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Breaking News: The Collision of Journalism and Consumerism in a Democracy (2009)

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56 min | Documentary

In 2004, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens protested the outcome of their presidential elections. In the dead of winter, people lined the streets in protest. Universities shut down; opening their doors instead to political debate...See moreIn 2004, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens protested the outcome of their presidential elections. In the dead of winter, people lined the streets in protest. Universities shut down; opening their doors instead to political debate. After nearly six weeks of social unrest, the election results were overturned and Victor Yushchenko was ushered in promising a free press, capitalistic reforms and "democracy". Comparing Ukraine to the U.S., media experts around the world explore how the concepts of a free press work in concert and contrast with the consumerism in modern democracies - forcing the audience, regardless of nationality, to ask the difficulty questions: What is a free press? What is a democracy? And what, if anything, does one have to do with the other? Written by Eric R. Williams See less
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Feb 22, 2009 (United States)

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Terry Anderson
Himself - Former Senior Correspondent: Associated Press Himself - Former Senior Correspondent: Associated Press   See fewer
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Marek Beckerman
Himself - Coordinator: BBC World Service Trust's Journalism Reform Project in Ukraine Himself - Coordinator: BBC World Service Trust's Journalism Reform Project in Ukraine   See fewer
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John Boland
Himself - Chief Content Officer: Public Broadcasting Service Himself - Chief Content Officer: Public Broadcasting Service   See fewer
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Brent Bozell
Himself - President and Founder: The Media Research Center Himself - President and Founder: The Media Research Center   See fewer
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Ann Cooper
Herself - NPR's First Moscow Bureau Chief and Columbia Professor Herself - NPR's First Moscow Bureau Chief and Columbia Professor   See fewer
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Walter Cronkite
Himself - Anchor and Managing Editor: CBS Evening News 1962-1981 Himself - Anchor and Managing Editor: CBS Evening News 1962-1981   See fewer
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Ruslan Deynychenko
Himself - Editor: Voice of America, Ukrainian Service Himself - Editor: Voice of America, Ukrainian Service   See fewer
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Jeffrey Dvorkin
Himself - Former Vice President of News: National Public Radio Himself - Former Vice President of News: National Public Radio   See fewer
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Yevhen Fedchenko
Himself - Director: UKMA Graduate School of Journalism Himself - Director: UKMA Graduate School of Journalism   See fewer
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Tetyana Ledebeva
Herself - Chairman of the Board: Independent Association of Broadcasters in Ukraine Herself - Chairman of the Board: Independent Association of Broadcasters in Ukraine   See fewer
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Diane Rehm
Herself - Host: The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio Herself - Host: The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio   See fewer
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Keith Richberg
Himself - Foreign Correspondent: The Washington Post Himself - Foreign Correspondent: The Washington Post   See fewer
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Warren Strobel
Himself - Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent: McClatchy Newspapers Himself - Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent: McClatchy Newspapers   See fewer
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