Independent media - links

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Sources of independent news

Bureau of Investigative Journalism independent journalism made available to mainstream outlets to maximise audience
Independent Community News Network interactive map of 100+ independent local community news outlets
Media Fund listing of the Media Fund’s media partners
Open Democracy UK-based independent global media organisation
Real Media cooperative of journalists dedicated to public interest journalism; aim to platform and investigate voices and stories less examined by large media organisations; also to challenge the ownership models and media ecology in the UK to provide more plurality
United Diversity list of UK media co-ops
WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying and corruption. It has so far published more than 10 million documents and associated analyses

Support & campaigning organisations

Centre for Investigative Journalism training, events, handbooks, incubation of independent investigative projects
Community Media Association the UK representative body for the community broadcasting sector, committed to promoting access to the media for people and communities
FAIR US-based, challenging corporate media bias
HackedOff established in 2011 in response to the phone-hacking revelations; campaigns for a free and accountable press for the public
Independent Community News Network supporting the development of community news hubs in Wales as well as offering advice and guidance for hyperlocals in the UK and around the world
Journo Resources helping diversify the media industry
Media Diversified working to diversify and enrich the UK’s media landscape
Media Fund raising money for independent journalism
Media Lens Since 2001, describing how mainstream newspapers and broadcasters operate as a propaganda system for the elite interests that dominate modern society
MediaNorth campaigning, newsletter, articles, conference, videos from conference
Media Reform Coalition set up in September 2011 to coordinate the most effective contribution by civil society groups, academics and media campaigners to debates over media regulation, ownership and democracy in the context of the phone hacking crisis and proposed communications legislation
No Extradition Julian Assange’s father and the struggle for his son’s freedom
Spinwatch investigating the way that the public relations (PR) industry and corporate and government propaganda distort public debate and undermine democracy
Twitter list of media reform campaigns


Jonathan Cook HSBC and the sham of Guardian’s Scott Trust
Media Bias / Fact Check independent online media outlet dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices
Positive News fighting back against fake news: meet the factcheckers
Shareable how to find and support trustworthy journalism
TruthOut what does ‘independent media’ mean?
VPN Mentor online privacy guide for journalists
What’s wrong with the news? article from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Wikipedia corporate media
Wikipedia independent media
Wikipedia propaganda model
Who Owns the UK Media? Report by the Media Reform Coalition

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