Free Speech Radio News

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Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) is "the only daily half-hour progressive radio newscast in the U.S. It is owned and managed by news reporters. FSRN is an independent broadcast news organization born in January 2000 as the result of a strike by 43 reporters who formerly worked for Pacifica Network News (PNN). It was created in defiance of the Pacifica Foundation's former Board of Directors and staff who had censored PNN staff for reporting on the Pacifica conflict, and who were attempting to 'mainstream' the news at Pacifica. Since that time, FSRN has expanded to over 200 journalists who report from 40 states within the U.S. and 57 countries around the world-including Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Argentina, Mexico and Nigeria. Any journalist may pitch a news story to FSRN and every reporter who produces a story gets paid. FSRN actively recruits and trains people throughout the U.S. and around the world resulting in an ever-expanding and broadened reporter base. ... Currently, the FSRN newscast is broadcast in the U.S. on over fifty community stations, the five Pacifica Network stations, and in 120 countries around the world via shortwave and the internet," according to FSRN's website.

Election Unspun

In February 2008, Pacifica Radio and FSRN launched "Election Unspun," a daily radio news program that describes itself as "a special project for the 2008 US elections, both the national election and local elections," focused "on the issues that matter most to voters: the Iraq War; Foreign Policy; Health Care; the Environment; Labor; Education, and more." [1]

Contact details

Subsription and technical help: (510) 848-6767 x 261
To discuss the news: (212) 209-2811 or (212) 209-2812

External links


  1. "2008 US Election Unspun," Election Unspun, accessed February 2008.