Citizens.am

Welcome to Citizens.am, an initiative of Charitable Humans, dedicated to reshaping today’s media landscape. Our mission is to address the disproportionate influence of mainstream media, which is largely controlled by a small number of powerful corporations. This concentration of media ownership is a significant threat to the democratic process, promoting a uniformity of viewpoints and marginalizing essential, diverse opinions.

Citizens.am was created as a beacon for diverse voices, offering a critical alternative to the often neoliberal and conservative narratives that dominate mainstream media. Influenced by Noam Chomsky’s concept of ‘manufacturing consent,’ our platform scrutinizes how the media shapes public perception to favor elite interests through selective topic coverage, framing techniques, and the restriction of debate.

Born out of a need to challenge the biased narratives that pervade the media, Citizens.am champions progressive and leftist perspectives in talk radio. We provide a direct counter to the conservative dominance in this medium, which has been marked by partisan programming since the 1980s and has contributed to increased political polarization and a neglect of nuanced discourse.

At Citizens.am, we are committed to amplifying the voices of marginalized communities often overlooked by mainstream media. We give a platform to communities of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other minority groups, enriching the public conversation with a diversity of narratives.

Citizens.am is more than just an alternative to conservative talk radio; it is a vital counterbalance to existing political polarization. Our platform fosters leftist ideologies and encourages balanced and comprehensive political discussions. We emphasize factual reporting, critical analysis, and intellectual discourse on societal issues, aiming to cultivate a well-informed, critical, and engaged citizenry.

Recognizing the challenges of market dynamics and audience engagement, Citizens.am connects with a younger, more diverse audience interested in progressive and social justice issues. As an initiative of Charitable Humans, we are more than a talk radio station; we are a movement toward a more equitable and diverse media ecosystem. Our commitment to an inclusive and informed public discourse makes Citizens.am an essential platform for those seeking progressive perspectives in today’s media-saturated world. Join us as we work to shape a fairer media landscape and empower a more democratic society.