Guest, Abby Martin

Guest Name: 
Abby Martin
Guest Occupation: 
Artist/Journalist/Activist
Guest Biography: 

Abby Martin is an American journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, a weekly investigative news program on teleSUR Englishand YouTube.  She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on RT America network, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau. Before hosting her own show, she had worked for two years as a correspondent for RT America.

Martin is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Martin appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (2013), and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013).

ABOUT MEDIA ROOTS...

The root system of a tree is five times more extensive than the tree itself, and reaches far underground to form a solid base for growth and nourishment. Just as this root system is integral to the survival of the tree, media is integral to the foundation and survival of a democracy.

Media Roots is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum for conscious citizens, artists and activists to unite.

Abby pioneered the creation of Media Roots to help inform and connect the community. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.