Democracy on Deadline is a comprehensive look at journalists worldwide, working in different media and various languages, as they attempt to speak truth to power.
Among the many journalists featured are those at Radio SKY in Sierra Leone as they cover an election in a country where more people listen to radio than read newspapers; Moscow journalists (including Anna Politkovskaya, assassinated in October 2006) who discuss government control of the media and covering the Chechen War; the publisher, editors and journalists at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz who explain why they feel it is important, especially for a readership too often concerned only with its own agony, to document the violence directed against Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank; and several U.S. journalists who discuss how the press failed in its reporting of the Bush Administration's misuse of intelligence on the lead-up to the Iraq War.
Video format: 480p30 XviD, recorded from TV. Many thanks to whoever digitized and uploaded it to Demonoid back in 2007!
Related websites with more info about the film:
Icarus Films - includes DVD purchase info (for institutional use)