Saturday, January 4, 2014

"The People's Voice" Alternative Media Channel Continues Expansion

Activist Post

This past summer renowned alternative researcher and author David Icke started an ambitious project to offer an uncensored media platform funded and supported by the people. The concept, called The People's Voice, immediately resonated and was the recipient of an astonishing level of support through a crowdfunding campaign to launch the non-profit channel.

Since that time, The People's Voice has put that money to good use by building a London-based TV/radio studio from scratch; and their first broadcasts of diverse shows launched in mid-November.

With 15 in-house shows in production and several more outside contributors, this is just the beginning, David Icke promises. However, the cost of producing a 24/7 platform and ensuring its growth is challenging, especially without corporate sponsorship.

While launching The People's Voice was a success as a true counterbalance to the completely corrupt corporate media, ongoing support is needed to keep The People's Voice growing.

David Icke provided Activist Post with brief email interview about his ambitious new platform:

Q.  What was the motivation for starting The People's Voice?
Icke: It was clear that the mainstream media was never going to be a means for truth to be revealed and so the idea was to bypass its censorship and lies by going directly to the public with our own televisual media and also to give the globally silenced a platform to be heard. 
The way we have given an uncensored voice to people in Gaza has given me enormous satisfaction because that was one of the prime goals.



Q. How many different shows are aired by TPV?
Icke: We are currently producing 15 in-house programmes a week with around another 15 or so produced and packaged for us from around the world. That is incredible given our budget and resources and the fact that this not-for-profit station is supported by so many volunteers. 
There are many other shows waiting to go when we can afford more editing machines and editors which involved the public making their own programmes.
Q. Can you give us a sense of what it costs to stay on air?
Icke: We need around £50,000 a month to operate at a little above the present level, but at least £100,000 a month to do what we really want to do, which includes studios in the US delivering live daily programming and others in the Middle East. 
We could do that in the Lebanon, Gaza, New York and Los Angeles tomorrow if we had the money. 
Remember that TPV is not-for-profit and all funds go into the station. The two founders, myself and Sean Adel, have been working since May 2013 to make it happen and working full time all day (and often night) without taking a cent. 
I said from the start that I would never take a penny and that stands - I would rather employ another editor or journalist than take anything for myself.
Q. What are the short- to mid-term plans for TPV?
Icke: In the short term we have to maintain what we are doing now and we have launched another crowd-sourcing appeal to make sure that happens to bridge the gap in funding before advertising and sponsorship makes TPV self-funding. 
We are moving in that direction now, with the first paid advertisements airing, but there is a big gap which we need to cover or we will be off the air early in February and that would be a tragedy after all that has been achieved in such a remarkably short time. 
If TPV does not make it, given what is happening in the world, it will be a mighty statement about how badly the human race really wants freedom and the free flow of information. But my eyes are only on taking this forward to ever greater effectiveness. 
The longer-term goal is for a global media phenomenon with studios around the world breaking the stranglehold on information by 'The System'. This is absolutely vital because from information comes perception and from perception comes action or inaction. 
Information IS the world if you look at it that way and without the free flow of information there can be no free society. 
We already have an opportunity under discussion to put TPV on satellite and the potential for what we can do is limited only by funding.
Q. What has been encouraging and discouraging about fundraising?
Icke: It's encouraging that the funding for TPV has truly come from the 'The People' in the sense of mostly small contributions from a large number of people rather than big donations. 
I think the most disappointing aspect of launching TPV has been the lack of support, financially and otherwise, from those 'celebrities' who are so fond of making statements about injustice and unfairness to often bolster their own public image but do nothing when they have the chance to really make a difference - the Beverly Hills Revolutionaries, as I call them, on both sides of the Atlantic.
On behalf of David Icke, Activist Post, and all of the hardworking contributors and supporters of The People's Voice, thank you in advance for your commitment to a more peaceful and free world that already has begun, and is sure to strengthen in 2014 if we continue to work together with more passion than ever before.

Peace, Love, Truth and Liberty will Prevail!



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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's great! Perhaps more importantly, we need cohesive calls to action - ASAP, we're running out of time.

Diversity is also good as long as central messages don't get lost in information overload.

Anonymous said...

It really does not help when the founders of this thing travel to California last summer and stay in the Beverly Hills hotel. The most expensive hotels on California paid for courtesy of those who donated their hard earned money to help start this venture.

Anonymous said...

I suppose if they stayed in a fleabag bedbug rat hole off Sepulveda and Hanes you would find their efforts to be more in keeping with....what? Look at what they are doing- not at where they lay their head.

Anonymous said...

I went to their web site ut even though it said free i ould not open any of the programming very strange

eleanor said...

It is easy to open the channel...select the icon TPV from the headlines then, just click watch here -

eleanor said...

It is easy to access TPV. just follow the directions.

Stephen Collens said...

nope when I go to www.thepeoplesvoicetv and press watch now all I get is a blank video screan with a big donate now in red below. There is nothing lee on this web link that show me any where to watch anything. ???

Stephen Collens said...

Nope when i go to www.thepeoplesvoicetv. I press watch now and all i get is a picture of an empty video screen with a large red box below it saying donate here. Stephen

Stephen Collens said...

thank you but i still could not make it happen

Stephen Collens said...

Nope there was a big fred notice that said donate after I pressed watch now

Anonymous said...

Their server is under attack right now.

Liope012 said...

that's because they're off air right now ( technical problems I guess) , been like that for a few hours ...

Simon said...

please check the facebook pages. We are currently experiencing technical issues. We update regularly on our facebook/ twitter pages. https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesvoicetv Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeoplesVoice_TV and you can talk to me personally on https://www.facebook.com/tpvthepeopleshealth

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just keep trying as it is there somewhere! Sometimes the reception is poor, depending on your broadband but it is improving. The whole energy around the initial fund-raising was amazing and the quality of the shows is excellent. Sonia Poulton Live is brilliant covering the stories the msm will not touch. Ken O'Keefe on the Middle East with a reporter out of Gaza is by-passing censorship and telling the stories of Gazans and Max Igan is a real eyeopener. Why not a People's Party bringing real grassroots representation of the people to parliament and as Max says, time for the trustees of the public to benefit the people or move over - fast!
2014 - the year of the people. Come on - make it happen!!!
Lovexxxx

Anonymous said...

Icke has aged, looks so old so fast.

Anonymous said...

Even The Hilton hotel would suffice. When I donated to this cause it was not so they could stay in lavish hotels and party at bars spending my money along with the others who donated.

Anonymous said...

Even The Hilton hotel would suffice. When I donated to this cause it was not so they could stay in lavish hotels and party at bars spending my money along with the others who donated.

Armesis said...

The People will make sure TPV becomes mainstream, celebrities that refused to help are just media whores, working for the system. I want to see REAL people, whistle blowers and insiders. Long live TPV!

Anonymous said...

A reply from the UK.

TPV is being quite regularly hacked and taken out for several hours at a time by the PTB. If you get a blank screen, that is the cause. Today, for instance, they were broadcasting fine until 2pm. And then they were attacked, and have been out all day and evening. This time it seems to be the server that has been attacked. This is bound to continue. Don't let it put you off - simply take it as a signal that someone is trying very hard to stop the truth getting out, and we all know who that is! Let it make you even more determined to support them!!

About Sean staying at an expensive hotel in California. He may well have paid for it himself, as neither he nor David have taken a cent since the project started. Most of the people working there are volunteers. Their expenses are rent, electricity, etc., and equipment. They only have one camera to take out of the studio, for instance, I learned in yesterday's fund-raising broadcast. Very few of the staff are being paid. How could you on £300,000! And the place has been created from scratch! The BBC collects 3.65 billion from license fees alone, and spends 123 million collecting that money! This is what they are competing with!!

What they are broadcasting is so, so brave! Sonia Poulton really goes after the corrupt politicians we have here. Kevin O'Keefe lays it on the line about the corruption of the government and the judicial system, as does Mark Windows ( Windows on the World program ). Jeanice Marcello from New York has fantastic shows. It is just one mind-blowing programme after another.

I am very disappointed that TPV is receiving so little publicity in the American alternative media and blogs. Could it be because everyone is competing for an ever smaller pot of money for survival? I say, as an American who has lived most of my adult life in the UK, please, please, Americans step up to the mark and support this project! It is so courageous, and so important for the entire world. I know that to many Americans, America is the whole world. But, please, please try to see further afield! Look beyond yourselves. And the UK is not just the world of the Royal Family and London!


I would like to heartily thank Activist Post for keeping TPV in your columns. Please continue to do so over the next few weeks. It is absolutely essential that we help it get through this next spell, especially financially!!

Anonymous said...

scam, Icke is disinfo agent, see alan watt on david icke

Anonymous said...

While waiting for TPV to get back up and running after yet another attack, listen to some of the programs on you tube. David Icke's Dot Connector Episodes 1-4 are not to be missed, especially Episide 4 ( if you have not heard the radio interviews with a doctor who revealed what he and his colleagues learned at a medical conference in 1969 from their colleague, Dr.Day, but were instructed not to reveal.)

Listen to Sonia Poulton's interview with UK barrister Michael Shrimpton, who discusses paedophilia in the UK government, naming Edward Heath, former Prime Minister, and also reveals exactly how the government tried to poison him but only failed because of an unknown medical condition which saved him ( they had even searched his medical records but this condition hadn't been diagnosed, so it wasn't on them.)

I would also like to point out that I have a friend whose daughter works in the hotel industry. As a result of her connections, he is able to stay in high-class hotels all over the world for a nominal cost. This is just routine, like the rail employees here, whose families enjoy cut-price travel. Just consider that perhaps Sean had a connection of this sort. Or perhaps a benefactor paid his expenses. It is highly unlikely that he would use their scant resources in the way suggested. I hope the person making these unfounded allegations is not a shill.

Anonymous said...

Not a shill at all. I donated to the peoples voice early on.

Anonymous said...

So now Sonia Poulton has announced she is leaving and TPV released a statement regarding her ddeparture that many consider unprofessional. Not sure what is going on with this thing but it seems doomed now.

It is sad that ventures like this have so much potential but fail due to those involved. Seems like they picked the wrong people to run this thing. Unevolved.

Anonymous said...

David Icke's cult exposed. Not sure? Paste the link below in a Google search
no-david-icke.blogsot.co.uk

Anonymous said...

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/12/the-peoples-voice-alternative-media.html?showComment=1390163844893#c8292589812749251669

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