Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews. All content available in video, audio and transcript format.
*Daily News Headlines*
10-minute roundup of global news headlines.
Conversations with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.
Extended interviews and exclusive digital-only content.
*Audio & Video On-Demand*
All content is available in audio and video formats.
*Live Video Stream*
Tune in LIVE for the news hour weekdays at 8am ET.
This release includes video player improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
It's difficult to review the app without commenting on the show's content, so let me get that part out of the way. Democracy Now is, hands down, the best news daily going. Free from corporate influence, relying on grass roots support, they don't have to march to "big money's" drum and come across as the best place for journalists to employ their education and skill with integrity.
The app is perhaps the latest development in making their message accessible, but there's still room for improvement. It's tremendously convenient to access the show simply by clicking on an icon. However, if the viewer has limited access to wifi, it's content is not apparently stored to be obtained without using data minutes. Some of us are privileged, and thankful, for the donations of others to maintain the show's quality and integrity, yet do not have the resources to purchase a smart phone with data minutes. It would work better for us if the app allowed us to store content when within wifi range so we could view it later. Also, the app is geared for smartphone use, but I rely on my iPad. It would work better for me if there was a companion iPad app to make landscape viewing and entry more convenient. Moreover, I've found that some days allow live access to the show through the app but not others. Lastly, the "contact" link sometimes is insufficient in allowing my iPad to move away from and comeback to the entry screen.
App hasn’t worked properly since 9/21
I can’t get the app to play videos anymore. It might be because I updated iOS. Also, the app doesn’t have short fast forward/buttons, which is a real flaw.
The news, however, is great. Watching (or reading or listening to the headlines every day would make anyone pretty well informed in just 10 minutes per day. I recommend the headlines to anyone who wants to be well informed, regardless of your political opinions.
The other segments are interesting and informative as well. They have an anti-war, pro human rights, pro-democracy, pro-choice bias, but are very informative. Everyone has a bias, so I’m not saying this is bad.
The only news that gets it right
I have used several dissatisfying news apps for a long time and am so so glad I found Democracy Now! news app because it is the only in-depth investigative journalism of the truly important stories happening from around the world.
Even HuffPost fails to bring Democracy Now!'s substantive inquiries and intelligent selection of what actually matters or issues of actual human interest---stories injustice, violence, oppression, climate science, government corruption or lies, erosion of freedom, and absolutely no distracting newsfluff about celebrities or entertainment news.....
I love the Democracy Now! podcast, but I find the app even more useful in its quickly available offerings of either print or video content. This will be the app I tell many more friends about in person or on Facebook. I have always absolutely loved the show and even scheduled some appointments so I can drive while listening and have always told my clients and friends to watch on PBS or listen on Pacifica radio, but people just kind of look at me blankly because they don't really intend to follow those urgent advice moments.... so now I'll just tell them to get the app and they will easily see what I'm talking about.
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- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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