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Free Speech TV and Greenpeace Join Forces to Bring Breaking Coverage of Climate Change Summit

December 11, 2009

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history.

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Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate in COP15, the long-awaited event that has been described by scientists as the most important climate negotiations the world has ever seen, with an unprecedented number of countries pledging long-term reduction of carbon emissions. President Barack Obama recently announced his plans to join the talks during the crucial final days of the conference, adding momentum to the impending negotiations, while environmental activists hold protests around the world to persuade world leaders to secure a fair, ambitious, and binding global climate deal.

Free Speech TV and Greenpeace invite viewers from around the world to an entirely commercial-free “front-row seat” to this historic event, and call on the peoples of the world to pressure their leaders to take meaningful action in Copenhagen. Free Speech TV Executive Director, Don Rojas said, “We proudly join the Greenpeace efforts in raising awareness of an event that will profoundly impact generations for years to come. We are passionate about empowering viewers with unbiased information on pressing social issues, but more importantly, Free Speech TV encourages its viewers to actively participate in the debate.”

“The UN Summit in Copenhagen is our chance to secure a deal that will save the planet from the worst impacts of global warming,” said Greenpeace USA Executive Director Phil Radford, “President Obama and other world leaders need to know that their decisions are being watched back home by the millions of people counting on their leadership to solve the climate crisis.”

Environmental coverage has always been one of Free Speech TV’s programming hallmarks. Over the last few weeks, Free Speech TV programming partners Democracy Now! , GRITtv , and The Thom Hartmann Program have been covering events leading up to COP15, and they will be reporting on the events closely until a deal is reached. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman will be broadcasting live from Copenhagen. Free Speech TV programming and Greenpeace coverage of the events may be followed on DISH Network channel 9415, on over 200 affiliate cable stations throughout the United States, and online at http://freespeech.org/un-climate-change-conference-copenhagen.

Online video coverage will be provided by Free Speech TV partners Greenpeace, GRITtv, and Democracy Now!.

About Free Speech TV (www.freespeech.org): Launched in 1995, Free Speech TV is an independent, publicly-supported, non-profit TV multi-platform digital media pioneer. Using both television and the Internet, Free Speech TV inspires viewers to become civically engaged to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. Free Speech TV airs on DISH Network channel 9415 and on 200 cable affiliates, reaching 30 million U.S. homes. Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. Free Speech TV is based in Denver, CO.

Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. www.greenpeace.org

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