Independent World Television has launched the beta version of its flagship news project: The Real News Network. Real News is the people’s answer to CNN and Fox News – an independently funded international news network being distributed over the internet. Real News does not accept funding from corporations, governments, or unions — funding is in the form of $10 a month subscriptions from individuals and grants.
Real News has attracted some interesting supporters – Gore Vidal, Laura Flanders, David Suzuki, Joanne St Lewis, Robery McChesney, among others. Their goal is to provide daily international news coverage unbiased by financial reliance on advertising. Their daily news coverage is planned to begin this Fall, and the network’s official launch is scheduled to coincide with the U.S. presidential elections in 2008.
Real news is also hiring and looking for volunteer researchers and citizen journalists – check out their website for details.