About Global Voices
Global Voices, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is the first original series to launch on WORLD (formerly PBS WORLD). Global Voices continues to bring audiences internationally themed documentaries by independent filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad.
Showcasing documentaries from Indonesia, India, Iraq, Ethiopia, El Salvador, and a host of other countries, this season of Global Voices presents the U.S. broadcast premieres of nine documentaries funded by ITVS and encore presentations of acclaimed programs previously broadcast on Independent Lens and public television. Global Voices is produced by ITVS with support from the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
WORLD seeks to create a new model of content creation and delivery for public media 2.0, one that exemplifies diversity, digital media, and dialogue. WORLD seeks to target a broad range of people interested in exploring the issues of the day — individuals comfortable with a wide array of contemporary media tools. Through WORLDchannel.org in particular, the WORLD service hopes to increase engagement with the new American demographic in the 30-40 year old range, while, at the same time, those aged 18-34 who are interested in the content and have ideas to share. WORLD is produced and distributed by WGBH Boston, WNET.ORG, and American Public Television (APT) in association with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).