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Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Self Description

March 2013: "The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Established in April 2010, the Bureau is the first of its kind in the UK, where philanthropically funded journalism is rare.

Our team of journalists bolsters original news by producing high-quality investigations for press and broadcast media with the aim of educating the public and the media on both the realities of today’s world and the value of honest reporting.

The Bureau was formed and is funded on the assumption that investigative journalism is indispensible to democracy. As such the Bureau’s aim is to pursue and encourage journalism in the public interest.

The Bureau works hard to further this cause and has spoken widely at events including: The Swedish Investigative Journalism Conference; Danish International Media Festival and the European Investigative Journalism Conference.

The Bureau believes that as newsrooms struggle with reduced resources, alternative funding models are crucial to the survival of public interest journalism. The Bureau is campaigning for journalism in the public interest to be allowed charitable status in the UK, to broaden avenues of funding.

Our Work
Based at City University, London, the Bureau works in collaboration with other groups to get its investigations published and distributed. To date, we have worked with BBC File On Four, BBC Panorama, BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 Dispatches, Channel 4 News, al Jazeera English, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, Le Monde and numerous others.

Major investigations include:.."

Third-Party Descriptions

March 2013: "A study by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that since 2004, Pakistan has had 365 drone strikes that have killed between 2,536 and 3,577 people -- including 411 to 884 civilians."


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