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Democracy Watch News is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation news service that builds networks of independent correspondents, editors, & news-production teams around the world to cover democracy, human rights, press freedom, Media responsibility, open governance, & sustainable public-policy.

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Democracy Watch News is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation news service that builds networks of independent correspondents, editors, & news-production teams around the world to cover democracy, human rights, press freedom, Media responsibility, open governance, & sustainable public-policy.

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@dwatchnews

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Episodes

The Arrest of El Chapo's son

1/19/2023
Mexican security forces captured Ovidio Guzmán, an alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States and one of the sons of former Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. He was arrested in Jesús Maria, a town near the capital of the state of Sinola, Culiacan. Culiacan is the headquarters of the Sinaloa drug cartel. CBS NEWS. Journalist Roberto Diaz reports on this event in both Spanish and English. The primary people who are running the cartel have not been arrested. Over 140...

Duration:00:10:07

The Pacific Alliance by Roberto Diaz

12/14/2022
Roberto Diaz @dieresis_u and Ü con diéresis reports on the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American economic alliance formed by Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. #PacificAlliance & New Directions for #LatinAmerica #Diplomacy #Mexico #Chile #Colombia #Peru. Recorded 12-5-22 Duration 31:41. Ü con diéresis is a newspaper in Mexico that is struggling to survive after Mexican government subsidies for news were eliminated. Listen or Direct download at: Send listener feedback Our...

Duration:00:31:40

Fake Shopping Websites

10/20/2022
Mark Taylor-Canfield reports on the problem of fake shopping websites and how to identify them. How to check a domain’s history & ownership How to identify and avoid fake websites One of the most common ways that phishers lure users onto their sites is by adding malicious links to phishing emails. So any time you think about clicking on a link embedded in your emails, be aware that there's a possibility that it could be illegitimate. 11 Warning Signs of a Fake Website Better...

Duration:00:12:18

Colombia's New President part 2

8/30/2022
Part 2. Roberto Diaz continues his report on the outcome of the 2022 Presidential Elections in Colombia. Gustavo Petro, a senator and former Mayor of Bogotá defeated Rodolfo Hernánez Suárez by over 10 percentage points. Petro’s victory on June 19, 2022 made him the first left-wing candidate to be elected president of Columbia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Colombian_presidential_election . New York Times article ...

Duration:00:10:07

Colombia’s New President part 1

8/22/2022
Roberto Diaz and others discuss the outcome of the 2022 Presidential Elections in Colombia. Gustavo Petro, a senator and former Mayor of Bogotá defeated Rodolfo Hernánez Suárez by over 10 percentage points. Petro’s victory on June 19, 2022 made him the first left-wing candidate to be elected president of Columbia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Colombian_presidential_election . New York Times article https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/19/world/colombia-election-results Recorded...

Duration:00:48:27

Integrated Media for the Digital Age

7/16/2022
Democracy Movements Report—Integrated-Media Production for the Digital Age. Host @dwatchnews #DemocracyWatchNews with @digitallywired John Harvey & @ekoskaiphos Dean Edwards.John Harvey reports on the increasingly sophisticated immersive virtual 3D experiences that are now available. https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitallywired/ The 2020 release of the Oculus Quest headset for $299 by Meta was a big boost for an immersive 3D experience in the Metaverse. The technology is now evolving to blend...

Duration:01:08:17

World Press Freedom Day 2022 Journalism Under Siege

6/11/2022
Mark Taylor-Canfield reporting for www.democracywatchnews.org summarizes his online attendance at this year's United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s press freedom events hosted by UNESCO. https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldpressfreedomday UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture. Several goals were advanced during this...

Duration:00:00:40

6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 4

6/6/2022
This is part four of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro...

Duration:00:43:14

6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 3

6/6/2022
This is part three of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro...

Duration:00:55:58

6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 2

6/6/2022
This is part two of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro...

Duration:01:08:51

6-3-22 Democracia a la Colombiana-Columbia Decides 2022 Part 1

6/6/2022
This is part one of a four part series about the June 19, 2022 election in Columbia. Hosted by Democracy Watch News www.democracywatchnews.org, Roberto Diaz https://twitter.com/dieresis_u and a representative from Vanguardia Pesante https://twitter.com/VanguardiaRac. Columbia’s presidential election runoff https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/31/manuel_rozental_colombia_election_gustavo_petro...

Duration:00:20:37

Long Haul Mutual Aid Kitchen Seattle

4/22/2022
.Duration 33:28 Recorded 2021-03-25 About Mutual Aid Kitchens: https://www.solid-ground.org/what-we-love-about-mutual-aid/ They are also known as Food Not Bombs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Not_Bombs https://seattlefoodnotbombs.org https://www.facebook.com/SeattleFoodNotBombs/ https://www.instagram.com/seattlefoodnotbombs/?hl=en https://twitter.com/fnbseattle https://www.solid-ground.org/what-we-love-about-mutual-aid/ One way to donate money to this project is...

Duration:00:29:55

Hybrid Warfare

3/5/2022
Dean Edwards reports on hybrid warfare as is happening in Ukraine. Disinformation and misinformation terms are explained. He also recommends these resources for self governance: John Locke’s writing, Second Treatise on Civil Government. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Two-Treatises-of-Government and Locke a very short introduction from Oxford University Press For some information on nonviolent conflicts see: https://www.aeinstein.org/ More breaking news on Ukraine is available on...

Duration:00:29:14

12-16-21 Staff Reports

1/6/2022
12-16-21 Staff reports from Democracy Watch News. Dean Edwards provides more information about the News Services’ design and the aspiration of becoming a comprehensive world news provider. #DemocracyWatchNews#GlobalNewsProviders Mark Taylor-Canfield reports on the current recall election for Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. He lists her legislative successes and details the large amount of money that is being poured into the recall effort from corporations, real estate developers,...

Duration:00:28:21

11-04-21 Adil Sudan Discussion

12/25/2021
This discussion describes the concerns around 11-04-2021 shortly after the military coup took place in Khartoum and throughout Sudan. Adil is a journalist from that region. He says that a national government is difficult if not impossible because there are 5 major armies, many ethnic groups, and a tradition of being organized by localized tribal groups. He says that outside influences from Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Western powers play a major role in shaping events in Sudan. For...

Duration:01:14:01

Sudanese Voices Speak to the World pt 2

12/19/2021
Dean Edwards begins by sharing his experience of listening to Sudanese voices in Twitter spaces. https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/spaces. We must match the tone of our reporting with the tragedies that have plagued Sudan for so long. His related article in LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6862638962700374016 . Next, from Toronto Babajide Alao who works with https://daugembassytv.com which strives to provide voice to people throughout Africa without...

Duration:00:43:17

World Press Freedom Day 2021

12/7/2021
Monday, May 03, 2021 was World Press Freedom Day. It is an annual event held on May 03 each year. In 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 3 May as World Press Freedom Day following a recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of the violations of press freedom. This year the events went on for one week. Mark Taylor-Canfield reports. Journalists around the world are facing threats, imprisonment,...

Duration:00:14:16

11-04-2021 Sudan Report

11/8/2021
An introduction by Dean Edwards, International Coordinating Editor for Democracy Watch news followed by a presentation by Numairy a BBC journalist and Dr. Mohammed Hassan El Mahdi an internal medicine Resident in Sudan. Numairy starts with a review of the deadly Sudanese revolution from 2018. Chaos in the last 5 years. Then Mohammed provides additional information on the revolution and the current state of affairs. Duration...

Duration:00:39:40

10-28-2021 Staff Reports

11/4/2021
Dean Edwards, International Coordinating Editor and executive producer does a follow-up on the Progressive movement. Then he talks about Sudan. People on the streets there are largely dissatisfied with both the coup and the ousted government. Then he talks about Populism in Sudan. Populism is a communications strategy with three steps. 1. Identify and build relationships with your audience to allow for effective engagement. 2. Detail effect of current events on specific people. 3 communicate...

Duration:00:28:46

10-21-2021 Reports from Sally,John & Mark

10/28/2021
Sally Gellert in New Jersey reports on the Ecologic program broadcast over Free Speech Radio WBIA in New York City. She is a co-host. They cover environmental issues both locally and globally, for example; electrification, people versus fossil fuels in Washington D.C., and the global climate summit in Glasgow Scotland. https://wbai.org https://ukcop26.org John Harvey in Pittsburg reports on technology including FaceBook’s name change to Meta. Trump starting a new social media platform...

Duration:00:24:40