and investigative
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journalist David Goodman, of the book Static: Government Liars,
Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back (Hyperion,
2006). The pair also co-wrote the national best-seller The
Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and
the Media That Love Them. The book was chosen by
independent bookstores as the No. 1 political title of the 2004
election season and ranked as one of the top 50 nonfiction
books of 2004 by the editors of Publishers Weekly. Both Static:
Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight
Back and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War
Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them reached The New York
Times Bestsellers List.
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Photo Credit (if Photo is used:) Michael Keel
Photography
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The media and the Washington Post
The focus of the media
on Amy Goodman
After the arrest and after the charges against Amy
Goodman and my fellow colleagues the producer and
journalist have been dropped for the purpose of research
and independent media reports I have tried more than 20
times to reach the office of Democracy NOW! In New
York City to schedule an interview on radio and
television.
For about four times I had the chance to talk with former
outreach campaign coordinator Jessica Cox which has
left the Democracy NOW! Team by surprise to our
editorial office for unknown reason. However I still keep
and have the hope to be able to produce an interview
with the Award winning journalist Amy Goodman which
can be described with no doubt as one of the best
journalists in this world and also a a true PEACE activist
and AMERICAN PARTIOT as she defends the
elementary and fundamental RIGHTS such as
FREEDOM of the PRESS, RELIGION and FREE
SPEECH.
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There are many other excellent journalists which labor
hard in this world in extraordinary times as we have seen
during the media events related with two wars in Iraq and
another war still ongoing in the country of Afghanistan.
About five years prior the arrest of Amy Goodman my
colleague, journalist MICHAEL POWELL has written and
published an excellent article about AMY GOODMAN
with the WASHINGTON POST.
He gives another perspective on the work and life of the
excellent journalist and author Amy Goodman which is
working in many cases more than 16 hours each single
day.
Since 1986 when I have founded in Leeds, West York the
alternative, independent and international media network
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty (Leeds) I
am trying in many times so far as possible many times
under LOW- and NO- budget conditions to provide as
many different perspectives on different issues and
people. We should remember that each photographer for
example is getting the frame of only a few seconds on
sometimes even very complicated and complex issues.
For money years I have been writing for national
newspapers such as “The Daily Mail” (Tagespost, Speyer
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am Rhein), “The Morning Post” (Morgenpost, Speyer am
Rhein) and even for national newswire service such as
ddp Deutscher Depeschen Dienst.
It came very early to my attention that although the big
and massive media networks have the needed financial
budget and the technical resources that even the
mainstream media and big leader in the media world are
only able to report about a very little frame of complex
and complicated issues which do require a “bigger
picture” and a greater frame which is hard to provide
with only 120 up to 200 lines for an article, 1.30 minutes
for a radio report which is a standard with many
governmental controlled and even commercial private
media or with only one photograph which covers the
frame of only some seconds of some events which have
taken place for two hours or even longer.
We should be aware of the fact even while providing the
truth so far as we are able to see the truth as journalists,
media producers and photographers we are only able to
provide only a little part of a framework and there is
always a bigger picture especially when it comes to the
point of complex issues which we have to report about.
It some cases the EAGLE perspective is needed. How
realistic is this going to happen. As we are rushing from
one event and appointment to the other and have to get
our reports ready to be aired on radio and television or
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printed in the paper?
How my colleague the journalist Michael Powell from the
WASHINGTON POST sees and describes Amy
Goodman could explain a little better why Amy Goodman
is seen in some cases as a controversial journalist on
one side and loved by many other people of her audience
on the other side.
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Peace Correspondent
'Democracy Now!' Host Amy Goodman
Is Making Her Voice Heard on Iraq
In his article Michael Powell starts with a scene
which he might has observed on Democracy NOW!
“NEW YORK -- And now for the news:
President Bush last night claimed a war in Iraq would set
the stage for peace in the Middle East, but he did not set
any deadline or detail any specific steps." . . .
"The Financial Times describes the Bush administration's
financial analysis as 'a piece of fiction.' " . . .
"In Australia, 43 legal experts warn that an attack on Iraq
is a violation of international law." . . .
And the United States asks aid groups in Baghdad for
civilian satellite coordinates in Iraq" -- pregnant pause
here -- "Is it to bomb them or save them?
This is 'Democracy Now!' " says the anchor Amy
Goodman.
On her program she adds after a brief introduction
usually "The war and peace report."
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Michael Powell continues to write in his article: “Cue the
lilting Bob Marley reggae guitar licks.
This is not the news as Brit Hume construes it or Dan
Rather intones it. In a "Showdown: Iraq," Blix-is-nixed,
pack-my-trench-coat-honey testosterone media age, Amy
Goodman and her radio show, "Democracy Now!," beam
in as if from some alternative left galaxy.
Broadcasting on the Pacifica Radio network from a book-
strewn loft in an old firehouse a half-dozen blocks from
Ground Zero.
The author of the article in the Washington Post
describes Amy Goodman as a daily polestar for those
who crave the antiwar perspective that mainstream
networks and newspapers often consign to the
margins.
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QUOTES
"War coverage should be more than a
parade of retired generals and retired
government flacks posing as
reporters. Why not invite on some
voices that are not Pentagon-
approved?"
---Amy Goodman, journalist and author
Her 9 a.m. magazine show mixes investigative scoops (a
recent report detailed how the Bush administration
quashed an FBI investigation into Saudi Arabian funding
of terrorist organizations), reports from foreign
correspondents, and very few generals.
She and her co-host, New York Daily News columnist
Juan Gonzalez, speak, unabashedly, to those who
oppose a war with Iraq, a roomier club than one might
imagine from watching cable television news channels.
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A recent Washington Post-ABC poll found that six in 10
Americans harbor doubts about using force in Iraq, while
40 percent are opposed to any invasion.
The audience for "Democracy Now!" is small but growing,
and the show is influential among antiwar activists. More
than 120 stations carry it, including WPFW-FM (89.3) in
Washington and some public radio affiliates. And in the
last two years, it's begun broadcasting on Web TV (via
www.democracynow.org) and public access television
channels around the world .
And starting today the formerly 60-minute show expands
by an hour to accommodate more reporting on the war.
Michael Powell write: “Its politics can veer toward
communion for the progressive choir. But in this age of
corporate media conglomeration, when National Public
Radio sounds as safe as a glass of warm milk,
"Democracy Now!" retains a jagged and intriguing edge.
Goodman is the show's center, a slight 45-year-old in a
pullover vest, jeans and sneakers. Her unruly brown hair
is streaked with gray. She can break out a playful smile,
and punctuate an interview by opening a hatch in her
office floor and sliding down a fire pole to the floor below.
More often, though, her intensity burns through.
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In two decades of reporting for Pacifica, she's been
beaten bloody by Indonesian soldiers as she charted
East Timor's battle for independence. And she's
wandered the deltas of southern Nigeria charting the
environmental and human rights degradations of the
Nigerian army and Chevron Oil Corp.
For such work, she's received some of mainstream
journalism's highest honors: The Robert F. Kennedy
Journalism Award, the George Polk Award and the
Overseas Press Club Award (an honor she declined at
the podium on awards night -- more on that later).
But the awards seem beside the point. Her Edward R.
Murrow comes always with a twist of Emma Goldman.
Goodman leans forward in her chair, trying to explain
what's so very clear to her. "I feel this is a very urgent
time, for this nation and the world," she says. "The clock
is ticking towards war. We can't do enough, we absolutely
can't."
Amy Goodman is a hard laboring journalists with
hard hitting stories
She begins broadcasting at 7 a.m. every morning, and
works until near midnight, talking to sources, reading
documents and talking up funders.
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Somehow she has a talent to raise the needed funds for
the Pacifica network and the Democracy NOW! Program
also.
Michael Powell: “Although the show raises $2.5 million
annually for the Pacifica network, it, more than any other
program, runs on a shoestring budget: $800,000.
Each Friday, she heads to the airport, hopping planes to
such places as Seattle and Albuquerque, Boston and
Cleveland and Ithaca, N.Y., to talk about the coming war
with Iraq.
Her eye sockets look a bit hollowed out. It's hard to leave
phone messages for her because her voice mail keeps
filling up.
"She doesn't say 'no' very well," says Michael Ratner, a
friend and an attorney with and president of with the
Center for Constitutional Rights.
Sleep? Her friend, Elizabeth Benjamin, head of the
Legal Aid Society's Health Law Unit, chuckles.
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"I wish she got more of it. Amy has so much passion to
right the wrongs of the world."
The Amy & Bill Show
Michael Powell has noticed also that President Bill
Clinton has called in to speak on Democracy NOW! with
Amy Goodman.
Three years ago, President Bill Clinton placed an
Election Day call to "Democracy Now!" For Clinton it was
supposed to be two minutes of get-out-the-vote happy
talk with a progressive radio show and then: Gotta go.
Except Amy Goodman began by asking: "You are calling
radio stations telling people to vote. What do you say to
people who feel the two parties are bought by
corporations and that at this point their vote doesn't make
a difference?"
"There is not a shred of evidence to support that," Clinton
rejoined.
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And they were off and running, Amy and Bill, debating
American politics, the health effects of sanctions against
Iraq, and whether Clinton would pardon native American
activist Leonard Peltier.
Why, she asked, did he fly back to Arkansas in 1992
during the presidential campaign to execute a mentally
impaired man?
Goodman is the reporter who sinks her teeth in and
never lets go, and he was the president who never gives
up hope of winning you over. "You have asked questions
in a hostile, combative and even disrespectful tone," he
scolded Amy Goodman at one point.
Then he kept on talking.
Michael Powell describes our colleague and journalist: “In
this insider media age when oh-so-serious reporters
measure status by access to the powerful, Amy
Goodman is the journalist as uninvited guest. You might
think of the impolite question; she asks it. She torments
Democrats no less than Republicans.”
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When former senator Bob Kerrey called a news
conference to defend himself against charges he
committed a war crime while a soldier in Vietnam, Amy
Goodman asked if perhaps a war crimes tribunal should
be set up to examine the guilt of the war's architects,
such as Henry Kissinger.
Not all people do like Amy Goodman for her hard hitting
questioning
Kerrey's halting demurral made a few television
broadcasts. But Amy Goodman's question displeased
some establishment media worthies. That Sunday, NPR
reporter Mara Liason went on "Fox Special Report
With Brit Hume" and complained that Amy Goodman
“was not really a journalist and that no one would have
asked such a question in Washington.”
Amy Goodman is officially know an excellent journalist in
the United States of America and in many different places
in this world. The complaint which has been made can
clearly be identified as a false statement or a lie.
Journalists no matter in which country they are working
should not lie at all. Certainly we have to consider that
even journalists are lied to.
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Michael Powell: “Last year Goodman sneaked into the
World Economic Forum, a hermetically sealed gathering
of the powerful (and a few well-behaved journalist
guests) in Manhattan. She found Nicholas Platt, a
former U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and asked
him if American support of Indonesia was worth it, given
that its military killed tens of thousands in East Timor.
Platt squinted at her and inquired (on the air): "What ax
are you grinding right here?"
"I survived a massacre in East Timor," Amy
Goodman responded.
Growing Up Amy
Amy Goodman grew up a movement child. The daughter
of radical parents in Bayshore, N.Y., across from Fire
Island. Her father, a physician, was featured in a poster
for nuclear disarmament, the image of a mushroom cloud
in his stethoscope. Going further back, she is descended
from prominent Hasidic rabbis.
Amy Goodman counts herself herself a secular Jew.
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After graduating from Harvard in 1984, Amy Goodman
came to New York City. She fiddled with the radio dial
and found WBAI, the New York affiliate of the
cacophonously left-wing Pacifica, a network founded in
the 1940s by pacifist Lew Hill. She heard vegans and
pagans, performance artists and beatniks, jazz musicians
and black nationalists.
QUOTES
"It was New York, in all of its beauty
and all of its ugliness. And it wasn´t
trying to sell a thing. I was riveted.”
--- Amy Goodman, journalist and author
The journalist took a video documentary class, began
volunteering at the station and a few years later became
the station's news director. She's never left.
Michael Powell wrote about the story which cost almost
the life of Amy Goodman: “In 1991, she traveled to East
Timor with journalist Allan Nairn. They fell in step one day
with a Timorese memorial procession. As the procession
passed a row of Indonesian troops, the soldiers brought
rifles to shoulders and began firing, killing 250 men,
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women and children. Nairn and Goodman huddled on the
ground as the soldiers began beating them with rifle
butts.
"Allan put his body over mine," she recalls. "I thought we
would die."
Photos show them afterward, bruised and bleeding
from head to foot. The Indonesians expelled them. But
Goodman and Nairn made a documentary that drew
attention to this distant island, and not incidentally
explored the American complicity in backing the
Indonesian occupation.
As she accepted a prize for that work, Amy Goodman
was asked to explain her approach. She replied:
QUOTES
"Go where the silence is and say
something."
---Amy Goodman, journalist and author
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She has lived that advice, traveling to Yugoslavia, Haiti,
Cuba, Israel's occupied territories and Mexico, often
recording reports in the face of danger. In 1996, she
started "Democracy Now!" as a daily newsmagazine.
The shows are of varying quality. The politics can
sometimes seem predictable and the overseas telephone
lines can sound as if sanded with gravel. And sometimes
the guests are a bit . . . dated.
So on a recent day Ramsey Clark, the 75-year-old former
U.S. attorney general and patron saint of very lost causes
(former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic and the
North Korean government, to name two) wandered in to
talk up his campaign to impeach Bush
(www.VoteToImpeach.org).
In 2003 the journalist Michael Powell wrote also: “But on
its best days, Amy Goodman's show has the quality of a
good reporter peering under unexpected rocks.
Amy Goodman talks with a reporter for the German
newsmagazine Der Spiegel about his investigation into
complicity of American and European companies in
selling biological and chemical weapons supplies to the
Iraqis in the 1980s. Another recent guest details an
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investigative report in British papers that found the United
States was tapping the phones and reading the e-mails
of United Nations Security Council members during the
debate over Iraq.
Last Thursday she interviewed two veteran war
correspondents, Chris Hedges of the New York Times
and Robert Fisk of the Independent in London, about the
Pentagon's censorship of reporters.
"The press in the first Gulf War was completely
managed," said Hedges, who covered that event. "The
coverage was absolutely shameful."
Fisk and Hedges often worked outside the Pentagon-
approved press pools in that first war and suffered arrests
and beatings for their trouble -- from allied troops. "I was
arrested by the Marines after I was betrayed by a CBS
reporter who said I was not in the pool."
None of these stories and views have gotten much air
time on the commercial or publicly funded airwaves.
"There's such an hunger out there for an alternative,"
Goodman says. "It's almost explosive."
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Amy Goodman and the RADIO
Michael Powell continued to cover in his article in the
WASHINGTON POST: “Two hundred thousand people
jam the frigid streets of New York City in early February,
protesting the planned war on Iraq. Vast puppet heads
bob in the air, along with placards reading: "Somewhere
in Texas, a village has lost its idiot." And throughout the
crowd, demonstrators tune radios to WBAI and Amy
Goodman -- who is broadcasting live from the march.
Later, you find Amy Goodman, sitting outside in a
director's chair on First Avenue, a pathetic foot-heater
kicking out little in the way of warmth. A techie fixes a
webcast video camera on her. It's another of those alt-
media celebrity moments: the anchor without leg
warmers or makeup, but with politics and passion.
Actors Danny Glover and Susan Sarandon, and
entertainer Harry Belafonte and Archbishop Desmond
Tutu stop by to chat. The broadcasts of their interviews
draw cheers far up the parade route.
The cold this day is wind-driven and cuts to the bone.
And yet Amy Goodman sounds invigorated. Her life and
passions are one -- she works the vast majority of her
waking hours. She is single and has no children.
Even her friends aren't always sure what drives her, not
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exactly.
"A lot of us have parents who were political, but we're not
willing to accept a life that has very little room for pure
enjoyment," says Ratner, the Center for Constitutional
Rights president. "Amy will come to our annual baseball
game up in the country each summer, but a couple of
hours later, she's gone.
"I would love for her to reserve some part of her life for
herself."
Ask Amy Goodman about this and she shrugs. She talks
of drawing inspiration from a century-old grandmother
who, when sick, organized her sanitorium. But quickly
she turns the conversation to the war for oil and empire in
Iraq.
She's not so much disapproving as disinterested in the
career arcs of her generational peers.
Two years ago, a new board took over Pacifica and was
accused of trying to pasteurize the network's political
edge.
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Amy Goodman walked away and broadcast on the Web
for eight months. That board has since been overthrown
and she has returned.
Four years ago, she was invited to the Overseas Press
Club's awards dinner, where her Nigeria documentary
would be honored. She could not afford the $125 ticket,
so she and a colleague sat on chairs in the back.
Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke was the club's
keynote speaker that night, but the club's board, including
its chairman, Tom Brokaw, set the ground rules:
Holbrooke would not appear if he had to answer
questions.
Then Holbrooke gave a speech and noted that American
bombers had just hit a Serbian television station.
Goodman took the podium and declined her award.
"He'd just told a roomful of journalists that we've bombed
a television station and yet no one said a word," my
Goodman recalls. "I said: 'Thank you, Mr. Brokaw, but no
thank you.' “
Amy Goodman and mainstream reporters
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Although Michael Powell is writing for the Washington
Post as a part of the big and massive media he
continues to describe: “Amy Goodman manages to
recount this without sounding terribly self-righteous. She
respects a number of mainstream reporters -- or, in her
lexicon, corporate media -- and she likes nothing better
than when they pick up her stories, with or without
credit.
The interview at an end, she slides down the fire pole,
and you swallow hard and follow her. She walks you to
the door. Upstairs, her braided and spike-haired
producers prepare for the next day's broadcast,
downloading, cutting, fiddling with soundboards like so
many caffeinated maestros.
It's dark. She's eager to get back upstairs and rejoin
them.
QUOTES
„There are so many deeply patriotic
voices out here raising questions
about this war, and they are being
heard. Steal our stories -please.“
---Amy Goodman, journalist, author, broadcast journalist
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The article of the journalist Michael Powell published in the
WASHINGTON POST in the United States of America gives
another perspective how some of the journalist even from the
media which is known as main stream media look upon an
excellent, alternative and independent journalist, which Amy
Goodman which no doubt is.
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Change we need:
How to challenge the big media and media moguls
By Andreas Klamm
Washington, D. C. / New York City/October 23,
2008/3mnewswire.org/-- The truth is revealed. Change
we need. Yeah, change we need so urgently. Many
people spend so much time to find a solution not be
influenced this much by the big main stream media
information of the big media and the media which is
known as main stream media.
As an investigative journalist, broadcast journalist, French-
German author of several books since 1984 I am for about 24
years performing a research how we might challenge these big
media companies and networks and the big media. For hours I
had conversations with editors in chief and even with some of
the media moguls until I have realized there are three easy
steps how to challenge the big media and the media moguls.
It is this simple and it will cost you not years or hours of your
precious time and certainly it will not cost you 700 Billion U.S.
Dollars.
If you are not happy with the embedded media coverage, such
as on ABC, NBC, Fox News or with Ted Turner´s CNN media
network and many other main stream media then simple
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follow these three easy steps.
1.STEP ONE: You should spend anyway not many hours
watching 24 hours television. There is more to discover in life
then 24 hours of watching television all the day long.
2.STEP TWO: Simply turn off ABC, NBC, Fox News and Ted
Turner´s CNN and switch to Democracy NOW! with Amy
Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy NOW! is available
worldwide on 250 radio station and about 700 alternative
television network station and even on satellite television. You
will find the current information where to watch the
educational television and radio program on
www.democracynow.org . You will have the great chance to
see and to hear the difference in the media. It is almost like
you as have spend 40 years in the wilderness and have been
looking for a good well (water source) . There you will find
fresh and clean water and just with watching one hour
Democracy NOW! you will be able to experience the great
joy not to thirst this quick again for a good and educational
television and radio program. You will realize also that you do
not have to spend hours watching television all the day long
and to waste your precious time. After watching one hour
Democracy NOW! you will have more time for valuable things
which do matter in your life. You could easily spend some time
getting engaged with some social work in your local
community or you might have even more time to spend with
your friends and family.
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3.STEP THREE: Be polite and friendly write a postcard or an
email to ABC, NBC, Fox News and CNN or the other main
stream media networks and let them know that you have
switched from the main stream media to a good and
educational television and radio program which is know as
Democracy NOW!
It might take some while but then the media moguls will
realize that they are going to loose millions of listeners and
viewers they will certainly start to consider to cover the
stories and voices which at this time we can not find on the
main stream media.
Picture this: It is by no means only Ted Turner and other media
moguls which do have the power and strength to challenge
you. IT IS YOU, which can challenge the big media and the main
stream media moguls. Imagine, if only 90 or 100 million people
will follow the advise to turn off the big media and to tune in
to Democracy NOW! or other alternative radio and television
programs.
The big media would feel this by loosing millions of advertising
money for commercials and infomercials. Guess if you
continue for one week or even longer. The media moguls
would start to think and perhaps after some while you would
realize that every listener and viewer has so easily the strength
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and power to challenge and even to change the big media.
Think as independent as possible. You need to think ! And then
act with peace and wisdom. With every listener and viewer
which the big media is going to loose, the big media will loose
its power. This concept is working very well with newspapers
also. Imagine the newspaper is not covering the stories you
want and need to read. Just give them a friendly call to the
publishing house and let them know: “I am not going to buy
and read your paper anymore as long as I will find the stories
which I can not find at this time in the paper.” You can
challenge the editors and publishers and you will be able to
witness and read the change.
Step number 4 is not this easy. In 1986 I became the founder
of the international alternative media network IBS
Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, IBS Television
Liberty and Radio IBS Liberty. You should know that my father
was a poor fire fighter, my grand father was a French Army
Officer stationed in Germany in 1945. In 1986 I have started
with about 100 German Marks with the foundation an own
and international alternative media network. This will require if
you are not rich and have not the money that you will love to
work and labor hard.
There are ways to cover huge events such as the G8 summit
in Heilgendamm Germany even with only 20 U.S. Dollars in
your pocket. In 2007 I did this: I have been one of about 4.700
officially registered journalists, news correspondents and
television producers with an accreditation issued by the
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German government. Before I became one, I had to write to
two German courts and some viewers, listeners and readers
have signed a petition that I will get with my official press
credentials the permission to produce independent television
and radio programs. It has required some work and fights to
defend the freedom of the press and information.
Therefore as you are able to imagine I do know what I am
writing and talking about. It will be not an easy way. Since 1984
I have produced hundreds of television and radio programs
and I have conducted hundreds of interviews have been taking
about 20.000 photographs as a photo journalist and have
received the first awards when I have been 18 years of age in
1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989 from a state film department in
Germany. In the studio and the editorial offices I have spend
hours, day and nights even covering the U.S. elections in 2000
and 2004 and in some cases I have been spending about 18 up
to 20 hours in the studio to cut and edit radio and television
programs.
Sometimes I have been this tired that I have passed or blacked
out in the studio and just have been sleeping on the floor of
some studios and continued to work and labor when the light
of the morning came back.
It was certainly in many cases hard labor and it will require
some sacrifices if you are willing to build your own
international media network. If you ever will perform 2 hours
Live television programs and 8 hours Live radio programs you
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will certainly know what I am writing and talking about.
It requires hard labor and work if you do not have the money
as the media moguls such as Ted Turner and many others but
there is a way.
In the past 24 years I had the chance to meet so many
precious people, even some precious politicians and other
journalists and I do not want to miss these interesting
conversations. My advise is that you should consider the price
which you will have to pay by spending a lot of your precious
time of life if you are planning to run an alternative television
and radio program.
Some advise which will help: If you want to produce good
educational radio and television programs you have to read a
lot of books. A little example why this advise could be
important: Since the age of 16 I am reading and studying the
HOLY SCRIPTURES, which some other people call also the
bible, Old and New Testament. You will find amazing answers,
questions and ideas in this most precious book. Guess you
want to cover a story about corruption. It is no joke you will
find in the Holy Scriptures the answer, where to start maybe a
search for an investigative research and where to find a lot of
corruption.
There are many other books on the market which you could
and should read also. If you have because of the financial crisis
not the money anymore to buy some real good books, spend
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some time in your community library as I did already in 1987
in Leeds in the United Kingdom and in many other cases in
Germany and even in New York City in the United States of
America.
If you are planning to work as an investigative broadcast
journalist, journalist and author you should be prepared for
fights such as death threats, attempted targeted killing and
threats. In Germany in many cases some people and political
forces try not to shoot journalists but to destroy their
financial liberty which is making everyone this easily a slave.
Sometimes it occurs that you will receive first threats,
followed by death threats and that you will get involved as a
victim in so called “accidents”. Some viewers and observers
have told me, that some of the accidents which I have suffered
have been not accidents but the attempt to kill me for
covering simply stories about the abuses of the human rights,
political, social and financial affairs.
There is not the proof that these viewers are right but I can
assure you that I have received threats and people have told
me several times: “We do wonder that you are still alive.” It
happened again this afternoon, that a colleague and another
independent television producer mentioned to me on the
phone: “I do wonder you are still alive...”. He knows that I am
since 1984 covering stories and speaking out things which you
will hear usually not on the big main stream media.
Independent and alternative journalists should work
international and seek international co-operation. This is one
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of the reasons that I became a member of the International
Federations of Journalists. Another reason is that since 1993 I
am a member of the union. Since 1989 I am active also as a
peace and social activist.
It is a serious thing if you are going to receive threats. Not
taking part in the fight could mean that you have lost the fight
or the battle already. However I do believe: If the good people
are NOT fighting, the bad guys or people will win. And these
times are so special that I do believe that we just can not allow
and afford the luxury that the bad people which do oppress
the truth and millions of people that the bad people will win
the battle or the fights. Therefore the good people have to
fight for peace, liberty, justice, truth and democracy – every
one of us. Peace, liberty, justice, truth, social security and
democracy are under attack and every one of us should take
part in defending these elementary and fundamental rights.
This will be certainly not without danger. I do know that
liberty is right and GOD gave us not a free will to be slaves.
God teaches liberty. Do fight as peaceful as possible, not with
violence, overcome evil with good, overcome violence with
non-violence. There are many peaceful ways how to fight and
how to defend.
Now I am telling you a little secret. You will find in the Holy
Scriptures even the advise how you could act in time of a
financial crisis. Certainly it requires some faith and belief.
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Another good advise is listen to the things what your viewers
and listener are going to tell you and will write you. Some real
good ideas for television and radio programs which have
received an award I got from listeners and viewers on the
street. In many cases the conversation started this way: “I have
seen your program on television and ...”. Afterwards some of
my viewers gave me some advise or tips what they want to see
on the screen or what they want to hear on the radio. In some
cases I have spend a night in other cases I have mediated a
week and then my thought was something similar like “Let´s
try this idea or way...”. Not always but in some cases it was
working out good and therefore to some of my viewers which
are watching my television programs and listening to my radio
programs since about 24 year I am very thankful and I want to
let you know: THANK you and I do love you !
Even if you might get famous, known in many different
countries in this world PLEASE keep in mind, that our listeners
and viewers deserve the THANKSGIVING. One of our
websites has visitors and readers from 40 different countries.
We had not one single cent on our budget for 2007 and 2008
for advertising to tell other people about this new service
which has started in May 2008.
The viewers and listeners of my radio and television programs
are meaning a lot to me and I am thankful for each of them.
Some of them have told me, that they do sense this feelings
towards them, that I do appreciate very much that they are
spending some times one minute and some times one hour to
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one of my radio or television programs and some of them are
thankful for this appreciation.
As long as you are not a real good business man in the
financial and commercial sense you should expect not getting
rich but to face serious trouble for working as an investigative
broadcast journalist and journalist. For simply covering an
event on television about 100 homeless people in Germany I
have received threats in the year of 2006 and 2007 including
death threats again.
Thank you to the listeners and viewers and for your tips and
guidance which has challenged in Germany sometimes even
the big commercial main stream media and even the powerful
state operated television and radio stations in Germany.
However I know God is watching and listening us at any time
and this comforts me, perhaps other people, too. There is no
secret which you can hide before the Lord our God. This truth
and fact might scare some people while this truth and fact is a
comfort to me and many other people. Some viewers have
been wondering what the term “Journalist, D.o.G.” stands for
during some of my television programs and perhaps they might
have been thinking I am working for the Department of
Germany. This is not the case, I am still working international
and alternative. Some times I do wonder if some one wants to
tell others about the truth how in the world we are able to
deny the most important truth? The answer and truth is very
simple: “D.o.G. Stands for dependent upon the GRACE OF
GOD.” All truth shall be revealed. Best wishes.
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Credits and references:
For more information please visit
www.democracynow.org
http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00093.html
www.democracynow.org
www.menschenrechtsreporter.blogspot.com
www.humanrightsreporter.wordpress.com
www.ibsliberty.wordpress.com
www.britishnewsflash.net
www.britishnewsflash.org
www.britishnewsflash.de /Section: petitions / Petitionen
www.ibstelevision.com
www.youtube.com/andreasklamm
http://www.freespeech.org/fscm2/genx.php?name=home
http://www.waccglobal.info/Opinions/Rebekah.html
www.regionalhilfe.de
www.radioibsleeds.uk.tp
www.andreasklamm.de.be
www.britishnewsflash.org/andreasklamm
www.ifnd734.org
www.waccglobal.org
www.jesuslovesyou.eu
www.ifj.org/en/splash
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www.bibleinfo.de.be
www.ibstelevision.com/bibleinfo
www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org
www.jewsforajustpeace.com
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Democracy Now! U.S. Election Night Special
New York City./3mnewswire.org/November 4,
2008/and/-- Democracy Now! is doing a special five-
hour broadcast tonight from 7:00PM to Midnight EST
to bring you the 2008 election results as they come in.
The program will include live coverage of the results
as the polls close, on-the-ground reports from across
the country, reactions from across the globe, and
running in-depth analysis and commentary from a
wide range of guests you won’t get anywhere else.
The show will be hosted by Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzale z
and Jeremy Scahill. Guests will include Katrina Vanden Heuvel,
Melissa Harris Lacewell, Roberto Lovato, John Nichols,
Howard Zinn, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Bill Perkins, Laura
Flanders, Vincent Harding, Robert Scheer, Mark Crispin Miller,
David Sirota and many more.
On November 5, 2008 Democracy NOW! will be on air with
a 2 hour "After morning U.S. election special".
Tune to the TV and radio program on
www.democracynow.org.
You can reach the program Democracy Now on alternative
web channels and on satellite television.
1. www.freespeech.org/fscm2/genx.php?name=home.
www.democracynow.org
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Censored letters and information
and a part of the truth
"Electric wires, high and double
Won't let you Mom - you won't see your daughter
So don't believe those censored letters of mine
cause the truth is different; but don't cry, Mom.
And if you would like to seek out your child's trace
Don't ask anyone, don't knock anywhere:
look for the ashes in the fields of Auschwitz
It will be there. But don't cry - enough of bitterness
here.
And if you would like to discover your child's trace
look for the ashes in the fields of Birkenau
They'll be there - so look for the ashes
In the fields of Auschwitz, in the woods of Birkenau,
Mom, look for the ashes - I'll be there!"
---Monika Dombke, in a letter from the concentration
camp to her mother
When Amy Goodman and David Goodman are going to tell
us that we should be AWARE OF THE FACT THAT OUR
GOVERNMENT has told us lie we should keep in mind that
this is exactly the thing which happened for about 12 year
from 1933 to 1945 during the reigns of the terror regime in
NAZI Germany.
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We the people all of us, in the United States of America and in
all the world need the independent voices which need to be
heard and we need many different journalist which will go
there the silence is and will report what is ongoing in this
world.
We need all of those journalists which dare to ask the
questions which not many people especially those which are
involved in government or in the management with big co-
operations want to hear. We need to dare to ask the questions.
We should not stop questioning because it will help
understanding.
As you are able to read, to censor even letters from German
concentration camps is not new to people in Germany. The
victims of the Nazi-Terror-Regime can tell you real stories of
any kind. Monika Dombke is only one of the victims of the
German Nazi Holocaust and during 1933 to 1945 millions
have people have been killed.
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Communication for Peace Award:
Amy Goodman to receive
Communication for Peace Award
By Andrew P. Harrod
London/New York/Paris/Toronto/Athens/
3mnewswire.org/October 3, 2008 -- As the World
Asscoation of Christian Communication (WACC) has
issued in a news release WACC has announced that
investigative journalist Amy Goodman, host of
Democracy Now! (www.democracynow.org ), a daily
TV /r adio news show airing on more than 700 stations
worldwide, is to receive its Communication for Peace
Award. The ceremony will take place at WACC´s
international conference „Communication is peace“:
Building viable communities and in Cape Town, South
Africa, 6-10 October 2008 (Monday to Friday).
Amy Goodman draws her inspiration from independent
thinkers, artists, activists, journalists and alternative media
around the world - those who challenge the powers that be. In
Static, she writes: „Every day, Democracy Now! breaks the
sound barrier by broadcasting a rich, dissenting, diverse range
of voices. This includes the powerful and the grassroots, the
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banned, the celebrated, the despised, marginalized and ignored.
These are the voices of people fighting to make the world a
better, more humane, just, peaceful, and more compassionate
place.
Goodman holds a degree in anthropology from Harvard
University and began her journalism career as producer of the
evening news show for community radio station WBAI, Pacifica
Radio´s station in New York City.
In 1991, Goodman traveled to East Timor to report on the
Indonesian occupation of that country. There, she and
colleague Allan Nairn witnessed Indonesian soldiers gun down
270 East Timorese men, women and children during a
memorial procession. Indonesian soldiers savagely beat both
journalists, fracturing Nairn´s skull. Their documentary
Massacre: The Story of East Timor later won numerous awards,
including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International
Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the
Armstrong Award, and the Radio/Television News Directors
Award.
Goodman believes the role of the media is to go to where the
silence is and say something. „I think the media can build
bridges in society between cultures and communities. But we
need to hear people speaking for themselves. That breaks
down bigotry and the stereotypes that fuel hatred. If you don't
hear the voices of certain people, and you see them being
demonized, it becomes easier to treat them as sub-human.
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In March 2004, Goodman obtained the international broadcast
exclusive of the return of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide from his imposed exile in the Central African Republic
to Jamaica, accompanying the Aristides with the delegation that
retrieved them.
Her coverage of the Haitian story scored more than 3.5
million hits on the web site of Democracy Now!, ultimately
forcing the story into the mainstream press in what Goodman
describes as a „trickle up journalism.“
Since 2006, Goodman has been writing a weekly column
Breaking the Sound Barrier for King Features Syndicate. She
says her column´s focus is to „include voices so often
excluded, people whose views the media mostly ignore, issues
they distort and even ridicule.
Goodman has published three New York Times best-sellers:
The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War
Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004), Static:
Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and The People who
Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary
Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), each
co-authored with her brother, journalist David Goodman.
WACC is proud to name Amy Goodman as the recipient of its
Communication for Peace Award.
Amy Goodman and two fellow producers of the Democracy
Now! Team have got wrongful and unlawful arrested covering
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and gathering news about peace protests during the Republic
National Convention.
“It was shocking news to see how police officers which looked
like they have prepared already for the battle of Armageddon
Apµqvrôôuv (Greek ; [armageddôn] also spelled Har-
Magedon in some modern English translations; also known as
Mount of Megiddo ) have mistreated one of the very best
journalists and peace correspondents such as Amy Goodman
from Democracy Now!.“, said journalist Andreas Klamm from
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty.
He said also: „How can a man dare to mistreat a lady or a
woman which is well known in the entire world for her hard
labor as a journalist for democracy and peace. It is hard to
understand that some men are so scared about the truth,
democracy and liberty and that they may not know anymore
how to treat in a good manner and behavior a good woman
and journalist such as Amy Goodman is one. Many of us would
be happy to meet her and to have a chance for an interview
and these police officers have been so poor not to see the
honor of meeting a precious woman which Amy Goodman
certainly is.“
After about 60.000 people from around the world have signed
several petitions to drop the charges against the journalist
Amy Goodman and her two fellow producers have got
released from prison and the charges have been dropped.
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The founder and director of IBS Independent Broadcasting
Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty, the
independent journalist Mr. Andreas Klamm has made the
statement: „Amy Goodman is of a truth one of the best
journalists and working hard for peace and democracy in this
world which we all in urgency do need in many different
places. As an affiliate of the World Association of Christian
Communication (WACC) I am very thankful and happy to
learn that my colleague Amy Goodman will receive the
Communication and Peace Award. However I would also be
happy if her brother David Goodman would also receive a
good honor and award. Amy Goodman is a great example and
many of us should follow her example to stand up for peace,
liberty and democracy. Her program Democracy Now! Can
been seen on www.democracynow.org and I only can
recommend to those which do support democracy, liberty and
peace that many people as possible around the world should
watch or listen the program.”
Andreas Klamm is working as independent journalist,
broadcasting host of 3mnewswire.org, XXL-info, Compact and
many other radio and television programs. He is also the
author of several books. In 1984 he has founded the
independent news wire service 3mnewswire.org. In 1986 he
became the founder and director of IBS Independent
Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television
Liberty. In 2006 he became the founder of the international
media project “Human Rights Reporters” and has covered
with his colleague Mr. Hans-Juergen Graf and other journalists
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about 150 cases of serious abuses of the human rights against
poor people, believers in Christ and against journalists. After
covering an event in memory of the victims of the NAZI-
Terror-Regime during 1933 to 1945 in the year 2000 he and
other co-producers have received threats and death threats
for the television production “November 9, 1938 and today”.
After he has completed as a soldier his entire forced 15
months military service from 1988 to 1989 with the German
Air Force (not as a volunteer, but forced !) as a descendant of
a Black-African French Army officer, Mr. Haedi Sabaot, he has
requested the German military forces with a petition to
accept his will that he wants not to fight as a soldier for the
German military forces for religious, political and belief
reasons. The German military forces have not accepted the
petition.
Andreas Klamm has explained: “You should know that my
grandfather the French citizen, Mr. Haedi Sabaot is subject to
national security both in France and in Germany. World War II
has not come to an end to the family of my mother. 62 years
after the capitulation of the German military in 1945 my
grandfather which felt in love with a young beautiful girl, my
grandmother Mrs. Martha Kolacz, which left in 1950 Germany
for ever, German and French authorities still refuse to issue
information about a French Army officer, which is my
grandfather and the father of my mother. As many of you are
able to imagine, I still can not believe that German and French
governmental authorities 62 years after World War II explain
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to me, my sisters and to my mother, that the right of
information to know what happened to our father and
grandfather is still refused, abused and this I am only able to
treat as serious abuse of the human rights. The terror of World
War II continues and these authorities do destroy families on
purpose. - In the past I have written so many letters and
petitions to presidents, world leaders, embassies and military
officials that I could easily fill perhaps another four books just
with letters and petitions to presidents and leaders in this
world in concern of the right of the information about my
grandfather which disappeared after he was stationed in 1945
in Germany from this planet earth, according to German and
French authorities. Who in the world would believe such a
thing that an officer of the French Army disappears without
any trace from the earth? However I am very thankful that
after a research ongoing for more then 20 years I have found
the son of my grandfathers good friend, the former French
Army officer, Mr. Marbruck Brachim and I had a chance to talk
with the son of my grandfather´s good friend. His father has
got killed in the war in the country of Algeria. As you are able I
do believe that war is wrong and the ideology of the Nazi-
regime is not an opinion but a serious crime, as my colleague
the journalist Mrs. Ulla Jelpke has said recently during an
interview on Radio IBS Liberty.”
After two shootings in August 2008 have taken place in the
German city of Dortmund against the office of the journalist
and politician Mrs. Ulla Jelpke the journalist Andreas Klamm
has written a public petition to protection journalists and
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politicians in Germany also. The 2nd attack and shooting
against the office of the journalist and politician took place
with co-workers of the journalist inside the office. Thanks
fortune non of the workers got injured. Mrs Ulla Jelpke
(www.ulla-jelpke.de) is a journalist and politician of the left
wing party in Germany as known as “Die Linke” (the left). The
petition can be found in the English and German language on:
http://www.petitiononline.com/aug082/petition.html
The journalist Andreas Klamm has published many articles in
daily newspapers since 1984 which are accounted as “liberal”
and some of them are accounted as “left wing media” while
other media outlets and magazines are accounted as
“christian” media. He is co-operating since 1986 with many
journalists from around the world, some of them have
expressed to be of the Jewish, Muslim or even Christian
household of faith. In 1986 he has founded the little
independent magazine British Newsflash Magazine and in
spring 2008 he became the co-founder of the international
magazine MJB Mission News (ISSN 1999-8418).
In October 2007 for reason of faith, religion, political issues
and for many other reasons the journalist has requested with
the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C., according
to article 15, universal declaration of the Human Rights,
declared in December 1948 through the United Nations the
official change of the German citizenship to the American
citizenship, which he prefers.
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Observers from different countries have confirmed that the
author and journalist Andreas Klamm suffers for about 19
months because of torture in Germany. Since about 19 months
access to any kind of medical treatment, medical doctors and
even dentist is denied. He wants to leave Germany and Europe,
but somehow this request is also not granted at this moment.
The journalist got disabled after three accidents in 1994, 1995
and 1996 and he needs medical treatment because of Asthma,
back injuries and liver damages.
After being diagnosed with possible cancer, which is not
certain, in the year 2003 he has declared that he wants not to
die in Germany and neither wants to be buried in Germany
anymore. He himself treats not as a citizen of Germany
anymore.
After signing a public petition to stop the violence against the
people in Burma the author and journalist has received from
an US-UN Public Affairs officer an email with the statement:
“ ... Your voice is crucial in our decision-making processes, and
we want to reiterate our appreciation for your concern. By
studying this increasingly important global issue, you become
better, more engaged citizens. We remain committed to
facilitating democratization in Burma and continue to move as
quickly as possible to end this terrible situation. ...“
“I am not certain if I am accounted in the United States of
America, U.S.A., as an U.S citizen already, but I still have some
hope to be able to live some years in the US and to take
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action as citizen of the United States of America, journalist,
author, broadcasting host, independent television- radio and
film producer for liberty, democracy and peace before I might
have to pass away after about 19 months living without any
kind of access to doctors or even dentists.
However terrorists no matter in which masks they appear
should try to understand and to learn, that they might be able
to destroy some buildings and as a sad fact may even the life of
people and investigative journalists, but you can not destroy
the freedom, liberty, peace and spirit of so many precious
people in the United States of America and even in other
countries which are laboring hard for democracy, liberty and
peace.
It is not easy to handle every day the pain after a car accident
in 1994 and after an accident while being performing some
horse-back riding in 1995. Because of many research in
concern of the United Nations declaration of the human
rights, I do know that information, expression of thoughts, the
freedom of the press and journalists and even medical and
social security and freedom are important and elementary for
a vital democracy.
However I would be happy also if the U.S.A. would stop the
terrible situation of torture against journalists which are
disabled in Germany and which are working hard for
democracy, liberty and peace, day and night by issuing as soon
as possible the permission to live and work in the United
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States of America.”, said Andreas Klamm in concern of the
email which he has received from an US-UN Public Affairs
officer on October 23, 2007.
In April 2007 the targeted killing of poor people with
disabilities has taken place in Germany and has been continued
after a public debate held by the German parliament in Berlin.
Recently the author and journalist has declared “..that the war
in Afghanistan is not a war in his name or in the name of the
people in Germany. It is not a war in the name of all people in
Germany. 20 million people in Germany do live beyond the
poverty line and in poverty beyond description. Children,
people with disabilities and even women have been starving to
death in the country of Germany in 2007. Imagine if Germany
would make the wise decision instead of building tanks for war
to feed the poor citizen in Germany. This would have a great
impact for peace, liberty, democracy and even social security.
Most of these people do not want a war of any kind. People
should try to learn that we are not competitors which are in a
battle who is going to survive or not but that it is the duty of
all human beings to understand and learn to live in peace and
to support those which are in need instead to use weapons of
mass destruction or to kill each other. The disasters which
have taken place in this world such as the Tsunami in 2004 and
all these earthquakes and hurricanes are already this worse,
that political leaders should avoid to cause more disasters
through war. My 2nd profession is to be a registered nurse
(R.N., RGN) and from the experience when I became a nurse
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(R.N.) in 1993, also besides my 1st profession as a journalist I
do know that it is certainly more difficult to save a life then to
destroy a life. However I do believe together we can not only
save one live but the life of many people and it is much better
to save the life of people then to destroy the life of men,
women and children in need.
The ongoing wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq is the war of some
people in high places and in power but not the war of the
people of Germany and neither the war of the people of the
United States of America. The people of the United States of
America and of Germany are not the enemies of the people in
Afghanistan or in Iraq, but those which are the war makers and
which do profit from war. Every one which is able to think,
should think and every one which is able to listen should listen.
Many people want liberty, democracy, peace and not war ! The
people in Iraq and Afghanistan should know that this is not the
war of the people of the United States of America and it is not
the war of the people of Germany.
So far as I have learned many people in Germany and in the
United States of America want peace, democracy and liberty
and not that innocent woman and children get killed by
German and American Military Forces in certain places such as
in the countries of Afghanistan or Iraq. The most important
duty of a journalist is the respect for the truth and for the
right to the public to truth is the first duty of the journalist.
Therefore I do believe no journalist or any other media
person should participate in propaganda for war but take
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action for truth, peace, liberty and democracy. As is it written
in the Holy Scriptures <> and NOT the war makers. In the
Holy Scriptures it is also written: Thus saith the LORD of
hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth,
and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to
the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts;
therefore love the truth and peace. Zechariah, Chapter 8, vers
19.”
Credits and references:
For more information please visit
www.democracynow.org
http://www.wfn.org/2008/08/msg00093.html
www.democracynow.org
www.menschenrechtsreporter.blogspot.com
www.ibsliberty.wordpress.com
www.britishnewsflash.net
www.britishnewsflash.org
www.britishnewsflash.de /Section: petitions / Petitionen
www.ibstelevision.com
www.youtube.com/andreasklamm
http://www.freespeech.org/fscm2/genx.php?name=home
http://www.waccglobal.info/Opinions/Rebekah.html
www.regionalhilfe.de
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www.radioibsleeds.uk.tp
www.andreasklamm.de.be
www.britishnewsflash.org/andreasklamm
www.ifnd734.org
www.waccglobal.org
www.jesuslovesyou.eu
www.ifj.org/en/splash
www.bibleinfo.de.be
www.ibstelevision.com/bibleinfo
www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org
www.jewsforajustpeace.com
3mnewswire.org
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Charges Dropped Against Democracy
Now! Journalists – Investigation Needed
New York City / U.S.A. The St. Paul City Attorney's
office announced Friday it will not prosecute
Democracy Now! journalists Amy Goodman, Sharif
Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar. St. Paul Mayor
Chris Coleman also issued a statement Friday that
“the city will decline to prosecute misdemeanor
charges for presence at an unlawful assembly for
journalists arrested during the Republican National
Convention.”
Both announcements come two weeks after the conclusion of
the Republican National Convention where over 40 journalists
were arrested while reporting on protests taking place outside
the convention center.
Upon learning of the news, Democracy Now! Host, Amy
Goodman said, “It's good that these false charges have finally
been dropped, but we never should have been arrested to
begin with. These violent and unlawful arrests disrupted our
work and had a chilling effect on the reporting of dissent.
Freedom of the press is also about the public's right to know
what is happening on their streets. There needs to be a full
investigation of law enforcement activities during the
convention.”
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Goodman was arrested while asking police to release
Kouddous and Salazar who had been violently arrested while
reporting on street demonstrations. After being handcuffed
and pushed to the ground, Goodman reiterated that she was
was a credentialed reporter. Secret Service then ripped the
credential from around her neck.
During demonstrations on the first day of the convention
police used pepper spray, rubber bullets, concussion grenades
and force against protesters and journalists. Several dozen
demonstrators were arrested, as was a photographer for the
Associated Press.
John Lundquist, attorney for the Democracy Now! journalists,
said, “The most notable lapse by law enforcement during the
RNC was the record-breaking number of journalists
indiscriminately arrested and detained for doing nothing more
than performing in the best tradition of reporters who gather
the news.”
In the weeks after the journalist arrests, tens of thousands of
members of the public contacted St. Paul officials to protest
the unlawful arrests of working journalists. Goodman said, “We
were deeply moved by the outpouring of support. We thank
everyone who called and wrote first to have us freed and then
to have the charges dropped. We thank everyone who stood
up for press freedom and the First Amendment.”
The YouTube video of Goodman's arrest was the most
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watched YouTube video during the convention week. It has
now been viewed over 830,000 times. Salazar's video of her
own violent arrest is also available on YouTube.
Video of Goodman Arrest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ
Video of Salazar Arrest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jreRSEQ_yg
Link to Media Coverage of Arrests:
http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2008/9/3/media_co
verage
Democracy Now! Conventions Coverage:
http://www.democracynow.org/
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After being arrested back on TV:
Independent journalist Amy Goodman is
defending democracy in America
By Andreas Klamm, journalist and news correspondent
New York City/Washington, D.C./ London. Many
people in the the entire world is paying attention on
the situation which happened to independent
journalists and the host of Democracy Now!, Mrs. Amy
Goodman, while covering the events associated the
the Republican National Convention (RNC).
Independent journalists, including famous
broadcasting host Amy Goodman have got arrested.
Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke,
Democracy Now! anchor Amy Goodman and her two
colleagues Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar
got arrested as we have learned and have been later
released.
This follows, according to FREE PRESS, the arrest of an ABC
News producer at the Democratic National Convention in
Denver.
Amy Goodman can been seen on an independent media
network in association with 700 station in the United States of
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America.
Free Press, the national, nonpartisan media reform group,
called on St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and local law
enforcement officials to drop all charges against all journalists
arrested while covering protests outside the Republican
National Convention.
Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, made the following
statement:
"We condemn the arrest and harassment of journalists before
and during the Republican National Convention. We call on the
mayor, district attorney and police chief to rein in the overly
aggressive -- and even violent -- tactics of law enforcement.
Arresting and detaining journalists for doing their jobs is a
gross violation of free speech and freedom of the press. We
call for the immediate release of any journalists being held in
the Twin Cities and for all charges to be dropped immediately.
Reporting by independent journalists is the only way for the
American public to learn the full story, and they must be free
to do their jobs without intimidation."
More information and the petitions can be found on:
www.democracynow.org
www.thepetitionsite.com/1/amy-goodman-arrested---stand-up-
for-democracy
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https://secure.freepress.net/site/Advocacy?
JServSessionIdr012=i06ym8gso2.app44b&cmd=display&page=
UserAction&id=281
Free Press campaign
http://www.freepress.net
Committee To Protect Journalists
http://www.cpj.org/news/2008/americas/usa02sep08na.html
In August 2008 shooting by Neo-Nazis have taken place on the
office a famous German journalist and politician from the left
wing party “Die Linke”. All are happy that no one of the people
working in the office got injured because of the shootings
which have taken place in the German city of Dortmund.
Information and petition:
www.ipetitions.com/petition/journalist
www.lapetition.be/en-ligne/safety-of-journalists-in-
germany-2993.html .
www.petitiononline.com/aug082/petition.html
www.ulla-jelpke.de
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After the arrest of journalists in the USA:
PLEASE release the journalists and
charges to be dropped off
By Andrew P. Harrod
Washington D.C. / New York City / London/September
6, 2008/3mnewswire.org/-- The journalist, author of
several books, host, editor, founder of IBS Independent
Broadcasting Service Leeds, Mr. Andreas Klamm, has
written to state officials a public open letter to release
the independent journalists and that the charges
against the journalists which have got arrested may be
dropped off.
In the beginning of September the famous host,
journalist and Democray Now! anchor, Mrs. Amy
Goodman and her two colleagues Sharif Abdel
Kouddous and Nicole Salazar got arrested as we have
learned and have been later released. Also an AP
Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke got
arrested in the United States of America.
This follows, according to FREE PRESS, the arrest of an ABC
News producer at the Democratic National Convention in
Denver.
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The letter contains following message:
Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner
RCA at co.ramsey.mn.us (cc: dropthecharges at
democracynow.org)
651-266-3222
Susan Gaertner for Governor
info at susangaertner.com (cc: dropthecharges at
democracynow.org)
(612) 978-8625
(612)804-6156
The St. Paul City Attorney’s office,
Mr. John Choi
(651) 266-8710
john.choi at ci.stpaul.mn.us (cc: dropthecharges at
democracynow.org)
OPEN PUBLIC LETTER
In CONCERN of the arrest of journalists covering a
political event
September 5, 2008
Dear Madam !
Dear Sir !
In foreign places brave citizen of the United States of America
are in serious danger for their life to defend elementary basic
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rights such as human rights, free speech, liberty and democracy
– so far as we have learned through American media reports
and official governmental reports.
The journalists, which have been charged and arrested have
not committed any kind of crime by fulfilling the public duty to
publish reports or in taking pictures for television about some
kind of political RNC event.
The arrests and harassment of journalists covering the
Republican National Convention are not right.
We call upon St. Paul officials to free all detained journalists
and drop all charges against them. These include arrests made
during police raids in the days prior to the convention and, on
Sept 1, of Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke,
Democracy Now! anchor Amy Goodman and her two
colleagues Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.
The most important standard to journalists all over the world
is the truth.
As you are able to imagine we are NOT happy about the
charges against independent journalists and arrests of the
journalists Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouduous, Nicole
Salazar, AP photographer Matt Rourke and other journalists.
America is a blessed country because of its liberty, freedom,
basic rights, such as free speech, independent work of
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journalist.
PLEASE, consider NOT TO DESTROY the blessings for and of
America and its people.
PLEASE consider NOT TO DESTROY America ! If you are
going to destroy the liberty and democracy actually this would
mean that America will be destroyed, as you know from the
history in Germany.
As Germany in the years 1933 to 1945 has fallen deep down
to dictatorship it got destroyed as you know very well the
photographs how Germany has looked like after tons of
bombs have been used to stop World War II and the NAZI
regime in Germany.
PLEASE, defend democracy and the liberty of the United
States of America and its people and PLEASE release the
journalist and drop the charges against these journalists.
Arresting and detaining journalists for doing their jobs is a
gross violation of free speech and freedom of the press.
Journalists must be free to do their jobs without intimidation.
PLEASE show that Almighty God has given you the wisdom,
love, grace and mercy to release the independent journalists
and to keep liberty and democracy.
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PLEASE consider what the president of the United States of
America, Abraham Lincoln has said some days ago in concern
of liberty.
American President: "I know that liberty is right"
Washington. / Documentation Of Statements/- Abraham
Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth American president
(1860-1865) said:
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be
the philosophy of government in the next." "We have been
recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been
preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have
grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has
ever grown. But we have forgotten GOD.
We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in
peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and
we vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all
these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and
virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbrocken success, we
have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of
redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the
GOD that made us!"
"It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their
dependence upon the overruling power of GOD and to
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recognize the sublime truth announced in the HOLY
SCRIPTURES and proven by all history, that those nations only
are blessed whose GOD is the LORD. I am profitably engaged
in reading the Bible. Take all of this book upon reason that you
can, and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better
man...But for this book we could not know right from wrong. I
believe the Bible is the best gift GOD has ever given to man.
The Bible is suited to men in all conditions of life and includes
all the duties they owe to their Creator, to themselves and to
their fellowman."
"I know that liberty is right, for CHRIST teaches it, and
CHRIST is GOD."
PLEASE pray for the police officers that GOD might forgive
and save them. They might have be in some kind of distress and
have over-acted in a harmful way.
Remember that CHRIST himself gave the commandment:
"Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself." and "LOVE your
enemies".
However citizen of the United States of America and
independent journalists in the United States of America are
NOT the enemies of the United States of America.
Perhaps you should think and pray about this. For some
reasons it seems that the real enemies of America could be
those which seek to destroy free speech, peace, liberty and
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democracy of America and its people. Therefore please give no
chance to those forces which seek to destroy the liberty and
the blessings of the United States of America and its people.
Remember that freedom and the freedom of the press and
journalists is an important and elementary part of democracy.
PLEASE release the journalists and drop the charges. PLEASE
overcome evil things with good. May GOD will give you the
grace, wisdom, mercy and love, to treat independent
journalists with love instead of hatred and evil. My colleague,
the journalist and author, Amy Goodman and many other
independent journalists are performing an important duty for
the public, democracy and liberty. They should receive
THANKS instead of charges. These independent journalists are
fulfilling important duties as granted in the constitution of the
United States of America. Some years ago I have written a
letter to the U.S. President Ronald Reagan, the 40th President
of the United States of America. For some reason I got an
answer for the letter which I have written from the office of
the White House. In the letter which I have received from the
office of President Ronald Reagan a booklet with the
constitution and map was delivered to my from Washington,
D.C., U.S.A. For these gifts which I have kept I am very
thankful.
May GOD will bless the liberty, democracy, independence, the
independent journalists and the people of the United States of
America and all those people which do support and defend
democracy and liberty.
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Thank you !
Shalom – PEACE be unto you !
Andreas Klamm, journalist,author, nurse (R.N.,RGN),
independent television, radio- film and media producer since
1984, missionary and director of the United Kingdom
and German Branch
John Baptist Mission of Togo, Africa
Founder and president: Reverend Yawovi Nyonato
www.johnbaptistmission.org
www.johnbaptistmission.org/mjbeducation
www.mjbeducation.over-blog.com
John Baptist Mission of Togo, Africa in
co-operation with
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty (Leeds) --
international service --
IFN International Family Network d734 (christian service
ministry)
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Regionalhilfe.de
British Newsflash Magazine
MJB Mission News, 1999-8418
Human Rights Reporter - Die Menschenrechts-Reporter
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Independent journalist Amy Goodman is
defending democracy in America
By Andreas Klamm, journalist and news correspondent
New York City/Washington, D.C./ London/ September
2008/3mnewswire.org/--. Many people in the the entire
world are paying attention on the situation which
happened to independent journalists and the host of
Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, while covering the
events associated the the Republican National
Convention (RNC).
Independent journalists, including Amy Goodman have got
arrested. Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke,
Democracy Now! anchor Amy Goodman and her two
colleagues Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar got
arrested as we have learned and have been later released.
This follows, according to FREE PRESS, the arrest of an ABC
News producer at the Democratic National Convention in
Denver.
Free Press, the national, nonpartisan media reform group,
called on St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and local law
enforcement officials to drop all charges against all journalists
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arrested while covering protests outside the Republican
National Convention.
Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, made the following
statement:
"We condemn the arrest and harassment of journalists before
and during the Republican National Convention. We call on the
mayor, district attorney and police chief to rein in the overly
aggressive -- and even violent -- tactics of law enforcement.
Arresting and detaining journalists for doing their jobs is a
gross violation of free speech and freedom of the press. We
call for the immediate release of any journalists being held in
the Twin Cities and for all charges to be dropped immediately.
Reporting by independent journalists is the only way for the
American public to learn the full story, and they must be free
to do their jobs without intimidation."
More information and the petitions can be found on:
www.democracynow.org
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/amy-goodman-arrested---
stand-up-for-democracy
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Free Press Calls for Charges to Be
Dropped Against Amy Goodman,
Independent Journalists
Contact: Craig Aaron, Free Press, (202) 265-1490, x25
WASHINGTON, D.C./freepress.net -- On September
2, 2008,Free Press, the national, nonpartisan media
reform group, called on St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
and local law enforcement officials to drop all charges
against all journalists arrested while covering protests
outside the Republican National Convention. Those
arrested Monday include Democracy Now! host Amy
Goodman and two producers from her show, as well as
a photographer from the Associated Press. Other
independent journalists have been pepper-sprayed and
even held at gunpoint during "pre-emptive" raids
aimed at disrupting protesters. This follows the arrest
of an ABC News producer at the Democratic National
Convention in Denver.
Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, made the following
statement:
"We condemn the arrest and harassment of journalists before
and during the Republican National Convention. We call on the
mayor, district attorney and police chief to rein in the overly
aggressive -- and even violent -- tactics of law enforcement.
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Arresting and detaining journalists for doing their jobs is a
gross violation of free speech and freedom of the press. We
call for the immediate release of any journalists being held in
the Twin Cities and for all charges to be dropped immediately.
Reporting by independent journalists is the only way for the
American public to learn the full story, and they must be free
to do their jobs without intimidation."
freepress.org
freepress.net
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Right Livelihood Award Schweden
Jakob von Uexkull: Menschen sollten sich
mehr in der Politik engagieren und
Demokratie verteidigen
Von Andreas Klamm
New York / London / Stockholm./3mnewswire.org/13.
November 2008. „Die Menschen sollten sich mehr in
der Politik engagieren und die Demokratie
verteidigen.“, das sagte der Gründer und Direktor der
Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Schweden,
Jakob von Uexkull, in einem Interview mit dem
Journalisten, Rundfunk-Journalisten und Autor
mehrerer Bücher, Andreas Klamm, in einem Radio-
Interview bei Radio IBS Liberty.
Am 8. Dezember wird Jakob von Uxekull den Preisträgern des
Right Livelihood Award der Auszeichnung für das Jahr 2008 die
Preise im Parlament von Schweden in der Stadt Stockholm
überreichen. Der Right Livelihood Award ist weltweit bekannt
als alternativer Nobelpreis, der jährlich in den Tagen vor der
Nobel-Preis-Verleihung an die Empfänger des internationalen
Preises verliehen wird. Den Preisträgern ist der Preis oft eine
große Hilfe, weil die engagierten Frauen und Männer bisher oft
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ohne jede finanzielle Unterstützung wichtige Projekte der
sozialen Transformation realisiert haben, die für viele
Menschen in aller Welt von kaum schätzbarer Bedeutung und
Nutzen sind.
In diesem Jahr werden, Drf. Monika Hauser, eine Ärztin, die
Deutschland bei medica mondiale international wirkt, die in
vielen Krisenregionen und Kriegs-Gebieten in dieser Welt
gearbeitet hat, um den überlebenden Opfern und Frauen von
Massenvergewaltigungen und sexueller Gewalt während der
Kriege zu helfen und sie zu rehabilitieren. Monika Hauser gibt
den Opfer von Gewalt, Schutz und Unterstützung und
engagiert sich auch dafür, dass die Vergewaltigung von Frauen
während der Kriege als Kriegs-Verbrechen verfolgt und
bestraft wird. In diesem Bereich setzte sich die Ärztin auch in
großen Gefahren unter anderem während des Krieges in
Bosnien und in Asien ein. Sie hat einen Reisepass der Schweiz
und aus Italien.
Asha Hagi ist eine Parlamentarierin in Somalia. Somalia ist
bekanntlich ein Land, das im Chaos versinkt. Das hat die Frau
nicht davon abgehalten einen Clan für Frauen zu gründen.
Bisher gab es in dem Land, das immer wieder durch Kriege
zwischen den Stämmen und Clanen erschüttert wird, fünf
Clan-Organisationen, die ausschließlich von Männern
repräsentiert waren. Asha Hagai gründete den sechsten Clan.
Den Clan der Frauen. Sie engagiert sich zudem für Frieden und
für ein Ende der immer wieder neu aufflammenden Kämpfe in
Somalia. Sie mischte sich gewissermaßen damit gleichberechtigt
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in die Verhandlungen ein. Den Right Livelihood Award erhält
sie für diese Arbeit und Mut den die Frau einbrachte.
Ein Ehepaar aus Indien wird ebenso ausgezeichnet mit dem
Right Livelihood Award. Nach Schweden kann jedoch „nur“ die
Ehefrau Krishnammal Jogannathan reisen, da ihr Ehegatte
schon weit über 90 Jahre alt ist. Das Ehepaar und Krishnammal
Jogannathan arbeitete schon mit Mohandas Karamchand
Gandhi zusammen. Ihr Hauptziel ist dafür zu sorgen, dass die
Menschen ohne Land, Zugang zu Land erhalten. Das Interesse
an der Arbeit Ghandis wächst durch das Engagement des
Ehepaars sehr. Dies vor allem auch aufgrund der wachsenden
Probleme durch den Klimawandel.
Als erste Journalistin in der Welt wird eine der besten
Journalistinnen in dieser Welt zum ersten Mal mit dem Right
Livelihood Award ausgezeichnet und gefördert. Amy Goodman,
die Gründerin eines kleinen alternativen Medien-Imperiums in
den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und eines politischen
Informations-Programmes, das auch der Ausbildung dient,
Democracy NOW! (www.democracynow.org) wurde im
September 2008 während einer politischen Bericht-Erstattung
verhaftet. Am 8. Dezember 2008 wird sie die erste Journalistin
in der Welt sein, die den angesehenen Right Livelihood Award,
den alternativen Nobel-Preis, erhalten wird.
Das Projekt Democracy NOW! gründete die Journalistin, die
an der angesehenen Harvard University in den Vereinigten
Staaten von Amerika studierte und seit Jahr 1984 Radio-
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Sendungen produziert. Democracy NOW! kann als Radio- und
Fernseh-Sendungen inzwischen weltweit in der englischen
Sprache bei mehr als 700 regionalen Fernseh-Stationen und
rund 250 Radio-Stationen, von Montag bis Freitag, gehört
werden. Amy Goodman ist gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder David
Goodman auch die Autorin von politisch kritischen Büchern
wie „Standing up to the madness“, Drilling and Killing: Chevron
and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship' (1998), Massacre: the Story of
East Timor'. Diese Geschichte kostete fast das Leben der
Autorin. In Ost -Timor überlebte die Journalistin mit einem
weiteren Journalisten das Massaker im Jahr 1991, in dem
Soldaten aus Indonesien 270 Menschen in Ost-Timor
ermordeten.
Die Autorin und Journalistin schrieb drei weitere Bücher
gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder mit harten Fakten: The Exception
to the Rulers (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheer-
leaders and the People who Fight Back (2006); and Standing up
to the Madness (2008). Sie schreibt zudem regelmäßig
Kolumnen für Zeitungen in den Vereinigten Staaten von
Amerika.
„Wir brauchen alternative Stimmen. Es gibt diese Stimmen.
Aber diese Stimmen werden oft nicht gehört in den Medien.
Das ist durch die Gleichschaltung der Medien besonders auch
in den USA der Fall. Das macht es unmöglich irgendwelche
komplexen Zusammenhänge vernünftig zu erklären im Radio
oder Fernsehen. Amy Goodman sorgt mit ihrem Programm für
eine informierte Debatte und gibt den alternativen Stimmen
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ein Gehör.“, erklärte Jakob von Uexkull.
Die Jury hat die Verhaftung der Journalistin mit großer Sorge
beobachtet. Das war sicher einer der Gründe für die
Nominierung auch wegen der amerikanischen Wahlen. Die
Verhaftung zeigte der Jury noch stärker, wie wichtig es ist eine
derart engagierte Frau und Journalistin zu unterstützen und zu
schützen.
Besonders auf dem Gebiet der Wirtschaft sieht Jakob von
Uexkull das Problem des gefährlichen Demokratie-Defizits.
Lügen in der Politik, wie etwa in der Bankenkrise, in der seit
Jahren Menschen immer wieder erzählt wurde, es sei kein
Geld da, als plötzlich dann Milliarden von Euro und U.S Dollar
„auftauchen“ um die Banken zu retten, sollten nicht zu einer
Politik-Skepsis führen, sondern vielmehr dazu , dass sich mehr
engagierte Menschen politisch, regional oder national
einsetzen. Demokratie müsse immer wieder neu erkämpft
werden. Der Stiftungs-Gründer betonte: „Man muss bereit
sein sich im politischen Leben auch zu engagieren.
Nicht etwa als Berufspolitiker und auch nicht für das
ganze Leben, doch durchaus lokal, regional und
national, vielmehr als bisher. Ein Beitritt zu
Organisationen und Vereinen genügt nicht. Man muss
sich auch politisch und gesellschaftlich persönlich
engagieren, wenn man dafür sorgen will, dass der Krieg
gegen die Demokratie nicht etwa von den Feinden der
Demokratie gewonnen wird.“
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Der Gründer der Right Livelihood Award Foundation, Jakob
von Uexkull, stiftete zu Beginn der erstmaligen Verleihungen
der Preise vor rund 19 Jahren für fünf Jahre die Preisgelder aus
eigenen finanziellen Mitteln. Inzwischen wird der Preis auch
durch zahlreiche Spenden aus aller Welt auch von vielen
Spendern aus Deutschland gefördert und unterstützt.
Eine weitere und ausführliche Bericht-Erstattung folgt.
Die Radio-Sendung wurde im Rahmen in der Arbeit der
internationalen Medien-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Independent
Broadcasting Service (IBS) Liberty bei Radio IBS Liberty
produziert und gesendet. Die Sendung kann unter anderem
auch bei Radio Open-NL in den Niederlanden und in aller
Welt gehört werden:
Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty,
IBS Television Liberty wurde 1986 in der deutschen Stadt
Speyer am Rhein und in der englischen Stadt Leeds in England
von dem Journalisten, Rundfunk-Journalisten und Autor
mehrerer Bücher, Andreas Klamm gegründet. Das
internationale Medien-Netzwerk dient seit 1986 mit Fernseh-
und Radio-Programmen der internationalen
Völkerverständigung und setzt sich für Menschen in
schwerster Not, unter anderem auch behinderte Journalisten
und Menschen ein. Jakob von Uexkull ist in einer sehr
politischen bewussten und engagierten Familie aufgewachsen.
Am 28. Oktober 2008 ist das dritte Buch von Andreas Klamm
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in diesem Jahr erschienen, das sich mit einem Teil-Bereich der
Arbeit des Medien-Netzwerkes beschäftigt: Demokratie und
Menschenrechte.
Das Buch Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters ::
Medienprojekt Menschenrechts-Reporter :: Edition 2008, No.
1, Human Rights, abuses and violations of Human Rights,
international understanding: Books on Demand Gmbh; Edition
1 (October 2008), Language: English / German, bi-lingual,
(Sprachen: English, deutsch, zweisprachig), ISBN-10:
3837072436 , ISBN-13: 978-3837072433 , (21 x 14,8 x 1,2 cm),
ist in allen Buchhandlungen erhältlich.
Am 10. Dezember 2008 wird der 60-Jahres-Tag der
Proklamation (Verkündigung) der UNIVERSELL gültigen
ALLGEMEINEN ERKLÄRUNG der MENSCHENRECHTE
durch die United Nations (Vereinte Nationen) , im Jahr 1948 in
New York City, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, gefeiert.
Die Radio-Sendung ist unter anderem zu hören bei und die
Fernseh-Sendung ist zu sehen bei:
1.http://radioibsliberty.podango.com/podcast_episode/3593/99
240/radioibsliberty/Amy_Goodman_Right_Livelihood_Award
2.www.ibstelevision.com
3.www.youtube.com/andreasklamm
4.www.regionalhilfe.de
5.http://radio.indymedia.org/en/node/17069
6.www.johnbaptistmission.org
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7.www.humanrightsreporters.wordpress.com
8.http://www.clipfish.de/video/2810293/
9.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eZ_9oZX6E8
3mnewswire.org
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Recipients of the Right Livelihood Award have
arrived in Sweden
By Andreas Klamm from SWEDEN
New York / Stockholm/3mnewswire.org/December 8,
2008/-- This is Andreas Klamm, journalist and news
correspondent for Radio IBS Liberty from the city of
STOCKHOLM in SWEDEN which is known as one the
most beautiful cities in Europe.
While the entire world is watching the events about the
NOBEL PRIZE this week in Stockholm, Radio IBS Independent
Broadcasting Service Liberty is going to deliver news,
information, photographs and a television program related
with the events to the ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE as
known as the Right Livelihood Award in Sweden.
A couple from India and three precious ladies which have
taken part in an important role in social transformation have
been awarded for the Right Livelihood Award in 2008.
The recipients of the award have arrived recently in Sweden
and will be honoured tonight.
Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan and her husband
from LAFTI , India are going to receive the Right Livelihood
Award ...for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising
in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable
human development, for which they have been referred to as
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'India's soul'."
Amy Goodman , one of the best journalists, broadcast
journalists and authors in this world is going to receive the
award "...for developing an innovative model of truly
independent political journalism that brings to millions of
people the alternative voices that are often excluded by
mainstream media."
She is the first journalist ever, which going to receive the Right
Livelihood Award as known as ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE.
Amy Goodman has been unlawful arrested while covering
events related to the Republican National Convention in St.
Paul, United States of America.
Asha Hagi , from Somalia will be honored "...for continuing to
lead at great personal risk the female participation in the
peace and reconciliation process in her war-ravaged country."
Dr. Monika Hauser, born in Switzerland which holds an Italian
Passport will receive the award for "...for her tireless
commitment to working with women who have experienced
the most horrific sexual violence in some of the most
dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning for them to
receive social recognition and compensation."
The award ceremony will be held tonight in the Swedish
Parliament. The ceremony will be attended by many
honourable guests, Members of the Parliament and journalists
from the around the world. Founder and Chairman of the
Right Livelihood Award is Mr. Jakob von Uxekuell a former
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member of the European Parliament.
The recipients will share the PRIZE money of two million
SWEDISH KRONOR or crowns, approximately about 310.000
U.S. Dollar. The money is not be used for personal purpose but
to continue the work in projects of social transformation.
The Democracy Now Team will broadcast live from Sweden.
For the live program go to democracynow.org.
IBS Television Liberty will provide a special coverage on
television by next week on www.ibstelevision.com with
LIBERTY AND PEACE NOW!
This was Andreas Klamm, journalist and news correspondent
from the city of Sweden in Stockholm for IBS Television
Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and MJB Mission News.
Distributed by 3mnewswire.org / IBS Independent
Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television
Liberty, international service, SWEDEN, INTLLINK
www.ibstelevision.com
www.3mnewswire.org
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Special coverage on Democracy NOW:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
By Andreas Klamm
Washington, D.C. / New York City/January 19,
2009/Democracy NOW!/3mnewswire.org/-- The
independent television and radio program Democracy
NOW! hosted by the award winning broadcast
journalist and author Amy Goodman and Juan
Gonzalez will air today a special program to honor the
Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. He was born 80 years ago, on
January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the
Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just thirty-nine
years old.
Tomorrow, more than four decades after Dr. King’s death,
Barack Obama will take his oath of office to become the 44th
president of the United States and the first African American
president in US history. The Reverend Joseph Lowery, a civil
rights icon who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference with Dr, King, will deliver the benediction at the
inauguration ceremony. Obama accepted the Democratic party
nomination on the 45th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a
Dream” speech, arguably his most famous address.
While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader,
he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the
Poor People"s Campaign to address issues of economic justice.
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Dr. King was also a fierce critic US foreign policy and the
Vietnam War.
Democracy NOW! will provide a special coverage about the
presidential inauguration ceremony tomorrow on January, 20,
2009.
Democracy NOW! can be seen on more than 700 TV station
and heard on about 250 radio stations and on the internet on
www.democracynow.org
Democracy NOW! is hosted by Amy Goodman, award winning
journalist and author of three hard-hitting books, such as
"Standing up to the madness", which she has written with
David Goodman. In December 2008 Amy Goodman has
received the Right Livelihood Award which is known as the
alternative Nobel prize.
3mnewswire.org
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Freie und unabhängige Medien sind wichtig:
Journalistin Amy Goodman liest „Standing up
to the madness“ in Berlin
Von Andreas Klamm
New York / Hamburg / Berlin/12. Dezember
2008/3mnewswire.org/-- Die amerikanische Top-
Journalistin und Produzentin des amerikanischen
Nachrichten-Fernseh- und Radio-Programmes,
Democracy NOW! wird am Freitag, 12. Dezember
2008, ab 18.30 Uhr in der Humboldt Universität in
Berlin aus ihrem New York Times-Best-Seller
„Standing up to the madness - Ordinary Heroes in
Extraordinary Times“ ( ISBN: 1401322883) lesen.
Zu Beginn dieser Woche wurde die Journalistin mit drei
weiteren Empfängerinnen, Dr. Monika Hauser, Krishnammal
Jagannathan und Asha Hagi mit dem Right Livelihood Award,
der auch als Alternativer Nobel-Preis weltweit bekannt ist, in
der Stadt Stockholm im Schwedischen Parlament
ausgezeichnet.
Der Vortag: „Die Wichtigkeit unabhängiger Medien – Von Bush
bis zu Obama“ beginnt um 18.30 Uhr. Die Lesung von Amy
Goodman findet in der Humboldt Universität in Berlin statt.
Eine Beschreibung für die Anfahrtswege kann im Internet bei
www.hu-berlin.de/hu/lage/ abgerufen werden.
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Der Eintritt ist frei und die Lesung der amerikanischen
Journalistin Amy Goodman ist öffentlich.
Die Veranstaltung wird unterstützt von American Voices
Abroad (www.avaberlin.org ) und von Books in Berlin (
www.booksinberlin.de ).
Morgen am Samstag, den 13. Dezember 2008 wird die beliebte
und exzellente Journalistin, Amy Goodman in München einen
Vortrag um 19.30 Uhr, im Weltsalon auf dem Tollwood Festival
auf der Thersienwiesen in München halten.
Die Fernseh-Journalistin wird zum Thema „Vergessen Sie die
Depression und schaffen Sie Optimismus für die Zukunft“
sprechen.“ Nach dem Vortrag wird Amy Goodman eine
Diskussion über die Wichtigkeit unabhängiger Medien führen.
Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln kann mit der U-Bahn U4 / U5
zur Theresienwiese gefahren werden. Es stehen nur wenige
kostenpflichtige Parkplätze auf dem BRK-Parkplatz zur
Verfügung.
Der Eintritt zur Lesung der erstklassigen Journalistin und
Autorin mehrerer Bücher ist auch in München kostenfrei.
Weitere Hinweise im Internet bei
www.tollwood.de/english/winterfestival-2008/weltsalon .
Die Autorin schreibt die Bücher in Zusammenarbeit mit ihrem
Bruder David Goodman.
Das Buch „Standing up to the madness - Ordinary Heroes in
Extraordinary Times“ ( ISBN: 1401322883) wurde geschrieben
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von Amy und David Goodman und ist im Jahr 2008 neu
erschienen. Es wurde innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einem New
York Times-Best-Seller. Amy Goodman wurde für zahlreiche
weitere Werke mit angesehenen und internationalen Preisen
ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit folgenden Auszeichnungen:
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,
Communication for Peace Award und zu Beginn dieser Woche
mit dem Right Livelihood Award in Stockholm in Schweden
geehrt.
Bereits gestern sendete die erfolgreiche investigative
Journalistin aus der Stadt Hamburg in Co-operation mit
Europas größten Magazin Der Spiegel (www.der-spiegel.de ),
heute sendet das Democracy NOW! Team aus Ost-Berlin.
Seit 1984 ist Amy Goodman zudem als Rundfunk-Journalistin
tätig und gründete vor rund 12 Jahren das freie und
unabhängige Fernseh- und Radio-Nachrichten-Programm
Democracy NOW!. Das Fernseh- und Radio-Programm ist die
größte U.S.-Medien-Vereinigung, die auf mehr als 700 Fernseh-
Stationen, Satelliten-Fernsehen, im Internet und bei rund 200
Radio-Stationen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und in
der Welt zu hören und zu sehen ist. Democracy NOW! Ist
täglich von 8.00 bis 9.00 Uhr nach U.S. EST zu sehen und von
13 bis 14 Uhr GMT-Zeit zu sehen auch im Internet bei
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www.democracynow.org .
Für Recherchen steht ein großes Online-Archiv kostenfrei zur
Verfügung.
Das Programm wird durch die Zuschauer, Hörer und durch
verschiedenen Stiftungen finanziert. Es werden Dienste in
englischer und spanischer Sprache geboten. Zudem gibt es
einen Transcript-Dienst und ein Dienst für taube Hörer bzw.
Zuschauer.
Die Bücher von Amy Goodman und David Goodman sind in
jeder Buchhandlung und zudem auch im Internet bei
http://www.democracynow.org/store/category/5 erhältlich.
Ausführliche Informationen zu Democracy NOW! sind bei
www.democracynow.org im Internet zu finden.
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IFJ Principles on the Conduct of Journalists
1. Respect for truth and for the right to the public
to the truth is the first duty of the journalist.
2. In pursuance of this duty, the journalist shall at
all times defend the principles of freedom in the
honest collection and publication of news, and of
the right of fair comment and criticism.
3. The journalist shall report only in accordance with
facts of which he / she knows the origin. The journalist
shall not suppress essential information or falsify
documents.
4. The journalist shall use only fair methods to obtain
news, photographs and documents.
5. The journalist shall do the utmost to rectify and
published information which is found to be harmfully
inaccurate.
6. The journalist shall observe professional secrecy
regarding the source information obtained in
confidence.
7. The journalist shall be aware of the danger of
discrimination being furthered by the media, and shall
do the utmost to avoid faciliating such discrimination
based on, among other things, race, sex, sexual
orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion,
and national or social origins.
8. The journalist shall regard as grave professional
offences the following;
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- plagiarism
9. - malcious misrepresentation
- calumny, slander, libel, unfounded accusations;
- the acceptance of a bribe in any form in consideration
of either publication or supression.
10. Journalist worthy of that name shall deem it their duty
to observe faithfully the principles stated above. With
the general law of each country the journalist shall
recognise in professional matter the jurisdiction of
colleagues only; to the exclusion of every kind of
interference by governments or others.
International Federations of Journalists
Résidence Palace, Block C, 2
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Phone: 32-2-235-22.00 – Fax: 32-2-235-22.19
Email: ifj@ifj.org, www Site: www.ifj.org
The Bill of Rights: A Brief History
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One of the most important documents and laws which have
published, proclaimed and declared is the American
constitution and the 27 Ammendents of the
CONSITUTION of the United States of Amercia and
THE BILL OF RIGHTS.
"[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled
to against every government on earth, general or
particular, and what no just government should
refuse."
--- Thomas Jefferson December 20, 1787
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) explains on its
website the relation of DEMOCRACY and LIBERTY.
In an article related to the AMERICAN CONSITUTION and
THE BILL OF RIGHTS the ACLU has described:
“In the summer of 1787, delegates from the 13 states
convened in Philadelphia and drafted a remarkable blueprint
for self-government -- the Constitution of the United States.
The first draft set up a system of checks and balances that
included a strong executive branch, a representative legislature
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and a federal judiciary.
The Constitution was remarkable, but deeply flawed. For one
thing, it did not include a specific declaration - or bill - of
individual rights. It specified what the government could do but
did not say what it could not do. For another, it did not apply
to everyone. The "consent of the governed" meant propertied
white men only.
The absence of a "bill of rights" turned out to be an
obstacle to the Constitution's ratification by the states. It
would take four more years of intense debate before the new
government's form would be resolved. The Federalists
opposed including a bill of rights on the ground that it was
unnecessary. The Anti-Federalists, who were afraid of a strong
centralized government, refused to support the Constitution
without one.
In the end, popular sentiment was decisive. Recently freed
from the despotic English monarchy, the American people
wanted strong guarantees that the new government would
not trample upon their newly won freedoms of speech,
press and religion, nor upon their right to be free from
warrantless searches and seizures. So, the Constitution's
framers heeded Thomas Jefferson who argued: "A bill of
rights is what the people are entitled to against every
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government on earth, general or particular, and what
no just government should refuse, or rest on
inference."
The American Bill of Rights, inspired by Jefferson and
drafted by James Madison, was adopted, and in 1791 the
Constitution's first ten amendments became the law of the
land.
"CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS"
Democracy and liberty are often thought to be the same thing,
but they are not. Democracy means that people ought to be
able to vote for public officials in fair elections, and make most
political decisions by majority rule. Liberty, on the other
hand, means that even in a democracy, individuals have
rights that no majority should be able to take away.
The rights that the Constitution's framers wanted to protect
from government abuse were referred to in the Declaration of
Independence as "unalienable rights." They were also called
"natural" rights, and to James Madison, they were "the
great rights of mankind." Although it is commonly thought
that we are entitled to free speech because the First
Amendment gives it to us, this country's original citizens
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believed that as human beings, they were entitled to free
speech, and they invented the First Amendment in order to
protect it. The entire Bill of Rights was created to protect
rights the original citizens believed were naturally theirs,
including:
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
The right to exercise one's own religion, or no religion, free
from any government influence or compulsion
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, PRESS, PETITION &
ASSEMBLY
Even unpopular expression is protected from government
suppression or censorship
PRIVACY
The right to be free of unwarranted and unwanted
government intrusion into one's personal and private affairs,
papers, and possessions.
DUE PROCESS OF LAW
The right to be treated fairly by the government whenever the
loss of liberty or property is at stake.
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EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW
The right to be treated equally before the law, regardless of
social status”
Sources:
ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/crimjustice/gen/10084res20020304.html
http://www.aclu.org/
http://www.nyclu.org/
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Original Ten Amendments:
The Bill of Rights
Passed by Congress September 25, 1789.
Ratified December 15, 1791.
Amendment I
Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly
Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a
redress of grievances.
Amendment II
Right to bear arms
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall
not be infringed.
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Amendment III
Quartering of soldiers
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house,
without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a
manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV
Search and arrest
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,
shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon
probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and
particularly describing the place to be searched, and the
persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V
Rights in criminal cases
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise
infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a
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Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces,
or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or
public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same
offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be
compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,
nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due
process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public
use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI
Right to a fair trial
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to
a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and
district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which
district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be
informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be
confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory
process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the
assistance of counsel for his defence.
Amendment VII
Rights in civil cases
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In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall
exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be
preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-
examined in any Court of the United States, than according to
the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII
Bail, fines, punishment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines
imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX
Rights retained by the People
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not
be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the
people.
Amendment X
States' rights
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The powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved
to the States respectively, or to the people.
Later Amendments
Amendment 11
Lawsuits against states
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed
to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or
prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of
another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
February 7, 1795.
Amendment 12
Presidential elections
The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by
ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least,
shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves;
they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as
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President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-
President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted
for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President,
and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign
and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government
of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;--
The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the
Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates
and the votes shall then be counted;--The person having the
greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President,
if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors
appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the
persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on
the list of those voted for as President, the House of
Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the
President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be
taken by states, the representation from each state having one
vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or
members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all
the states shall be necessary to a choice. [And if the House of
Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the
right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day
of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as
President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional
disability of the President.]* The person having the greatest
number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President,
if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors
appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two
highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-
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President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds
of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole
number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person
constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be
eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
June 15, 1804.
Superseded by Section 3 of the Twentieth Amendment.
Amendment 13
Abolition of slavery
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as
a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly
convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place
subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce these article
by appropriate legislation.
December 6, 1865.
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Amendment 14
Civil rights
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States
and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the
United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State
shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges
or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any
State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without
due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the
several States according to their respective numbers, counting
the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians
not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the
choice of electors for President and Vice President of the
United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and
Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature
thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State,
being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United
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States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in
rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein
shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such
male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens
twenty-one years of age in such State.
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in
Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold
any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under
any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of
Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a
member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial
officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United
States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against
the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But
Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove
such disability.
Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States,
authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of
pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection
or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United
States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation
incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United
States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave;
but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal
and void.
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Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by
appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
July 9, 1868.
Amendment 15
Black suffrage
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote
shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any
State on account of race, color, or previous condition of
servitude.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this
article by appropriate legislation.
February 3, 1870.
Amendment 16
Income taxes
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The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on
incomes, from whatever source derived, without
apportionment among the several States, and without regard
to any census or enumeration.
February 3, 1913.
Amendment 17
Senatorial elections
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two
senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six
years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in
each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of
the most numerous branch of the State legislature.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in
the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue
writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the
legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to
make temporary appointments until the people fill the
vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the
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election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes
valid as part of the Constitution.
April 8, 1913.
Amendment 18
Prohibition of liquor
Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article,
the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors
within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation
thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the
jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby
prohibited.
Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have
concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate
legislation.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the
legislatures of the several States, as provided in the
Constitution, within seven years from the date of the
submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
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January 16, 1919. Repealed by the Twenty-First,
December 5, 1933.
Amendment 19
Women's suffrage
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be
denied or abridged by the United States or by any States on
account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.
August 18, 1920.
Amendment 20
Terms of office
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Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall
end at noon the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators
and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the
years in which such terms would have ended if this article had
not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then
begin.
Section 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every
year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of
January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of
the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice
President elect shall become President. If a President shall not
have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his
term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then
the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President
shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for
the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President
elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as
President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be
selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President
or Vice President shall have qualified.
Section 4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the
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death of any of the persons from whom the House of
Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of
choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the
death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may
choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall
have devolved upon them.
Section 5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of
October following the ratification of this article.
Section 6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the
legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven
years from the date of its submission.
January 23, 1933.
Amendment 21
Repeal of Prohibition
Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the
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Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State,
Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or
use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws
thereof, is hereby prohibited.
Section 3. The article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by
conventions in the several States, as provided in the
Constitution, within seven years from the date of the
submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
December 5, 1933.
Amendment 22
Term Limits for the Presidency
Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the
President more than twice, and no person who has held the
office of President, or acted as President, for more than two
years of a term to which some other person was elected
President shall be elected to the office of the President more
than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person
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holding the office of President when this Article was proposed
by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be
holding the office of President, or acting as President, during
the term within which this Article becomes operative from
holding the office of President or acting as President during
the remainder of such term.
Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the
legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven
years from the date of its submission to the States by the
Congress.
February 27, 1951.
Amendment 23
Washington, D.C., suffrage
Section 1. The District constituting the seat of government of
the United States shall appoint in such manner as the
Congress may direct:
A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to
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the whole number of Senators and Representatives in
Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a
state, but in no event more than the least populous State; they
shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they
shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of
President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a
State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such
duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this
article by appropriate legislation.
March 29, 1961.
Amendment 24
Abolition of poll taxes
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in
any primary or other election for President or Vice President,
for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or
Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by
the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any
poll tax or other tax.
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Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this
article by appropriate legislation.
January 23, 1964.
Amendment 25
Presidential succession
Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office
or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become
President.
Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice
President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who
shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both
Houses of Congress.
Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President
pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to
discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he
transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such
powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as
Acting President.
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Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of
either the principal officers of the executive departments or of
such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to
the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of
the House of Representatives their written declaration that
the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of
his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the
powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro
tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists,
he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the
Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of
the executive department or of such other body as Congress
may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President
pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives their written declaration that the President is
unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within
forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the
Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter
written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within
twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble,
determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the
President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his
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office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same
as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the
powers and duties of his office.
February 10, 1967.
Amendment 26
18-year-old suffrage
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are
eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or by any State on account of
age.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this
article by appropriate legislation.
June 30, 1971.
Amendment 27
Congressional pay raises
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the
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Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election
of Representatives shall have intervened.
May 7, 1992.
Note: Congress submitted the text of this amendment as part
of the proposed Bill of Rights on September 27, 1789. The
Amendment was not ratified together with the first ten
Amendments.
Source:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.
html
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10 Commandments [ English ]
3
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in
the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve
them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third
and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6
And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me,
and keep my commandments.
7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in
vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh
his name in vain.
8
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9
Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
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10
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea,
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and
hallowed it.
12
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be
long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13
Thou shalt not kill.
14
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15
Thou shalt not steal.
16
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy
neighbor.
17
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not
covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his
maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is
thy neighbor's
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EXODUS 20:3-17, Old Testament
10 Gebote [ German ]
3
Du sollst keine anderen Götter neben mir haben.
4
Du sollst dir kein Bildnis noch irgend ein Gleichnis
machen, weder des, das oben im Himmel, noch des, das
unten auf Erden, oder des, das im Wasser unter der Erde
ist.
5
Bete sie nicht an und diene ihnen nicht. Denn ich, der
HERR, dein Gott, bin ein eifriger Gott, der da heimsucht
der Väter Missetat an den Kindern bis in das dritte und
vierte Glied, die mich hassen;
6
und tue Barmherzigkeit an vielen Tausenden, die mich
liebhaben und meine Gebote halten.
7
Du sollst den Namen des HERRN, deines Gottes, nicht
mißbrauchen; denn der HERR wird den nicht ungestraft
lassen, der seinen Namen mißbraucht.
8
Gedenke des Sabbattags, daß Du ihn heiligest.
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9
Sechs Tage sollst du arbeiten und alle dein Dinge
beschicken;
10
aber am siebenten Tage ist der Sabbat des HERRN, deines
Gottes; da sollst du kein Werk tun noch dein Sohn noch
deine Tochter noch dein Knecht noch deine Magd noch
dein Vieh noch dein Fremdling, der in deinen Toren ist.
11
Denn in sechs Tagen hat der HERR Himmel und Erde
gemacht und das Meer und alles, was darinnen ist, und
ruhte am siebenten Tage. Darum segnete der HERR den
Sabbattag und heiligte ihn.
12
Du sollst deinen Vater und deine Mutter ehren, auf daß du
lange lebest in dem Lande, daß dir der HERR, dein Gott,
gibt.
13
Du sollst nicht töten.
14
Du sollst nicht ehebrechen.
15
Du sollst nicht stehlen.
16
Du sollst kein falsch Zeugnis reden wider deinen
Nächsten.
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17
Laß dich nicht gelüsten deines Nächsten Hauses. Laß dich
nicht gelüsten deines Nächsten Weibes, noch seines
Knechtes noch seiner Magd, noch seines Ochsen noch
seines Esels, noch alles, was dein Nächster hat.
EXODUS 20:3-17, Altes Testament
Les10 commandments
[ French ]
3
Tu n`auras pas d`autres dieux devant ma face.
4
Tu ne te feras point d`image taillée, ni de représentation
quelconque des choses qui sont en haut dans les cieux,
qui sont en bas sur la terre, et qui sont dans les eaux plus
bas que la terre.
5
Tu ne te prosterneras point devant elles, et tu ne les
serviras point; car moi, l`Éternel, ton Dieu, je suis un Dieu
jaloux, qui punis l`iniquité des pères sur les enfants jusqu`à
la troisième et la quatrième génération de ceux qui me
haïssent,
6
et qui fais miséricorde jusqu`en mille générations à ceux
qui m`aiment et qui gardent mes commandements.
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7
Tu ne prendras point le nom de l`Éternel, ton Dieu, en
vain; car l`Éternel ne laissera point impuni celui qui
prendra son nom en vain.
8
Souviens-toi du jour du repos, pour le sanctifier.
9
Tu travailleras six jours, et tu feras tout ton ouvrage.
10
Mais le septième jour est le jour du repos de l`Éternel,
ton Dieu: tu ne feras aucun ouvrage, ni toi, ni ton fils, ni ta
fille, ni ton serviteur, ni ta servante, ni ton bétail, ni
l`étranger qui est dans tes portes.
11
Car en six jours l`Éternel a fait les cieux, la terre et la mer,
et tout ce qui y est contenu, et il s`est reposé le septième
jour: c`est pourquoi l`Éternel a béni le jour du repos et l`a
sanctifié.
12
Honore ton père et ta mère, afin que tes jours se
prolongent dans le pays que l`Éternel, ton Dieu, te donne.
13
Tu ne tueras point.
14
Tu ne commettras point d`adultère.
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15
Tu ne déroberas point.
16
Tu ne porteras point de faux témoignage contre ton
prochain.
17
Tu ne convoiteras point la maison de ton prochain; tu ne
convoiteras point la femme de ton prochain, ni son
serviteur, ni sa servante, ni son boeuf, ni son âne, ni
aucune chose qui appartienne à ton prochain.
EXODE 20:3-17
10 Commandments [ Spanish ]
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3
No tendrás dioses ajenos delante de mí.
4
No te harás imagen, ni ninguna semejanza de cosa que
esté arriba en el cielo, ni abajo en la tierra, ni en las aguas
debajo de la tierra:
5
No te inclinarás á ellas, ni las honrarás; porque yo soy
Jehová tu Dios, fuerte, celoso, que visito la maldad de los
padres sobre los hijos, sobre los terceros y sobre los
cuartos, á los que me aborrecen,
6
Y que hago misericordia en millares á los que me aman, y
guardan mis mandamientos.
7
No tomarás el nombre de Jehová tu Dios en vano; porque
no dará por inocente Jehová al que tomare su nombre en
vano.
8
Acordarte has del día del reposo, para santificarlo:
9
Seis días trabajarás, y harás toda tu obra;
10
Mas el séptimo día será reposo para Jehová tu Dios: no
hagas en él obra alguna, tú, ni tu hijo, ni tu hija, ni tu siervo,
ni tu criada, ni tu bestia, ni tu extranjero que está dentro
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de tus puertas:
11
Porque en seis días hizo Jehová los cielos y la tierra, la mar
y todas las cosas que en ellos hay, y reposó en el séptimo
día: por tanto Jehová bendijo el día del reposo y lo
santificó.
12
Honra á tu padre y á tu madre, porque tus días se
alarguen en la tierra que Jehová tu Dios te da.
13
No matarás.
14
No cometerás adulterio.
15
No hurtarás.
16
No hablarás contra tu prójimo falso testimonio.
17
No codiciarás la casa de tu prójimo, no codiciarás la mujer
de tu prójimo, ni su siervo, ni su criada, ni su buey, ni su
asno, ni cosa alguna de tu prójimo.
EXODO 20:3-17
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Preamble
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal
and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the
foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have
resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience
of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings
shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from
fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of
the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have
recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and
oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule
of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of
friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the
Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in
the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal
rights of men and women and have determined to promote
social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve,
in cooperation with the United Nations, the promotion of
universal respect for and observance of human rights and
fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and
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freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization
of this pledge,
Now, therefore,
The General Assembly,
Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a
common standard of achievement for all peoples and all
nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of
society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive
by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights
and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and
international, to secure their universal and effective
recognition and observance, both among the peoples of
Member States themselves and among the peoples of
territories under their jurisdiction.
Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act
towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in
this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race,
colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion,
national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the
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political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or
territory to which a person belongs, whether it be
independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other
limitation of sovereignty.
Article 3
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 4
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the
slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Article 5
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person
before the law.
Article 7
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any
discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled
to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of
this Declaration and against any incitement to such
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discrimination.
Article 8
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the
competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental
rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
Article 9
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or
exile.
Article 10
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing
by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination
of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against
him.
Article 11
1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to
be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to
law in a public trial at which he has had all the
guarantees necessary for his defence.
2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on
account of any act or omission which did not
constitute a penal offence, under national or
international law, at the time when it was committed.
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Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one
that was applicable at the time the penal offence was
committed.
Article 12
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his
privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon
his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the
protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Article 13
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and
residence within the borders of each State.
2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including
his own, and to return to his country.
Article 14
1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other
countries asylum from persecution.
2. This right may not be invoked in the case of
prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes
or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of
the United Nations.
Article 15
1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.
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2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality
nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Article 16
1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due
to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry
and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights
as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and
full consent of the intending spouses.
3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of
society and is entitled to protection by society and the
State.
Article 17
1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well
as in association with others.
2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and
religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or
belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others
and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in
teaching, practice, worship and observance.
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Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression;
this right includes freedom to hold opinions without
interference and to seek, receive and impart information and
ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Article 20
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly
and association.
2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
Article 21
1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government
of his country, directly or through freely chosen
representatives.
2. Everyone has the right to equal access to public service
in his country.
3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the
authority of government; this will shall be expressed in
periodic and genuine elections which shall be by
universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret
vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
Article 22
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social
security and is entitled to realization, through national effort
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and international co-operation and in accordance with the
organization and resources of each State, of the economic,
social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the
free development of his personality.
Article 23
1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of
employment, to just and favourable conditions of work
and to protection against unemployment.
2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to
equal pay for equal work.
3. Everyone who works has the right to just and
favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his
family an existence worthy of human dignity, and
supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social
protection.
4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions
for the protection of his interests.
Article 24
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable
limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Article 25
1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate
for the health and well-being of himself and of his
family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care
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and necessary social services, and the right to security
in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability,
widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in
circumstances beyond his control.
2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care
and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of
wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be
free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages.
Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical
and professional education shall be made generally
available and higher education shall be equally
accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of
the human personality and to the strengthening of
respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It
shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship
among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall
further the activities of the United Nations for the
maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of
education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the
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cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to
share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral
and material interests resulting from any scientific,
literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Article 28
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in
which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can
be fully realized.
Article 29
1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone
the free and full development of his personality is
possible.
2. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone
shall be subject only to such limitations as are
determined by law solely for the purpose of securing
due recognition and respect for the rights and
freedoms of others and of meeting the just
requirements of morality, public order and the general
welfare in a democratic society.
3. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised
contrary to the purposes and principles of the United
Nations.
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Article 30
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for
any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity
or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the
rights and freedoms set forth herein.
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for the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights in
many other languages.
Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos
Adoptada y proclamada por la Asamblea General en su
resolución 217 A (III), de 10 de diciembre de 1948
Preámbulo
Considerando que la libertad, la justicia y la paz en el mundo
tienen por base el reconocimiento de la dignidad intrínseca y
de los derechos iguales e inalienables de todos los miembros
de la familia humana,
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Considerando que el desconocimiento y el menosprecio de
los derechos humanos han originado actos de barbarie
ultrajantes para la conciencia de la humanidad; y que se ha
proclamado, como la aspiración más elevada del hombre, el
advenimiento de un mundo en que los seres humanos,
liberados del temor y de la miseria, disfruten de la libertad de
palabra y de la libertad de creencias,
Considerando esencial que los derechos humanos sean
protegidos por un régimen de Derecho, a fin de que el hombre
no se vea compelido al supremo recurso de la rebelión contra
la tiranía y la opresión,
Considerando también esencial promover el desarrollo de
relaciones amistosas entre las naciones,
Considerando que los pueblos de las Naciones Unidas han
reafirmado en la Carta su fe en los derechos fundamentales
del hombre, en la dignidad y el valor de la persona humana y
en la igualdad de derechos de hombres y mujeres; y se han
declarado resueltos a promover el progreso social y a elevar el
nivel de vida dentro de un concepto más amplio de la libertad,
Considerando que los Estados Miembros se han
comprometido a asegurar, en cooperación con la Organización
de las Naciones Unidas, el respeto universal y efectivo a los
derechos y libertades fundamentales del hombre, y
Considerando que una concepción común de estos derechos
y libertades es de la mayor importancia para el pleno
cumplimiento de dicho compromiso,
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La Asamblea General
Proclama la presente Declaración Universal de Derechos
Humanos como ideal común por el que todos los pueblos y
naciones deben esforzarse, a fin de que tanto los individuos
como las instituciones, inspirándose constantemente en ella,
promuevan, mediante la enseñanza y la educación, el respeto a
estos derechos y libertades, y aseguren, por medidas
progresivas de carácter nacional e internacional, su
reconocimiento y aplicación universales y efectivos, tanto
entre los pueblos de los Estados Miembros como entre los de
los territorios colocados bajo su jurisdicción.
Artículo 1
Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y
derechos y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben
comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.
Artículo 2
Toda persona tiene los derechos y libertades proclamados en
esta Declaración, sin distinción alguna de raza, color, sexo,
idioma, religión, opinión política o de cualquier otra índole,
origen nacional o social, posición económica, nacimiento o
cualquier otra condición.
Además, no se hará distinción alguna fundada en la condición
política, jurídica o internacional del país o territorio de cuya
jurisdicción dependa una persona, tanto si se trata de un país
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independiente, como de un territorio bajo administración
fiduciaria, no autónomo o sometido a cualquier otra limitación
de soberanía.
Artículo 3
Todo individuo tiene derecho a la vida, a la libertad y a la
seguridad de su persona.
Artículo 4
Nadie estará sometido a esclavitud ni a servidumbre; la
esclavitud y la trata de esclavos están prohibidas en todas sus
formas.
Artículo 5
Nadie será sometido a torturas ni a penas o tratos crueles,
inhumanos o degradantes.
Artículo 6
Todo ser humano tiene derecho, en todas partes, al
reconocimiento de su personalidad jurídica.
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Artículo 7
Todos son iguales ante la ley y tienen, sin distinción, derecho a
igual protección de la ley. Todos tienen derecho a igual
protección contra toda discriminación que infrinja esta
Declaración y contra toda provocación a tal discriminación.
Artículo 8
Toda persona tiene derecho a un recurso efectivo, ante los
tribunales nacionales competentes, que la ampare contra actos
que violen sus derechos fundamentales reconocidos por la
constitución o por la ley.
Artículo 9
Nadie podrá ser arbitrariamente detenido, preso ni
desterrado.
Artículo 10
Toda persona tiene derecho, en condiciones de plena igualdad,
a ser oída públicamente y con justicia por un tribunal
independiente e imparcial, para la determinación de sus
derechos y obligaciones o para el examen de cualquier
acusación contra ella en materia penal.
Artículo 11
1. Toda persona acusada de delito tiene derecho a que se
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presuma su inocencia mientras no se pruebe su
culpabilidad, conforme a la ley y en juicio público en el
que se le hayan asegurado todas las garantías necesarias
para su defensa.
2. Nadie será condenado por actos u omisiones que en el
momento de cometerse no fueron delictivos según el
Derecho nacional o internacional. Tampoco se
impondrá pena más grave que la aplicable en el
momento de la comisión del delito.
Artículo 12
Nadie será objeto de injerencias arbitrarias en su vida privada,
su familia, su domicilio o su correspondencia, ni de ataques a
su honra o a su reputación. Toda persona tiene derecho a la
protección de la ley contra tales injerencias o ataques.
Artículo 13
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a circular libremente y a
elegir su residencia en el territorio de un Estado.
2. Toda persona tiene derecho a salir de cualquier país,
incluso el propio, y a regresar a su país.
Artículo 14
1. En caso de persecución, toda persona tiene derecho a
buscar asilo, y a disfrutar de él, en cualquier país.
2. Este derecho no podrá ser invocado contra una acción
judicial realmente originada por delitos comunes o por
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actos opuestos a los propósitos y principios de las
Naciones Unidas.
Artículo 15
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a una nacionalidad.
2. A nadie se privará arbitrariamente de su nacionalidad ni
del derecho a cambiar de nacionalidad.
Artículo 16
1. Los hombres y las mujeres, a partir de la edad núbil,
tienen derecho, sin restricción alguna por motivos de
raza, nacionalidad o religión, a casarse y fundar una
familia; y disfrutarán de iguales derechos en cuanto al
matrimonio, durante el matrimonio y en caso de
disolución del matrimonio.
2. Sólo mediante libre y pleno consentimiento de los
futuros esposos podrá contraerse el matrimonio.
3. La familia es el elemento natural y fundamental de la
sociedad y tiene derecho a la protección de la sociedad
y del Estado.
Artículo 17
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a la propiedad, individual y
colectivamente.
2. Nadie será privado arbitrariamente de su propiedad.
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Artículo 18
Toda persona tiene derecho a la libertad de pensamiento, de
conciencia y de religión; este derecho incluye la libertad de
cambiar de religión o de creencia, así como la libertad de
manifestar su religión o su creencia, individual y
colectivamente, tanto en público como en privado, por la
enseñanza, la práctica, el culto y la observancia.
Artículo 19
Todo individuo tiene derecho a la libertad de opinión y de
expresión; este derecho incluye el no ser molestado a causa
de sus opiniones, el de investigar y recibir informaciones y
opiniones, y el de difundirlas, sin limitación de fronteras, por
cualquier medio de expresión.
Artículo 20
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a la libertad de reunión y
de asociación pacíficas.
2. Nadie podrá ser obligado a pertenecer a una
asociación.
Artículo 21
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a participar en el gobierno
de su país, directamente o por medio de
representantes libremente escogidos.
2. Toda persona tiene el derecho de acceso, en
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condiciones de igualdad, a las funciones públicas de su
país.
3. La voluntad del pueblo es la base de la autoridad del
poder público; esta voluntad se expresará mediante
elecciones auténticas que habrán de celebrarse
periódicamente, por sufragio universal e igual y por
voto secreto u otro procedimiento equivalente que
garantice la libertad del voto.
Artículo 22
Toda persona, como miembro de la sociedad, tiene derecho a
la seguridad social, y a obtener, mediante el esfuerzo nacional y
la cooperación internacional, habida cuenta de la organización
y los recursos de cada Estado, la satisfacción de los derechos
económicos, sociales y culturales, indispensables a su dignidad
y al libre desarrollo de su personalidad.
Artículo 23
1. Toda persona tiene derecho al trabajo, a la libre
elección de su trabajo, a condiciones equitativas y
satisfactorias de trabajo y a la protección contra el
desempleo.
2. Toda persona tiene derecho, sin discriminación alguna, a
igual salario por trabajo igual.
3. Toda persona que trabaja tiene derecho a una
remuneración equitativa y satisfactoria, que le asegure,
así como a su familia, una existencia conforme a la
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dignidad humana y que será completada, en caso
necesario, por cualesquiera otros medios de protección
social.
4. Toda persona tiene derecho a fundar sindicatos y a
sindicarse para la defensa de sus intereses.
Artículo 24
Toda persona tiene derecho al descanso, al disfrute del tiempo
libre, a una limitación razonable de la duración del trabajo y a
vacaciones periódicas pagadas.
Artículo 25
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a un nivel de vida
adecuado que le asegure, así como a su familia, la salud
y el bienestar, y en especial la alimentación, el vestido, la
vivienda, la asistencia médica y los servicios sociales
necesarios; tiene asimismo derecho a los seguros en
caso de desempleo, enfermedad, invalidez, viudez, vejez
y otros casos de pérdida de sus medios de subsistencia
por circunstancias independientes de su voluntad.
2. La maternidad y la infancia tienen derecho a cuidados y
asistencia especiales. Todos los niños, nacidos de
matrimonio o fuera de matrimonio, tienen derecho a
igual protección social.
Artículo 26
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a la educación. La
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educación debe ser gratuita, al menos en lo
concerniente a la instrucción elemental y fundamental.
La instrucción elemental será obligatoria. La instrucción
técnica y profesional habrá de ser generalizada; el
acceso a los estudios superiores será igual para todos,
en función de los méritos respectivos.
2. La educación tendrá por objeto el pleno desarrollo de
la personalidad humana y el fortalecimiento del respeto
a los derechos humanos y a las libertades
fundamentales; favorecerá la comprensión, la tolerancia
y la amistad entre todas las naciones y todos los grupos
étnicos o religiosos; y promoverá el desarrollo de las
actividades de las Naciones Unidas para el
mantenimiento de la paz.
3. Los padres tendrán derecho preferente a escoger el
tipo de educación que habrá de darse a sus hijos.
Artículo 27
1. Toda persona tiene derecho a tomar parte libremente
en la vida cultural de la comunidad, a gozar de las artes
y a participar en el progreso científico y en los
beneficios que de él resulten.
2. Toda persona tiene derecho a la protección de los
intereses morales y materiales que le correspondan
por razón de las producciones científicas, literarias o
artísticas de que sea autora.
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Artículo 28
Toda persona tiene derecho a que se establezca un orden
social e internacional en el que los derechos y libertades
proclamados en esta Declaración se hagan plenamente
efectivos.
Artículo 29
1. Toda persona tiene deberes respecto a la comunidad,
puesto que sólo en ella puede desarrollar libre y
plenamente su personalidad.
2. En el ejercicio de sus derechos y en el disfrute de sus
libertades, toda persona estará solamente sujeta a las
limitaciones establecidas por la ley con el único fin de
asegurar el reconocimiento y el respeto de los
derechos y libertades de los demás, y de satisfacer las
justas exigencias de la moral, del orden público y del
bienestar general en una sociedad democrática.
3. Estos derechos y libertades no podrán en ningún caso
ser ejercidos en oposición a los propósitos y principios
de las Naciones Unidas.
Artículo 30
Nada en la presente Declaración podrá interpretarse en el
sentido de que confiere derecho alguno al Estado, a un grupo
o a una persona, para emprender y desarrollar actividades o
realizar actos tendientes a la supresión de cualquiera de los
derechos y libertades proclamados en esta Declaración.
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Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme
Préambule
Considérant que la reconnaissance de la dignité inhérente à
tous les membres de la famille humaine et de leurs droits
égaux et inaliénables constitue le fondement de la liberté, de la
justice et de la paix dans le monde,
Considérant que la méconnaissance et le mépris des droits de
l'homme ont conduit à des actes de barbarie qui révoltent la
conscience de l'humanité et que l'avènement d'un monde où
les êtres humains seront libres de parler et de croire, libérés
de la terreur et de la misère, a été proclamé comme la plus
haute aspiration de l'homme,
Considérant qu'il est essentiel que les droits de l'homme
soient protégés par un régime de droit pour que l'homme ne
soit pas contraint, en suprême recours, à la révolte contre la
tyrannie et l'oppression,
Considérant qu'il est essentiel d'encourager le développement
de relations amicales entre nations,
Considérant que dans la Charte les peuples des Nations Unies
ont proclamé à nouveau leur foi dans les droits fondamentaux
de l'homme, dans la dignité et la valeur de la personne
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humaine, dans l'égalité des droits des hommes et des femmes,
et qu'ils se sont déclarés résolus à favoriser le progrès social
et à instaurer de meilleures conditions de vie dans une liberté
plus grande,
Considérant que les Etats Membres se sont engagés à assurer,
en coopération avec l'Organisation des Nations Unies, le
respect universel et effectif des droits de l'homme et des
libertés fondamentales,
Considérant qu'une conception commune de ces droits et
libertés est de la plus haute importance pour remplir
pleinement cet engagement,
L'Assemblée générale
Proclame la présente Déclaration universelle des droits de
l'homme comme l'idéal commun à atteindre par tous les
peuples et toutes les nations afin que tous les individus et tous
les organes de la société, ayant cette Déclaration constamment
à l'esprit, s'efforcent, par l'enseignement et l'éducation, de
développer le respect de ces droits et libertés et d'en assurer,
par des mesures progressives d'ordre national et international,
la reconnaissance et l'application universelles et effectives, tant
parmi les populations des Etats Membres eux-mêmes que
parmi celles des territoires placés sous leur juridiction.
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Article premier
Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en
droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de conscience et doivent
agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit de fraternité.
Article 2
Chacun peut se prévaloir de tous les droits et de toutes les
libertés proclamés dans la présente Déclaration, sans
distinction aucune, notamment de race, de couleur, de sexe, de
langue, de religion, d'opinion politique ou de toute autre
opinion, d'origine nationale ou sociale, de fortune, de naissance
ou de toute autre situation.
De plus, il ne sera fait aucune distinction fondée sur le statut
politique, juridique ou international du pays ou du territoire
dont une personne est ressortissante, que ce pays ou
territoire soit indépendant, sous tutelle, non autonome ou
soumis à une limitation quelconque de souveraineté.
Article 3
Tout individu a droit à la vie, à la liberté et à la sûreté de sa
personne.
Article 4
Nul ne sera tenu en esclavage ni en servitude; l'esclavage et la
traite des esclaves sont interdits sous toutes leurs formes.
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Article 5
Nul ne sera soumis à la torture, ni à des peines ou traitements
cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Article 6
Chacun a le droit à la reconnaissance en tous lieux de sa
personnalité juridique.
Article 7
Tous sont égaux devant la loi et ont droit sans distinction à
une égale protection de la loi. Tous ont droit à une protection
égale contre toute discrimination qui violerait la présente
Déclaration et contre toute provocation à une telle
discrimination.
Article 8
Toute personne a droit à un recours effectif devant les
juridictions nationales compétentes contre les actes violant les
droits fondamentaux qui lui sont reconnus par la constitution
ou par la loi.
Article 9
Nul ne peut être arbitrairement arrêté, détenu ni exilé.
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Article 10
Toute personne a droit, en pleine égalité, à ce que sa cause soit
entendue équitablement et publiquement par un tribunal
indépendant et impartial, qui décidera, soit de ses droits et
obligations, soit du bien-fondé de toute accusation en matière
pénale dirigée contre elle.
Article 11
1. Toute personne accusée d'un acte délictueux est
présumée innocente jusqu'à ce que sa culpabilité ait été
légalement établie au cours d'un procès public où
toutes les garanties nécessaires à sa défense lui auront
été assurées.
2. Nul ne sera condamné pour des actions ou omissions
qui, au moment où elles ont été commises, ne
constituaient pas un acte délictueux d'après le droit
national ou international. De même, il ne sera infligé
aucune peine plus forte que celle qui était applicable au
moment où l'acte délictueux a été commis.
Article 12
Nul ne sera l'objet d'immixtions arbitraires dans sa vie privée,
sa famille, son domicile ou sa correspondance, ni d'atteintes à
son honneur et à sa réputation. Toute personne a droit à la
protection de la loi contre de telles immixtions ou de telles
atteintes.
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Article 13
1. Toute personne a le droit de circuler librement et de
choisir sa résidence à l'intérieur d'un Etat.
2. Toute personne a le droit de quitter tout pays, y
compris le sien, et de revenir dans son pays.
Article 14
1. Devant la persécution, toute personne a le droit de
chercher asile et de bénéficier de l'asile en d'autres
pays.
2. Ce droit ne peut être invoqué dans le cas de
poursuites réellement fondées sur un crime de droit
commun ou sur des agissements contraires aux buts et
aux principes des Nations Unies.
Article 15
1. Tout individu a droit à une nationalité.
2. Nul ne peut être arbitrairement privé de sa nationalité,
ni du droit de changer de nationalité.
Article 16
1. A partir de l'âge nubile, l'homme et la femme, sans
aucune restriction quant à la race, la nationalité ou la
religion, ont le droit de se marier et de fonder une
famille. Ils ont des droits égaux au regard du mariage,
durant le mariage et lors de sa dissolution.
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2. Le mariage ne peut être conclu qu'avec le libre et plein
consentement des futurs époux.
3. La famille est l'élément naturel et fondamental de la
société et a droit à la protection de la société et de
l'Etat.
Article 17
1. Toute personne, aussi bien seule qu'en collectivité, a
droit à la propriété.
2. Nul ne peut être arbitrairement privé de sa propriété
Article 18
Toute personne a droit à la liberté de pensée, de conscience et
de religion; ce droit implique la liberté de changer de religion
ou de conviction ainsi que la liberté de manifester sa religion
ou sa conviction, seule ou en commun, tant en public qu'en
privé, par l'enseignement, les pratiques, le culte et
l'accomplissement des rites.
Article 19
Tout individu a droit à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, ce
qui implique le droit de ne pas être inquiété pour ses opinions
et celui de chercher, de recevoir et de répandre, sans
considérations de frontières, les informations et les idées par
quelque moyen d'expression que ce soit.
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Article 20
1. Toute personne a droit à la liberté de réunion et
d'association pacifiques.
2. Nul ne peut être obligé de faire partie d'une
association.
Article 21
1. Toute personne a le droit de prendre part à la
direction des affaires publiques de son pays, soit
directement, soit par l'intermédiaire de représentants
librement choisis.
2. Toute personne a droit à accéder, dans des conditions
d'égalité, aux fonctions publiques de son pays.
3. La volonté du peuple est le fondement de l'autorité des
pouvoirs publics; cette volonté doit s'exprimer par des
élections honnêtes qui doivent avoir lieu
périodiquement, au suffrage universel égal et au vote
secret ou suivant une procédure équivalente assurant la
liberté du vote.
Article 22
Toute personne, en tant que membre de la société, a droit à la
sécurité sociale; elle est fondée à obtenir la satisfaction des
droits économiques, sociaux et culturels indispensables à sa
dignité et au libre développement de sa personnalité, grâce à
l'effort national et à la coopération internationale, compte
tenu de l'organisation et des ressources de chaque pays.
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Article 23
1. Toute personne a droit au travail, au libre choix de son
travail, à des conditions équitables et satisfaisantes de
travail et à la protection contre le chômage.
2. Tous ont droit, sans aucune discrimination, à un salaire
égal pour un travail égal
3. Quiconque travaille a droit à une rémunération
équitable et satisfaisante lui assurant ainsi qu'à sa famille
une existence conforme à la dignité humaine et
complétée, s'il y a lieu, par tous autres moyens de
protection sociale.
4. Toute personne a le droit de fonder avec d'autres des
syndicats et de s'affilier à des syndicats pour la défense
de ses intérêts.
Article 24
Toute personne a droit au repos et aux loisirs et notamment à
une limitation raisonnable de la durée du travail et à des
congés payés périodiques.
Article 25
1. Toute personne a droit à un niveau de vie suffisant
pour assurer sa santé, son bien-être et ceux de sa
famille, notamment pour l'alimentation, l'habillement, le
logement, les soins médicaux ainsi que pour les
services sociaux nécessaires; elle a droit à la sécurité en
cas de chômage, de maladie, d'invalidité, de veuvage, de
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vieillesse ou dans les autres cas de perte de ses moyens
de subsistance par suite de circonstances
indépendantes de sa volonté.
2. La maternité et l'enfance ont droit à une aide et à une
assistance spéciales. Tous les enfants, qu'ils soient nés
dans le mariage ou hors mariage, jouissent de la même
protection sociale.
Article 26
1. Toute personne a droit à l'éducation. L'éducation doit
être gratuite, au moins en ce qui concerne
l'enseignement élémentaire et fondamental.
L'enseignement élémentaire est obligatoire.
L'enseignement technique et professionnel doit être
généralisé; l'accès aux études supérieures doit être
ouvert en pleine égalité à tous en fonction de leur
mérite.
2. L'éducation doit viser au plein épanouissement de la
personnalité humaine et au renforcement du respect
des droits de l'homme et des libertés fondamentales.
Elle doit favoriser la compréhension, la tolérance et
l'amitié entre toutes les nations et tous les groupes
raciaux ou religieux, ainsi que le développement des
activités des Nations Unies pour le maintien de la paix.
3. Les parents ont, par priorité, le droit de choisir le genre
d'éducation à donner à leurs enfants.
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Article 27
1. Toute personne a le droit de prendre part librement à
la vie culturelle de la communauté, de jouir des arts et
de participer au progrès scientifique et aux bienfaits qui
en résultent
2. Chacun a droit à la protection des intérêts moraux et
matériels découlant de toute production scientifique,
littéraire ou artistique dont il est l'auteur.
Article 28
Toute personne a droit à ce que règne, sur le plan social et sur
le plan international, un ordre tel que les droits et libertés
énoncés dans la présente Déclaration puissent y trouver plein
effet.
Article 29
1. L'individu a des devoirs envers la communauté dans
laquelle seul le libre et plein développement de sa
personnalité est possible.
2. Dans l'exercice de ses droits et dans la jouissance de
ses libertés, chacun n'est soumis qu'aux limitations
établies par la loi exclusivement en vue d'assurer la
reconnaissance et le respect des droits et libertés
d'autrui et afin de satisfaire aux justes exigences de la
morale, de l'ordre public et du bien-être général dans
une société démocratique.
3. Ces droits et libertés ne pourront, en aucun cas,
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s'exercer contrairement aux buts et aux principes des
Nations Unies.
Article 30
Aucune disposition de la présente Déclaration ne peut être
interprétée comme impliquant, pour un Etat, un groupement
ou un individu, un droit quelconque de se livrer à une activité
ou d'accomplir un acte visant à la destruction des droits et
libertés qui y sont énoncés.
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Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte
Resolution 217 A (III) vom 10.12.1948
Präambel
Da die Anerkennung der angeborenen Würde und der gleichen
und unveräußerlichen Rechte aller Mitglieder der
Gemeinschaft der Menschen die Grundlage von Freiheit,
Gerechtigkeit und Frieden in der Welt bildet,
da die Nichtanerkennung und Verachtung der Menschenrechte
zu Akten der Barbarei geführt haben, die das Gewissen der
Menschheit mit Empörung erfüllen, und da verkündet worden
ist, daß einer Welt, in der die Menschen Rede- und
Glaubensfreiheit und Freiheit von Furcht und Not genießen,
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das höchste Streben des Menschen gilt,
da es notwendig ist, die Menschenrechte durch die Herrschaft
des Rechtes zu schützen, damit der Mensch nicht gezwungen
wird, als letztes Mittel zum Aufstand gegen Tyrannei und
Unterdrückung zu greifen,
da es notwendig ist, die Entwicklung freundschaftlicher
Beziehungen zwischen den Nationen zu fördern,
da die Völker der Vereinten Nationen in der Charta ihren
Glauben an die grundlegenden Menschenrechte, an die Würde
und den Wert der menschlichen Person und an die
Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau erneut bekräftigt und
beschlossen haben, den sozialen Forschritt und bessere
Lebensbedingungen in größerer Freiheit zu fördern,
da die Mitgliedstaaten sich verpflichtet haben, in
Zusammenarbeit mit den Vereinten Nationen auf die
allgemeine Achtung und Einhaltung der Menschenrechte und
Grundfreiheiten hinzuwirken,
da ein gemeinsames Verständnis dieser Rechte und Freiheiten
von größter Wichtigkeit für die volle Erfüllung dieser
Verpflichtung ist,
verkündet die Generalversammlung
diese Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte als das von
allen Völkern und Nationen zu erreichende gemeinsame Ideal,
damit jeder einzelne und alle Organe der Gesellschaft sich
diese Erklärung stets gegenwärtig halten und sich bemühen,
durch Unterricht und Erziehung die Achtung vor diesen
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Rechten und Freiheiten zu fördern und durch fortschreitende
nationale und internationale Maßnahmen ihre allgemeine und
tatsächliche Anerkennung und Einhaltung durch die
Bevölkerung der Mitgliedstaaten selbst wie auch durch die
Bevölkerung der ihrer Hoheitsgewalt unterstehenden Gebiete
zu gewährleisten.
Artikel 1
Alle Menschen sind frei und gleich an Würde und Rechten
geboren. Sie sind mit Vernunft und Gewissen begabt und sollen
einander im Geist der Brüderlichkeit begegnen.
Artikel 2
Jeder hat Anspruch auf die in dieser Erklärung verkündeten
Rechte und Freiheiten ohne irgendeinen Unterschied, etwa
nach Rasse, Hautfarbe, Geschlecht, Sprache, Religion,
politischer oder sonstiger Überzeugung, nationaler oder
sozialer Herkunft, Vermögen, Geburt oder sonstigem Stand.
Des weiteren darf kein Unterschied gemacht werden auf
Grund der politischen, rechtlichen oder internationalen
Stellung des Landes oder Gebiets, dem eine Person angehört,
gleichgültig ob dieses unabhängig ist, unter Treuhandschaft
steht, keine Selbstregierung besitzt oder sonst in seiner
Souveränität eingeschränkt ist.
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Artikel 3
Jeder hat das Recht auf Leben, Freiheit und Sicherheit der
Person.
Artikel 4
Niemand darf in Sklaverei oder Leibeigenschaft gehalten
werden; Sklaverei und Sklavenhandel sind in allen ihren Formen
verboten.
Artikel 5
Niemand darf der Folter oder grausamer, unmenschlicher oder
erniedrigender Behandlung oder Strafe unterworfen werden.
Artikel 6
Jeder hat das Recht, überall als rechtsfähig anerkannt zu
werden.
Artikel 7
Alle Menschen sind vor dem Gesetz gleich und haben ohne
Unterschied Anspruch auf gleichen Schutz durch das Gesetz.
Alle haben Anspruch auf gleichen Schutz gegen jede
Diskriminierung, die gegen diese Erklärung verstößt, und gegen
jede Aufhetzung zu einer derartigen Diskriminierung.
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Artikel 8
Jeder hat Anspruch auf einen wirksamen Rechtsbehelf bei den
zuständigen innerstaatlichen Gerichten gegen Handlungen,
durch die seine ihm nach der Verfassung oder nach dem
Gesetz zustehenen Grundrechte verletzt werden.
Artikel 9
Niemand darf willkürlich festgenommen, in Haft gehalten oder
des Landes verwiesen werden.
Artikel 10
Jeder hat bei der Feststellung seiner Rechte und Pflichten
sowie bei einer gegen ihn erhobenen strafrechtlichen
Beschuldigung in voller Gleichheit Anspruch auf ein gerechtes
und öffentliches Verfahren vor einem unabhängigen und
unparteiischen Gericht.
Artikel 11
1. Jeder, der wegen einer strafbaren Handlung beschuldigt
wird, hat das Recht, als unschuldig zu gelten, solange
seine Schuld nicht in einem öffentlichen Verfahren, in
dem er alle für seine Verteidigung notwendigen
Garantien gehabt hat, gemäß dem Gesetz nachgewiesen
ist.
2. Niemand darf wegen einer Handlung oder
Unterlassung verurteilt werden, die zur Zeit ihrer
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Begehung nach innerstaatlichem oder internationalem
Recht nicht strafbar war. Ebenso darf keine schwerere
Strafe als die zum Zeitpunkt der Begehung der
strafbaren Handlung angedrohte Strafe verhängt
werden.
Artikel 12
Niemand darf willkürlichen Eingriffen in sein Privatleben, seine
Familie, seine Wohnung und seinen Schriftverkehr oder
Beeinträchtigungen seiner Ehre und seines Rufes ausgesetzt
werden. Jeder hat Anspruch auf rechtlichen Schutz gegen
solche Eingriffe oder Beeinträchtigungen.
Artikel 13
1. Jeder hat das Recht, sich innerhalb eines Staates frei zu
bewegen und seinen Aufenthaltsort frei zu wählen.
2. Jeder hat das Recht, jedes Land, einschließlich seines
eigenen, zu verlassen und in sein Land zurückzukehren.
Artikel 14
1. Jeder hat das Recht, in anderen Ländern vor Verfolgung
Asyl zu suchen und zu genießen.
2. Dieses Recht kann nicht in Anspruch genommen
werden im Falle einer Strafverfolgung, die tatsächlich
auf Grund von Verbrechen nichtpolitischer Art oder auf
Grund von Handlungen erfolgt, die gegen die Ziele und
Grundsätze der Vereinten Nationen verstoßen.
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Artikel 15
1. Jeder hat das Recht auf eine Staatsangehörigkeit.
2. Niemandem darf seine Staatsangehörigkeit willkürlich
entzogen noch das Recht versagt werden, seine
Staatsanghörigkeit zu wechseln.
Artikel 16
1. Heiratsfähige Frauen und Männer haben ohne
Beschränkung auf Grund der Rasse, der
Staatsangehörigkeit oder der Religion das Recht zu
heiraten und eine Familie zu gründen. Sie haben bei der
Eheschließung, während der Ehe und bei deren
Auflösung gleiche Rechte.
2. Eine Ehe darf nur bei freier und uneingeschränkter
Willenseinigung der künftigen Ehegatten geschlossen
werden.
3. Die Familie ist die natürliche Grundeinheit der
Gesellschaft und hat Anspruch auf Schutz durch
Gesellschaft und Staat.
Artikel 17
1. Jeder hat das Recht, sowohl allein als auch in
Gemeinschaft mit anderen Eigentum innezuhaben.
2. Niemand darf willkürlich seines Eigentums beraubt
werden.
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Artikel 18
Jeder hat das Recht auf Gedanken-, Gewissens- und
Religionsfreiheit; dieses Recht schließt die Freiheit ein, seine
Religion oder Überzeugung zu wechseln, sowie die Freiheit,
seine Religion oder Weltanschauung allein oder in
Gemeinschaft mit anderen, öffentlich oder privat durch Lehre,
Ausübung, Gottesdienst und Kulthandlungen zu bekennen.
Artikel 19
Jeder hat das Recht auf Meinungsfreiheit und freie
Meinungsäußerung; dieses Recht schließt die Freiheit ein,
Meinungen ungehindert anzuhängen sowie über Medien jeder
Art und ohne Rücksicht auf Grenzen Informationen und
Gedankengut zu suchen, zu empfangen und zu verbreiten.
Artikel 20
1. Alle Menschen haben das Recht, sich friedlich zu
versammeln und zu Vereinigungen
zusammenzuschließen.
2. Niemand darf gezwungen werden, einer Vereinigung
anzugehören.
Artikel 21
1. Jeder hat das Recht, an der Gestaltung der öffentlichen
Angelegenheiten seines Landes unmittelbar oder durch
frei gewählte Vertreter mitzuwirken.
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2. Jeder hat das Recht auf gleichen Zugang zu öffentlichen
Ämtern in seinem Lande.
3. Der Wille des Volkes bildet die Grundlage für die
Autorität der öffentlichen Gewalt; dieser Wille muß
durch regelmäßige, unverfälschte, allgemeine und
gleiche Wahlen mit geheimer Stimmabgabe oder in
einem gleichwertigen freien Wahlverfahren zum
Ausdruck kommen.
Artikel 22
Jeder hat als Mitglied der Gesellschaft das Recht auf soziale
Sicherheit und Anspruch darauf, durch innerstaatliche
Maßnahmen und internationale Zusammenarbeit sowie unter
Berücksichtigung der Organisation und der Mittel jedes
Staates in den Genuß der wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und
kulturellen Rechte zu gelangen, die für seine Würde und die
freie Entwicklung seiner Persönlichkeit unentbehrlich sind.
Artikel 23
1. Jeder hat das Recht auf Arbeit, auf freie Berufswahl, auf
gerechte und befriedigende Arbeitsbedingungen sowie
auf Schutz vor Arbeitslosigkeit.
2. Jeder, ohne Unterschied, hat das Recht auf gleichen
Lohn für gleiche Arbeit.
3. Jeder, der arbeitet, hat das Recht auf gerechte und
befriedigende Entlohnung, die ihm und seiner Familie
eine der menschlichen Würde entsprechende Existenz
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sichert, gegebenenfalls ergänzt durch andere soziale
Schutzmaßnahmen.
4. Jeder hat das Recht, zum Schutz seiner Interessen
Gewerkschaften zu bilden und solchen beizutreten.
Artikel 24
Jeder hat das Recht auf Erholung und Freizeit und
insbesondere auf eine vernünftige Begrenzung der Arbeitszeit
und regelmäßigen bezahlten Urlaub.
Artikel 25
1. Jeder hat das Recht auf einen Lebensstandard, der seine
und seiner Familie Gesundheit und Wohl gewährleistet,
einschließlich Nahrung, Kleidung, Wohnung, ärztliche
Versorgung und notwendige soziale Leistungen
gewährleistet sowie das Recht auf Sicherheit im Falle
von Arbeitslosigkeit, Krankheit, Invalidität oder
Verwitwung, im Alter sowie bei anderweitigem Verlust
seiner Unterhaltsmittel durch unverschuldete
Umstände.
2. Mütter und Kinder haben Anspruch auf besondere
Fürsorge und Unterstützung. Alle Kinder, eheliche wie
außereheliche, genießen den gleichen sozialen Schutz.
Artikel 26
1. Jeder hat das Recht auf Bildung. Die Bildung ist
unentgeltlich, zum mindesten der Grundschulunterricht
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und die grundlegende Bildung. Der
Grundschulunterricht ist obligatorisch. Fach- und
Berufsschulunterricht müssen allgemein verfügbar
gemacht werden, und der Hochschulunterricht muß
allen gleichermaßen entsprechend ihren Fähigkeiten
offenstehen.
2. Die Bildung muß auf die volle Entfaltung der
menschlichen Persönlichkeit und auf die Stärkung der
Achtung vor den Menschenrechten und
Grundfreiheiten gerichtet sein. Sie muß zu Verständnis,
Toleranz und Freundschaft zwischen allen Nationen
und allen rassischen oder religiösen Gruppen beitragen
und der Tätigkeit der Vereinten Nationen für die
Wahrung des Friedens förderlich sein.
3. Die Eltern haben ein vorrangiges Recht, die Art der
Bildung zu wählen, die ihren Kindern zuteil werden soll.
Artikel 27
1. Jeder hat das Recht, am kulturellen Leben der
Gemeinschaft frei teilzunehmen, sich an den Künsten zu
erfreuen und am wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt und
dessen Errungenschaften teilzuhaben.
2. Jeder hat das Recht auf Schutz der geistigen und
materiellen Interessen, die ihm als Urheber von Werken
der Wissenschaft, Literatur oder Kunst erwachsen.
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Artikel 28
Jeder hat Anspruch auf eine soziale und internationale
Ordnung, in der die in dieser Erklärung verkündeten Rechte
und Freiheiten voll verwirklicht werden können.
Artikel 29
1. Jeder hat Pflichten gegenüber der Gemeinschaft, in der
allein die freie und volle Entfaltung seiner Persönlichkeit
möglich ist.
2. Jeder ist bei der Ausübung seiner Rechte und
Freiheiten nur den Beschränkungen unterworfen, die
das Gesetz ausschließlich zu dem Zweck vorsieht, die
Anerkennung und Achtung der Rechte und Freiheiten
anderer zu sichern und den gerechten Anforderungen
der Moral, der öffentlichen Ordnung und des
allgemeinen Wohles in einer demokratischen
Gesellschaft zu genügen.
3. Diese Rechte und Freiheiten dürfen in keinem Fall im
Widerspruch zu den Zielen und Grundsätzen der
Vereinten Nationen ausgeübt werden.
Artikel 30
Keine Bestimmung dieser Erklärung darf dahin ausgelegt
werden, daß sie für einen Staat, eine Gruppe oder eine Person
irgendein Recht begründet, eine Tätigkeit auszuüben oder eine
Handlung zu begehen, welche die Beseitigung der in dieser
Erklärung verkündeten Rechte und Freiheiten zum Ziel hat.
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About the author and editor of this book:
Andreas Klamm, Journalist,
broadcast journalist and author
You will find a part of this information also on Wikipedia,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Klamm
Andreas Klamm, (born February 6, 1968 in Ludwigshafen) is
an French - German broadcast journalist, author, news
correspondent, reporter, editor, director, independent
television, radio, film producer since 1984.
He was a former student in nursing management in 2003 and
2004 with the Protestant University of Applied Science for
social and public health care in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He has
not continued to study because of special circumstances which
have taken the chances to study.
He is also of the founder of several international alternative
media associations, of three companies in Germany and in the
United Kingdom and of two international magazines. In 1986
he has founded British Newsflash Magazine est. 1986 and
in 2008 he has founded in association with Reverend Yawovi
Nyonata the international mission news magazine MJB
Mission NEWS, ISSN1999-8414, in Togo, West-Africa.
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He is also an investigative journalist and did after the arrest of
the "Junge Welt" (daily newspaper) correspondent and
journalist, Mrs. Heike Schrader, which got arrested in in
2007 at the airport Cologne - Bonn in Germany under the
suspicion of terrorism after she has published a book
about torture in Europe, a lot of research on the issues of
international terrorism, torture and war. Since 1984 he is
working both for commercial mass media and alternative
media.
His essay and special coverage about the arrest of the
journalist and news correspondent Mrs. Heike Schrader has
been nationwide recognized and published in many different
media throughout the country of Germany.
After he his has written to the German military council in the
German city of Neustadt (Germany) a petition in 1989 that he
wants not to participate any kind of war for Germany, he is
officially known and filed as a peace activist. For speaking out
his opinion about the German military while being in service
as a soldier and journalist he has got almost arrested by the
German Military Police in 1989. First after some peace talks
with soldiers he was free to go. These incidents have been filed
in the military records of the former soldier which is writing
and publishing articles as a journalist since 1984. In 1989 he
was associated in the city of Germersheim (Germany) with
the Student Mission Germany as known as Studenten Mission
Deutschland (SMD). He has stated: "I do know that war is
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clearly wrong." in 1989 caused by faith.
Since October 2006 the journalist and editor has published
about 8.000 articles in the German and English language.
Hundreds of articles which he has written have been published
in regional newspapers such as Tagespost and Morgenpost
in Speyer am Rhein and in other papers.
In the petition to the military council which he has written
after he has completed the entire forced service 15 months
labor as a soldier in the German Air Force the journalist has
made the statement that for reason of conscience, religion,
belief and faith he wants not to participate any kind of war for
the country of Germany.
The military council has refused to grant peace and therefore
the journalist could be forced to participate a war for
Germany against his will.
He has participated several times with the JVC Tokyo Video
Film Festival and has produced several television productions
in New York City, United States of America.
His first film production "Bad Bergzabern - Kurstadt mit Herz"
a documentation about a city in Germany got recognized in
1986 in the papers.
After his TV documentation "November 9, 1938 and
today" has been aired on public television he and some of
his co-producer have received threats including death threats.
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Since 1988 he is also engaged in the human rights movement
and known as social activist. He has produced radio programs
about refugees in 1988 and several times about torture. He is
taking a public stand against the death penalty and has signed
dozens petitions and has produced also television and radio
programs about people facing the death penalty. He is also
writing articles in co-operation with Jewish writers about the
history of Germany.
In June 2007 he has been in Germany working as a broadcast
journalist and news correspondent and covered stories about
the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany as one of about
4.700 accredited journalists. During the G8 summit he has
taken about 1.400 photographs.
In January 2008 he became the director of the United
Kingdom branch and the German branch of an international
mission.
Multicultural and international background
The journalist and author is a descendant of a French citizen
and former French Army officer, Mr. Haedi Sabaot, which has
been stationed in 1945 in Germany. His grandmother, Mrs.
Martha Kolacz has left for political reason and because of
persecution by people which have been influenced with the
Nazi doctrine in 1950 Germany for ever and has changed
her citizenship from the German citizenship into the
Australian citizenship.
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Since 1987 he is involved in an investigative search for his own
grandfather, the former French Army Officer, Mr. Haedi Sabaot.
About four years ago he was able to find the son of a close
friend to his grandfather which was also a French Army Officer.
The search for his grandfather is still ongoing. His grandfather
disappeared in 1945 after World War II.
In 1950 Mrs. Martha Kolacz which has been in love and
friendship with the French Army officer Mr. Haedi Sabaot
became in the city of Melbourne, in the state of
Victoria an Australian citizen and has married in Australia
another man, Mr. Joseph Kolacz from Poland, a former Security
Police Officer (SP) which was working for the Polish Devision
of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe in 1945.
Because of his multi-cultural family background he is in many
times "...not thinking as a German citizen but as an
international citizen or as an citizen of this world...", he stated
many times even on his radio and television programs.
His father, Manfred Klamm (born on April 10, 1944) a former
fire fighter has passed away on February 4, 2000 after a car
accident. His mother used to work in the medical field and for
a federal Government institution in Germany. He has one
older and one younger sister.
Since 1984 he is traveling to other countries, such as Belgium,
France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, England, United
Kingdom and the United States of America and seeking co-
operation for the radio and television productions with people
from many different countries.
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Andreas Klamm is able to speak and write the German and
English language. Besides this language skills he has taken
courses in French, Greek and Latin.
Since 2006 he lives and works both in London, United
Kingdom and in Germany.
3mnewswire.org - news wire
3mnewswire.org has been founded as an alternative news wire
service by Andreas Klamm, journalist and author in 1984 in
Ludwigshafen, Germany. The international alternative media is
providing news, photo, radio and television productions since
1984 in the English and German language. Since 1990 the
services are provided in the French and partial in the Spanish
language also. The publications and news releases issued by
3mnewswire.org can be found also with names which have
been in use until 2007 such as C.I.N. Newsflash international,
Pilgrim HRMA News Association, BGNM, info24news.
3mnewwire.org is also published as television program on
cable and internet television and radio program in the English
and German language. 3mnewswire.org is operated as an
alternative not for profit media in the sense that it is not a
commercial operated mass media.
1. 3mnewswire.org - news wire service, international
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Media project Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights
Reporter
The international media project Liberty and Peace NOW !
Human Rights Reporters / Medienprojekt "Die
Menschenrechts-Reporter" has been founded in December
2006. For covering stories about more then 150 serious cases
of abuses of the human rights the journalist has received again
threats, as it happened already in the year 2000 after he has
published a documentation on television. He is covering the
stories about human rights issues with journalist from many
different countries. Media project Human Rights Reporter
Andreas Klamm, journalist and author, broadcasting host,
photo and TV journalist likes to share his political views in
photo art works also. The photo art work created by Andreas
Klamm is providing in the German language the message: "We
have to live together.
If anyone is going his own way it will be soon too late...,
Human Rights are valid for all people! No chance for
the Nazi terror. In memory of the victims of the Nazi
terror from 1933 and 1945 and in memory for those
which have got killed because of the Nazi Terror after
1945. 1948 - 2008, 60th anniversary of the declaration
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
by the United Nations." 3mnewswire.org
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Investigative journalism career
Career as journalist, author, broadcasting host, founder of
independent media, news correspondent, reporter - a very
short and brief description of some works.
When he was a teenager Andreas Klamm has started after
participating some couple of weeks with a basic and practical
training of journalism with the editorial offices of the regional
newspaper "Die Rheinpfalz" in Ludwigshafen am Rhein to work
as journalist.
His basic skills and knowledge about journalism he has
received from the female journalist Christina Osterwald, which
was working for the newspaper "Die Rheinpfalz" in the
German city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
He has participated a course for broadcast journalists held by
journalist Ulrich Wickert (ARD, Tagesthemen).
The journalist is influenced by several great and precious
journalists. He has made the public statement that Amy
Goodman from Democracy Now!, New York City, Ulrich
Wickert from the ARD (German Television) - Tagesthemen, the
journalist Peter Hahne from Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
(ZDF, German Television), the author of many books Prof. Dr.
Werner Gitt and the author Christiane Philipp are some of his
favorite journalists and authors.
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He wrote an essay about the German governor Bernhard
Vogel and got his first interview with the former governor of
two states in Germany when he was 16 years of age and got
another interview with Dr. Bernhard Vogel 20 years later. In
1990 he had the chance for an interview for a paper in the city
of Mannheim with musician Robin Beck which is known for
her famous song "The very first time". In 2005 he has
produced an interview with the politician Jürgin Trittin and has
documented the incident caused by German neo-Nazis after a
public speech of the politician.
Since 1984 he has produced hundreds of interviews with well
known people for radio and television programs and since
1990 he is also producing interviews with homeless people.
Since 1984 he has produced hundreds of interviews with well
known people for radio and television programs and since
1990 he is also producing interviews with homeless people.
After he has published the reports about people which have
been in the danger of starving to death he has founded the
media project Regionalhilfe.de, in the English language Regional
Aid, which is dedicated to the poor people to find relief and
help. media project Regional Aid (www.regionalhilfe.de)
In 1984 he has switched to write for the Daily Mail in the
city of Speyer am Rhein in Germany as known Tagespost
Speyer (Reference: Tagespost Speyer, Archive, online) until the
year 2004. The newspaper went out of business and the
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journalist continued to write for the Morning Post, as known
as Morgenpost Speyer until 2005.
He has written and published hundreds of articles with
newspapers and dozen of photographs. Hundreds of his
articles can be found in many different places on the internet
and in the online archive available on the internet.
In 1984 the foundation of private broadcasting in Germany in
the German city of Ludwigshafen has taken place. In 1984
Andreas Klamm became the host of several radio programs
and shows. In the same year he became a host in the age of 16
years on public television and became of member of the
German Youth Press Association as known as Dachverband
der Deutschen Jugendpresse (DdJ).
In 1984 he became also a producer of many different radio and
television programs which have been aired on regional cable
radio and television with the possible range of about 100.000
viewers on the regional cable television network.
In 1984 he has founded the international independent
3mnewswire.org, which is providing independent news and
information around the world in the English, French, Spanish
and German language.
He has also founded the Rundfunk- und
Programmarbeitsgemeinschaft für Film, Funk und Fernsehen,
RPF (broadcasting and program association for film,
broadcasting and television). The independent association is an
regional assembly of independent radio and television
producers.
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Since 1993 he is a member of several unions and the author is
also a member of the International Federation of Journalists
(IFJ, www.ifj.org) besides other organizations and an affiliate of
the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC).
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service
Liberty
In 1986 he became the founder in the German city of Speyer
am Rhein and in the English city of Leeds, West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service
Liberty, also known as IBS Independent Broadcasting Service
Leeds which is providing since 1986 by international
distribution on cable television and radio and on the internet
television and radio productions in the English, German and
French sometimes even in the Spanish language.
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS
Liberty, IBS Television Liberty are independent and
international media which are working international, inter-
cultural, inter-religious and are operating not for profit,
meaning in the sense of not commercial and are supporting
international understanding since 1986. The television and
radio productions have been supported by journalists,
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reporters, television and radio producers from the around the
world, such as journalists and co-producers form the United
States of America, the United Kingdom, England, Scotland,
Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Paraguay and even
journalists from the country of Iraq.
In 1986 the journalist and author Andreas Klamm became the
founder of British Newsflash Magazine, which could be best
described as independent news and travel magazine and got
listed not only in many search engines but in the national
directory for periodical the STAMM-Verlags-Verzeichnis, in
Essen (listing of periodicals, international). British Newsflash
Magazine is published monthly and available as PDF magazine
and is providing several online editions on the internet.
Already when he was 16 years of age he has produced a lot of
interviews with famous regional and even national politicians,
such as Theo Magin, which used to be a member of the
German Parliament.
In the age of 18 he produced an interview with the intendant
and director of the German public TV and radio station, Prof.
Dr. Hubert Rhode from the Saarlaendischer Rundfunk (SR,
German Public Television), in the city of Saarbruecken
Germany. . Andreas Klamm has received with his television
production "Hier ist Radio 94, 2 - das Stadtradio Saarbrücken"
(Here is radio 94,2 the city station ...) an award by the state
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film department of the state of Rhineland-Palatinta in Germany.
He has received other awards already in the years of 1986,
1987, 1988 and 1989. The money associated with the awards,
Andreas Klamm has used to produce even more television and
radio productions and for the foundation of IBS Independent
Broadcasting Service Liberty.
1988-1989: While being on forced duty for 15 months as a
solider with the German Air Force (German Military service)
Andreas Klamm has covered a news story about the
Germany military as soldier in uniform the Radio RPR
in Germany which is a well known commercial radio station.
He had to ask for permission. Because he has been forced to
become a soldier he had to ask Lieutenant Colonel Berent
Koven for permission to cover a story on radio while being as
solider in uniform.
1990: After his forced military service Andreas Klamm, took a
course in journalism and has been working for a commercial
radio station in the German city of Heilbronn as known as
Stadtradio Heilbronn, besides his other engagements with IBS
Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty.
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In the German city of Mannheim he became in 1990 an editor
working for the weekly periodical "Wochenblatt" Mannheim.
From 1996 to 1997 he was a member of the political party
CDU, as known as the Christliche Demokratische Union
Deutschlands (Christian Democratic Union) in the German
city of Ludwigshafen. For political reason he has quit his
membership with the CDU in Germany.
In 1996 the journalist has founded a small commercial business
which has been providing all kind of photos, news and
information about horses and horse back riders. The small
business has been known as Horse Rider Media Data
(HRM NEWS) and went out of business because of
missing customers which have been able or willing to pay
for the services which have been provided.
He was working also for the well known news wire service or
news agency ddp Deutscher Depeschen Dienst in Germany
and has been covering news reports about the minister for
defense in Germany, Dr. Peter Struck in the city of Speyer am
Rhein in Germany.
Andreas Klamm is working also the news wire service
onpra.de and other independent and commerical media on the
internet, radio and television.
In 2001 and 2002 he has been traveling two time to the United
States of America and gathering news and information and has
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published reports on radio, television and on the internet
about the events related to the terror attacks on September
11, 2001.
He became also a volunteer with the American Red Cross
(ARC) and with All Nations Baptist Church in New York City.
In the streets of New York City in action of his faith and belief
he has passed out in person gospel tracts to about 5.000
people in the city of New York. The Gospel tract has been
called "The Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of New York
City".
He has attended as a guest in 2002 in New York with the
Queens College a course for Modern Jewish History and
music.
After his flight in 2006 to London surprisingly got canceled
because of a possible terror plot he has produced interviews
with the airport authorities and passengers about the possible
terror plot at the airport for a television news cast while
waiting for his flight to the city of London in the United
Kingdom.
Some of his very best friends, which he stated during public
speeches and on radio and television do live in the greatest
city that never sleeps and which is known as New York City in
the United States of America (U.S.A.). He got in close contact
with the Jewish community also and calls some people of the
Jewish community his very special friends.
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In 2003 and 2004 he has been a student in nursing
management with the Protestant University of Applied Science
for social welfare and health care in the German city of
Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
As a secondary profession in 1993 he became after a
training of three years also a registered nurse (R.N., RGN) and
was working as a nurse both in the United Kingdom and in
Germany. He was working also as an ITU nurse in London
with the Clementine Churchill Hospital and with well known
university hospitals in Germany.
Even while working as a nurse (R.N., RGN) registered with the
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in London he
continued to write articles for newspapers and has continued
to produce radio and television programs. He used to work 18
hours per single day. After several seriously dangerous
accidents in 1994, 1995, 1996 he had to reduce because of
health related physical difficulties his daily work scheme.
In London 2006 he has reduced his daily work load to "only 16
hours" work during a day. In 2007 he has covered as a
journalist, news correspondent, broadcasting host of
3mnewswire.org, radio and television producer the G8 summit
in Heiligendamm in Germany from the inside perspective
taking thousands of photographs from the healthy and rich
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people and of the people which are called "rulers of the
world..." . The security guards of the G8 summit in
Heiligendamm, Germany became witnesses that Andreas
Klamm has been producing television programs at 2.00 am in
the morning because "...all of us have been quite busy,...there
was no other chance than even to produce interviews at 2.00
a.m. in the morning..."...
His articles for news papers, online magazines and productions
for radio and television often are about culture, international
affairs, society, health care, political, religious, Jewish, Christian,
Muslim, Buddhist, faith, believe affairs.
His articles for news papers, online magazines and productions
for radio and television often are about culture, international
affairs, society, health care, political, Jewish, Christian, faith,
believe affairs.
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Peace, social and liberty activist
movement
After he completely has served the entire forced military
service with the German Air Force, for 15 months from 1988
to 1989, the author and journalist has written to the military
council of the German Air Force and has requested NOT to
be forced to participate any kind of war for the country of
Germany as a solider in 1989 for reason of faith, believe,
religion, political reason and of conscience. The German
military council has refused to accept the request not to
participate any kind of war.
He got in touch with the peace foundation as known as the
Friedensstiftung Speyer in Germany and many other
organizations. He has published dozens of special coverages on
radio programs and in newspapers about war and peace.
Since 1990 he is also a member of several unions, such as the
former German union ÖTV, as known as Gewerkschaft ÖTV,
which is now called Gewerkschaft / union ver.di.de, a member
of the German union for Journalist as known as dju.verdi,
Deutsche Journalisten und Journalistinnen Union,
www.dju.verdi.de , a member of the International Federation
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of Journalist (IFJ), www.ifj.org. He is an affiliate with the World
Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and
member of several other organizations.
In 1993 he became a member of the delegation of the German
Professional Association of registered nurses, as known as the
Deutsche Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe (DBFK).
Membership also with the German Red Cross as known as
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (DRK).
In 2003 he was elected as a board member of the General
assembly for students with the Protestant University of
Applied Science in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany as known
as the Allgemeiner Studierender Ausschuss (AStA).
In the early 90´s he used to be a board member of several
other associations and media association.
In 1988 he covered a story about a refugee from former
Yugoslavia which has been on probation for asylum in
Germany, a father of several children and the German
authorities wanted to send back the man to Yugoslavia
although it was crystal clear that this will be a serious danger
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for the father of children. Andreas Klamm has produced an
interview with press spokesmen and press spokeswomen and
with the father which was in danger. The television program
has been aired on regional public television. He got in trouble
for speaking out a part of the truth and taking a stand in the
public for refugees.
Since 1988 he is covering news stories about social affairs and
issues. He has produced some interviews with homeless
people, which usually have no voice in the main stream media.
Thousands of viewers have heard and seen the interviews with
homeless people on the alternative radio and television
channels.
He has produced a television program which have been
addressed to the governor of the state of Rhineland-
Palatinata, Mr. Kurt Beck, from the Social Democratic Party
(SPD) in 2006 for a man with disabilities which is still looking
simply for a job with payment.
In 2007 he has published a special coverage about the arrest of
the “Junge Welt” (daily news paper) correspondent,
journalist and author, Mrs. Heike Schrader, which got
arrested under the suspiscion of terrorism because she has
published a book about torture in the European Union.
Since many years he is also active in supporting people which
are in the danger of the death penalty. He has signed many
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petitions to end the death penalty, wrote letter even to
ambassadors such as the country of North Korea and mailed
copies of the bible around the world even to ambassadors.
He has published several petitions against the death penalty,
against the threats of journalist and against torture.
In October 2007 the author and journalist Andreas Klamm has
requested with the U.S. Department of Justice the request to
change the citizenship according to article 15, Universal
Declaration of the Human Rights for reason of belief, faith,
political reason, reason of persecution and of conscience.
Diagnosed with cancer - but diagnosis is not certain
In 2003 the journalist and author was diagnosed by his former
physician with the possibility that he may suffers from cancer
of a quite unusual kind. The diagnosis has not got proven but
also is not excluded or rejected. The search for a possible
cancer is not possible because access to medical treatment
and even access to dentists for the journalist is since about 20
months not possible.
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Danger for life, isolation, torture and abuse of
human rights
He declared in several public speeches and on radio and
television that he wants not to die in Germany and neither
wants to be buried in Germany. He has declared that he wants
to travel to the United States of America, may live and work in
the U.S.A. for some while and may be buried in the United
States of America.
Because access to medical treatment of any kind is not
possible to the author and journalist with is officially physically
disabled a lot of negative impact for the health situation of the
journalist and author have taken place.
He is living and working under LOW- and even NO-budget
conditions. The journalist and nurse (R.N., RGN) has stated in
the public if he will not soon be allowed to leave Germany the
danger that he might die, because there is no chance for
medical treatment in Germany is great. He has also declared
that he wants to see his medical doctor in London, United
Kingdom. Since 2006 his place where he prefers to live is the
city of London, as a 2nd choice as long he has to wait to get
access to the United States of America. He prefers to live,
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work “…and to die as late as possible…” in the United States
of America.
An international observer from a human rights organization in
Canada has told the journalist, that he might be a victim of
torture. She offered some kind of help to leave Germany as
soon as possible but because of special circumstances related
to friends of the family of his mother the journalist was not
ready to leave in spring 2008.
Answering the question how is going to survive without the
possibility of medical treatment of any kind or even without
access to a dentist in Germany the author and journalist has
answered: “…every day I have to pray before the Holy G-D of
Israel and the Messiah…, some people, friends and even
people which could be called enemies have been so kind to
provide so pharmaceutical supplies or medication which I do
need after three serious accidents which have happened in
1994, 1995 and 1996. In such very difficult times it is a real
challenge to trust upon the Holy G-D of Israel and the
Messiah that HE will take care of the certain needs. If I would
not have the faith and believe that the Holy G-D of Israel and
the Messiah do exist I would be already dead. This is not
about religion, this is a statement in concern of faith and
believe. For some reason I do believe that religion can not save
a man or a woman. Through grace I do know that faith and
believe can save a woman or a man.
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As I do have no money for an attorney this is all I can do in
concern of the issue medical treatment and access to a dentist.
After all what happened I want to see only my medical doctor
in London in the United Kingdom or a Jewish medical doctor
in New York City in the United States of America. It is a
though situation to be isolated from friends in New York City
or in the U.S.A.
Recently I have produced an interview with a victim which is
held in an isolation camp in Germany. Perhaps you are able to
understand that I do know very well about the issues this man
was talking about. Torture is a serious thing and I am against
torture, many people do know this. Every day I have to ask the
Holy G-D of Israel and the Messiah to help me to go through
this very dangerous situation. It is sad that so many people do
know very well how to kill other people but do not know or
perhaps might be not willing to save the life of people which
are in serious danger.”.
Several people have signed a petition and requested political
asylum for the author and journalist Andreas Klamm in the
United States of America or as an alternative in the United
Kingdom.
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Other writing
Some books which the author and journalist Andreas Klamm
has published recently:
British Newsflash Magazine :: Magazin-Buch: Edition
2008, No. 1, Themen und Berichte aus Politik, Soziales und
Gesellschaft, Issues from politics, social affairs and society, 200
pages, Publishing house /Publishing centre: Books on Demand
Gmbh; Edition 1 (June 2008), Language: German with some
articles in the English language ISBN-10: 3837046001, ISBN-13:
978-3837046007, (29,7 x 21 x 1,2 cm)
Die Kinder der John Baptist Mission in Togo: Mission
und Hilfe für Kinder, (The children of the John Baptist
Mission in Togo: Mission and help for children), 200 pages,
Publishing house / Publishing centre: Books on Demand Gmbh;
Edition: 1 (August 2008), Language: German with articles by
co-authors in the French and English language, ISBN-10:
3837057623, ISBN-13: 978-3837057621, (21 x 14,8 x 1,2 cm)
Other publications can be found on (portable PDF magazine
editions)
1. British Newsflash Magazine, est. 1986 2. MJB Mission News,
1999-8418
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Recognition
Awards and promotions by the state film department of
Rhineland-Palatinata, Germany in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989
for the television productions such as:
1. "Die 4" Quiz-Show von und mit Andreas Klamm ,
Entertainment, 1986
2. "Hier ist Radio 94,2 - das Stadtradio Saarbrücken",
(Here is FM radio 94, 2 - the city radio station)
Documentation, about the education of journalists and
broadcasting journalist with the German Television,
Saarländischer Rundfunk, 1988
3. "TV-Talk über die Möglichkeiten von Journalisten",
(TV Talk about the opportunities of journalists), with journalist
talking about their aims, opportunities and reason which
caused them to work as journalists, 1989
Current recommendation by governmental operated institutes
and private companies.
For television production “November 9, 1938 and today”
(2000). A documentation about an event in memory of the
victims of the Nazi-Terror-Regime in 1933 to 1945 the
television producer Andreas Klamm and some of the co-
producers have received threats including death threats.
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References
1. 2040 information about Andreas Klamm on Yasni.de: Yasni.de
- What does the internet knows about you: Andreas Klamm
2. BOD Verlag / Publishing Center
3. About 400 TV productions all produced by Andreas Klamm,
2006-2008
4. Andreas Klamm Journalist
5. British Newsflash Magazine, est. 1986
6. http://www.3mnewswire.org
7. http://www.3mnews.org
8. http://www.menschenrechtsreporter.blogspot.com
9. http://www.britishnewsflash.de/f37-Medienprojekt-Die-
Menschenrechts-Reporter.html
10. http://www.britishnewsflash.de
11. http://www.britishnewsflash.net
12. http://www.britishnewsflash.blog.co.uk
13. http://www.britishnewsflash.org
14. http://www.andreasklamm.de.be
15. http://www.ibstelevision.com
16. http://www.youtube.com/andreasklamm
17. http://www.johnbaptistmission.org
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18. http://www.andreasklamm.wordpress.com
19. http://ibsliberty.wordpress.com
20. http://humanrightsreporters.wordpress.com
21. http://www.ifnd.org
22. http://www.regionalhilfe.de/akc
23. http://mjbmissionnews.wordpress.com
24. http://www.britishnewsflash.org
Interviews
In most of the cases Andreas Klamm as produced interview on
television and radio with following people, which is only a little
number provided as an example and reference for people
which have been on television and radio programs produced
by Andreas Klamm and have answered questions during
interviews.
People which have got interviewed by the journalist,
Andreas Klamm:
1. Dr. Oldag von Schwerin, ehemaliger Vorsitzender Stadt-
Marketing Ludwigshafen am Rhein
2. Jürgen Trittin, Bundesminister, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen
3. Franz Müntefering, SPD, Vize-Kanzler, Bundesminister für
Arbeit & Soziales
4. Bürgermeister Kurt Sturm, Neuhofen
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5. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, Ministerpräsident a. D. Rheinland-Pfalz /
Thüringen
6. Dr. Heiner Geißler, CDU, Politiker, Autor
7. König Cephas Bansah, Ghana / Ludwigshafen
8. Axel Buchholz, SR, Saarländischer Rundfunk
9. Prof. Dr. Hubert Rohde, Intendant (a. D.), Saarländischer
Rundfunk, SR
10. Martina Schmidt, Moderatorin, Redakteurin, SR
Saarländischer Rundfunk
11. Peter Hoffmann, Präsident Reiter-Verein Mannheim e. V.
12. Judy Bailey, Sängerin und Künstlerin
13. Lothar Liebig, Leitender Oberstaatsanwalt,
Staatsanwaltschaft Frankenthal
14. Hans-Carsten Hansen, Personalchef der BASF AG
Ludwigshafen am Rhein
15. Michael Elster, CDU, Erster Beigeordneter, Rhein-Pfalz-
Kreis
16. Gerhard Stratthaus, CDU, Finanzminister des Landes
Baden-Württemberg
17. Ulrike Folkerts, bekannt als Lena Odenwald, Kripo
Ludwigshafen im Tatort
18. OB Dr. Wolfgang Schulte, SPD, Oberbürgermeister a. D.,
Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rhein
19. Dr. Ernst Bartholomé, CDU, Landrat a. D., Landkreis
Ludwigshafen / Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
20. Werner Schröter, SPD, Landrat, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis
21. Werner Schineller, CDU, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt
Speyer
22. Kurt Beck, SPD, Ministerpräsident des Landes Rheinland-
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Pfalz, Vorsitzender der SPD
23. Robin Beck, Sängerin “The very first time…” Coca Cola,
Rosengarten Mannheim, 1990
24. Tonnic, Diva und Sängerin, London, 2006
25. Gerhard Widder, SPD, Oberbürgermeister, Stadt Mannheim
26. Walter Altvater, Politiker, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
27. Elke Anita Dewitt, Buchautorin, Sängerin
28. Elaine Hudson, Sängerin, USA/Mannheim
29. Chuck Truitt, ehemaliger US marine, Pastor und Buch-
Autor (USA)
30. Hans-Jürgen Graf, Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger,
Menschenrechts-Aktivist, Buch-Autor, Nürnberg
31. Petra Karl, Vereins-Vorsitzende, Fernseh-Produzentin,
“Tacheles im Namen des Volkes”, Mutterstadt
32. Martin Behrsing, Sprecher Erwerbslosenforum
Deutschland, Bonn
33. Thomas Müller, Sozialaktivist, Nürnberg
34. Wolfram Sondermann, Politiker, DIE LINKE, Ludwigshafen
am Rhein
35. DJ Moquai, Mannheim, Bermudafunk
36. Kenneth Ross, Schauspieler Nationaltheater Mannheim,
Deutschland und Scotland
37. Michael Elster, CDU, Erster Kreisbeigeordneter Rhein-
Pfalz-Kreis
38. Manfred Letzelter, DJV, Deutscher Journalisten-Verband,
Presse-Referent, Bad Dürkheim
39. Lutz Pauls, MERC Mannheim
40. Martin Stadlmaier, Chef der Staatskanzlei Rheinland-Pfalz
41. Theo Magin, CDU, Bundestags-Abgeordneter
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42. Dr. Eva Lohse, Oberbürgermeisterin der Stadt
Ludwigshafen am Rhein
43. Prof. Klaus Töpfer, CDU, Bundestagsabgeordneter, Umwelt,
Vereinte Nationen (United Nations)
44. Ulla Jelpke, Journalistin, Mitglied des Bundestags,
Innenpolitische Sprecherin DIE LINKE
45. Frank Petersen, bekannter Schlagersänger aus der Pfalz (in
Hit-Paraden von Dieter Thomas Heck und Andy Borg)
46. Michael Heise, Journalist, Autor, Künstler, Maler (aus Speyer
am Rhein)
47. Petra Karl, Moderatorin, Sozalaktivistin
48. Hans Jürgen Ladinek, Beauftragter für Jugendsachen,
Polizeidirektion Ludwigshafen
49. Professor Heiner Bielefeldt, Deutsches Institut für
Menschenrechte, Berlin
50. Ilja Seifert, Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin, Die
Linke
51. Claudia Kleinert, TV-Moderatorin, ARD, Erstes Deutsches
Fernsehen (German Television)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_13NH3HNuU Interview
mit Claudia Kleinert bei XXL-info.Compact
52. Stefan Dallinger, Direktor Metropol-Region Rhein-Neckar
53. Wolfgang Bantz, Fernseh-Produzent
53. Wolfgang Schumacher, Sprecher der Landesregierung
Rheinland-Pfalz
54. Jaqueline Kraege, Staatssekretärin im Ministerium für
Umwelt und Forsten Rheinland-Pfalz
55. David Gallup, President of World Government, Washington,
D. C, United States of America (www.worldgovernment.org)
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56. Gabriel Goldberg, M.A, Jerusalem, Israel
57. Dr. Herbert Hillel Goldberg, Jerusalem, Israel, Editor of
“Haschiwah” - Die Rückkehr
58. Sonja Wiegand, Judaistik-Studentin
59. Claudia Leistner, Eiskunstläuferin, MERC, Mannheim
60. Dirk Niebel, Generalsekretär der FDP und
arbeitsmarktpolitischen Sprecher der FDP-Bundestagsfraktion
and many, many other people such as people related to
politics, culture, art, media, author, politicians, business owners,
society, sports and social affairs.
61. Marianne Cranen, mother of the author „Ich will nicht, dass
ihr weint.“ from Jennifer Cranen which has passed away
because of cancer in the age of 16
To be continued !
Fortsetzung folgt !
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Books by
Amy Goodman, Journalist, broadcast
journalist and author
Standing Up To The Madness – Ordninary Heroes in Extraordinary
Times, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy NOW! And David Goodmann,
25ß pages, ISBN 978-1-4013-2288-5, Hyperions Books, 77 West 66
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Street, 12
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NEW YORK TIIMES BEST-SELLER, ISBN 1-4013-2288-3
STATIC – Government Liars. Media Cheer Leaders And The People
Who Fight Back, Amy Goodman and David Goodman, ISBN: ISBN
1-4013-0293-9
The Exepection To The Rulers, Exposing Oily Politicians, War
Profiteers and the Media That Love Them, Amy Goodman with David
Goodman, ISBN 1-4013-0799-X
www.HyperionsBooks.com, New York City, U.S.A.
www.democracynow.org
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Books by
Andreas Klamm, Journalist, broadcast
journalist and author
Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters ::
Medienprojekt Menschenrechts-Reporter :: Edition 2008, No. 1,
Human Rights, abuses and violations of Human Rights, international
understanding, 272 pages, author: Andreas Klamm,m Journalist, publishing
center / publishing house: Books on Demand Gmbh; Edition 1 (October
2008), Language: English / German, bi-lingual, ISBN-10: 3837072436 ,
ISBN-13: 978-3837072433
British Newsflash Magazine :: Magazin-Buch: Edition 2008, No. 1,
Themen und Berichte aus Politik, Soziales und Gesellschaft,
Issues from politics, social affairs and society, 200 pages, author: Andreas
Klamm, Journalist, Publishing house /Publishing centre: Books on Demand
Gmbh; Edition 1 (June 2008), Language: German with some articles in the
English language ISBN-10: 3837046001, ISBN-13: 978-3837046007
Die Kinder der John Baptist Mission in Togo: Mission und Hilfe
für Kinder, (The children of the John Baptist Mission in Togo:
Mission and help for children), 200 pages, author: Andreas Klamm,
Journalist, Publishing house / Publishing centre: Books on Demand Gmbh;
Edition: 1 (August 2008), Language: German with articles by co-authors in
the French and English language, ISBN-10: 3837057623, ISBN-13:
978-3837057621
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