Guest: David Hoffman, the author of Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy (October 2013), is President Emeritus and Founder of Internews, a global non-profit organization fostering independent media and access to information worldwide since 1982. Hoffman has written widely about media and democracy, the Internet, and the importance of supporting pluralistic, local media around the world. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, to name a few. He has testified before U.S. House and Senate committees on issues of press freedom and access to information. Hoffman co-founded and serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Global Forum for Media Development, a cross-sector initiative of more than 500 leading media assistance organizations from over 100 countries, developing independent media responsive to the needs of ordinary people. Hoffman won an Emmy for his work as project director (1987-90) of Capital to Capital, produced in association with ABC News and Soviet State Television. He was also project director for Internews’ broadcasts of the proceedings of the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, for which Internews was awarded the European Commission’s ECHO Award for Broadcast Commitment in 1996. From 1980-82 Hoffman was the editor of “Evolutionary Blues,” a journal of political thought on international conflict. Hoffman has a BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and has completed doctoral work at the University of Colorado on the Social and Intellectual History of the U.S.
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