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Democracy on Deadline: Frontiers of Press Freedom Around the World

Democracy on Deadline brings the viewer along for the ride as journalists around the world risk lives to report on some of the most important stories of our time.

Director/Producer: Cal Skaggs
Production Company
Lumiere Productions
Release Date
November 21, 2006

Democracy on Deadline: The Global Struggle for an Independent Press follows teams of journalists into some of the most dangerous and secretive corners of the world to show how they obtain their stories in the face of suppression, lies, imprisonment and threat of physical harm. To highlight the central role a free press plays in building and preserving democracy, Producer/Director Cal Skaggs and his team combed through two hundred hours of footage to create this dynamic portrayal of independent-minded journalists.

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