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ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing the Indie Media Awards - Honoring Excellence in Independent News Coverage | @IndieMediaAward
Please join us on Friday, October 7th at 10pm ET on all of the Independent Left News channels on every platform for a special livestream event, revealing the honorees | #IndieMediaAwards
Independent journalism has always been incredibly important. In the age of mega-billion dollar corporate-influenced news, the ability to understand a situation critically, while NOT being filtered through the lens of advertisers, donors or corporate homogenization is both rare and at a premium.
Independent Left News recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary as a daily aggregator website hub for independent news, analysis & opinion - all free from corporate advertiser influence. We’ve closely followed & shared articles, podcasts & videos from hundreds of independent outlets, freelance journalists, podcasters & analysts over those 2 years.
Out of those hundreds, there is absolutely a small group who have emerged as standouts - the “best-of-the-best.” We’re going to honor that group, for they often go unrecognized in a sea of media. They rarely get the big payout, because that’s not why they’re doing what they do, but we can give, at the very least, a big Thank You & some token of our appreciation. This is not to slight anyone, as there are dozens of others we could have also potentially chosen, but these are the people and organizations that have most frequently appeared in the daily.
Indie, our founder, noticed the lack of public recognition for the journalists, outlets & streamers who take risks, question state & corporate narratives, for little more than the internal need/desire to seek & report what’s actually happening through the mud of spin & lies.
Honorees will be announced via livestream the evening of October 7, 2022 - intentionally timed to coincide with worldwide action in support of Julian Assange. In the USA, there is a major protest event scheduled to begin at noon ET in Washington, DC the next day, October 8, in front of the Justice Department, when an impressive speaker lineup comes together to stand in support of jailed publisher & journalist Julian Assange, publicly demonstrating the importance of his release from Belmarsh prison & against his being charged under the Espionage Act. In London, activists, family & protesters will form a Human Chain around Parliament in solidarity.
The award will honor recipients in 3 categories:
Outlets (3+ contributors)
All of the honorees of an Indie Media Award have openly lobbied for Julian Assange’s freedom. Many have written some of the biggest stories exposing the decade-long persecution the United States government has undertaken against Assange. The primary reason for this persecution is retaliation for embarrassing the US & UK intel community at large and exposing US war crimes in Iraq & elsewhere - many of which have still never been accounted for, though their veracity has never been denied. Wikileaks, the organization Assange founded, has never had to publish a retraction on anything it’s published as long as it’s been in existence.
Please join us on October 7th at 10pm ET on all of the Independent Left News channels on every platform we go live for a special Livestream event where we’ll announce the honorees and talk about why they were selected. Follow us on Twitter at @IndieMediaAward & Instagram at @IndieMediaAwards for updates - See you there!
You can check out all the honorees’ bios & links at indiemediaawards.com once the livestream starts.
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