Recent events have demonstrated the urgent need for a truly independent media outlet in Israel.
Now, more than ever, Israeli democracy needs brave citizens who are unafraid to stand up and speak out. It is of the utmost importance that a free, hard-hitting, courageous, and uncompromising press exists in Israel that is independent and unafraid to address the problems faced by Israelis.
DemocraTV is Darkenu's answer to that call. Using the most advanced technology at our disposal, DemocraTV allows for extensive and autonomous live coverage of social movements. That goal has already resonated with the public in a profound way: In our first four months, our audience has watched 15 million minutes of viewed content, and more than 7,000 have become DemocraTV partners by contributing small monthly donations. Those partners, and everyone who supports us, influence the channel’s agenda, making it the largest crowdfunding project in the country.
The collaborative channel, in which the viewers choose the issues we focus on and interviewees themselves, provides targeted news-related programs. DemocraTV hosts key figures across the Israeli political spectrum and other leaders in Israeli society, such as supreme court judges and leading artists.
Following its early accomplishments, DemocraTV has embarked on its next phase, which includes permanent broadcasting and development of new, targeted, original content—including programs for teens, interactive news shows, and YouTube courses.
However, in order for this unprecedented venture to reach its intended impact, we are looking to expand our crowdfunding base. By becoming DemocraTV's newest partner, you can help them maintain a high level of content on this journey to preserve the hard-hitting and brave journalism all Israelis deserve under Lucy Aharish’s leadership.
Darkenu, the movement responsible for this unique initiative, is Israel’s largest non-partisan civil society movement. It organizes, amplifies, and empowers the moderate majority of Israelis to influence government policy and public discourse. As a grassroots movement, employees and volunteers work daily across Israel—door by door, town by town—setting up stalls in public centers, organizing house meetings, events, demonstrations, and protest vigils in an effort to strengthen justice, equality, mutual respect, and democratic values in Israel.
Its goals are to promote:
- Israel as a national home for the Jewish people and a democratic state for all its citizens.
- The necessity of a continuous effort to reach a diplomatic agreement that will eventually result in separation into two states and ensure Israel’s security.
- Social and economic justice, equal opportunities, and civil solidarity within the State of Israel.
- The eradication of incitement, division, corruption, and racism in all forms within the State of Israel.
Through this partnership, Darkenu and DemocraTV will remain at the forefront of the struggle for socio-economic justice and free media in Israel, while leading the pushback against extremist discourse threatening the very essence of Zionism.
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