Thursday, September 21, 2000

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  • Yugoslavia Rallies for Opposition Candidate

    Last night in Belgrade there was a massive rally where more than 150,000 people jammed the streets to hear opposition Presidential candidate Vojislav Kostunica deliver his final public speech before voters head to the polls this weekend. As we’ve said before on Democracy Now, many foreign journalists are being denied visas to cover these elections, but DN correspondent Jeremy Scahill is in the capital city Belgrade and files this report on last night’s demonstration. [includes rush transcript]

  • Corporate Contributions and the Media

    The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is having their annual convention in San Francisco. You might ask how this affects your life. Well, media companies are some of the largest contributors to political campaigns. [includes rush transcript]

  • NAB

    As Members of the National Association of Broadcasters began their three day national conventional in San Francisco yesterday, activists from all over the country began descending on the city to protest the Association’s aggressive stance against Low Power FM (LPFM) or microradio, and to demand increased non-commercial, locally controlled, public interest media in this country. [includes rush transcript]

  • The W Is for Women: Wooed by the Candidates

    We now turn to the second part of our look at women in the presidential campaign. As George Bush and Al Gore continue to woo the vote of women, the United Nations yesterday released its annual report which said that women the world over get a raw deal in comparison to men, whether through physical abuse, double standards or discrimination. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said that rape, abuse and bad laws are just some of the barriers oppressing women, with no country free of prejudice. [includes rush transcript]