Kontext TV - the other news

Kontext TV is an independent TV news magazine based in Berlin. It was founded in December 2009 by David Goeßmann and Fabian Scheidler.

We are covering urgent topics of our present and future such as climate change, war and peace, social justice, financial crises and migration. Our guests include Noam Chomsky (official supporter of Kontext TV), Stéphane Hessel, Aminata Traoré, Vandana Shiva, John Hilary, Saskia Sassen, Alberto Acosta, Maude Barlow, Nnimmo Bassey, Susan George, Alyn Ware, Amy Goodman, Pat Mooney, Ester Vivas, Aris Chatzistefanou, Heiner Flassbeck, Nicola Bullard, Immanuel Wallerstein, Bill McKibben, Eric Toussaint, Harald Schumann and many other activists, intellectuals and scientists in Europe and around the world.

We have been publishing and airing our broadcasts, interviews and blogs online and on community TV and radio stations in Germany and Austria since 2009. Most of our more than one hundred broadcasts have been aired and transcribed both in German and English.

Kontext TV is a non-commercial project, receiving financial support from its sustaining members, small donations and, for special projects, from progressive foundations. We do not accept money from advertisements, sponsoring, or political parties. All our broadcasts are published under a Creative Commons licence.


"If there is to be any hope for serious approaches to tasks reaching literally as far as decent survival of the species, it is crucial that democratic processes function in a constructive way.  A prerequisite is that citizens have readily available to them accurate information, a rich variety of perspectives, and encouragement to think clearly and creatively. In brief, they need independent media, free from the constraints imposed by concentrations of power and rigid ideological frameworks, both stimulating activist organizations and drawing from their experiences and ideas."

Noam Chomsky in his support message for Kontext TV