Thursday, February 23, 2006


I'm extremely pleased to tell you I was recently able to interview three important media players in India and Africa: Ferial Hafferjee, Editor of South Africa's Mail and Guardian; N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, which has over 3 million readers daily; and Indian Journalist and News Anchor Sashi Kumar. Their enlightening comments on the state of the media in their countries underline the necessity of a "real news" network that presents the world as it is.

Watch the interviews now and tell us what you think.

Ferial Hafferjee :
N. Ram :
Sashi Kumar :

On another note, January has been quite exciting for us at IWT. Support for IWT grows stronger each day -- your words of encouragement and generous contributions clearly show that the world can't wait for the first independent news network to become a reality.

This ever-growing enthusiasm made us think of ways we could bring the essence of IWT to you even before the launch of our first show, IWT News Nightly.

Hence, we are now in the midst of creating a brand-new website, with new and original video content to boot. Dynamic, user-friendly and rich in new video content, the website will become the centre of the movement to make this independent television news network a force that will break the media monopoly on information.

An expanded video section will feature exclusive T.V. news analysis that deconstructs headlines to get to the real story, interviews and debate with notable personalities with something to say, and a video blog from Iraq that will bring viewers there through a firsthand account of the war's true impact.

Over the next few months, the IWT team will be fully dedicated to the development of the new website and video content. Although it will be updated less frequently, the current website ( remains the best place to get information and to watch interviews with journalists and personalities who have endorsed the IWT plan and vision.

We encourage you to tell your friends about us and invite them to subscribe to our email updates. Our members will be the first to know when we launch our new website and video later this spring!

Needless to say, we're very excited about the months ahead and can't wait to show you our new website and video. Keep sending us your comments and suggestions -- and stay tuned.

Thanking you once more for helping us make Independent World Television a reality.

Best regards,
Paul Jay, Chair
Independent World Television

P.S. : Haven't seen our newly-cut 2-minute version of the Birth of a Network video?
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