The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that holds power to account. Founded in 2010 by David and Elaine Potter, it tackles big subjects through deep reporting that uncovers the truth. It tells the stories that matter.
Its aim is to inform the public about the realities of power in today's world. It is particularly concerned with the undermining of democratic processes and failures to accord with fair, legal and transparent practices.
It informs the public through in-depth investigative journalism, with no corporate or political agenda. Through fact-based, unbiased reporting, it exposes systemic wrongs, counter misinformation and spark change.
Its journalists dig deep, and will spend months getting to the truth if that’s what it takes. Once its investigations are complete, it gives them to mainstream media outlets around the world, so they are seen by as many people as possible.
It focuses on serious issues affecting our society and identify new areas of investigation through research, data, whistleblowers and contacts. It is always keen to hear from individuals, journalists and organisations interested in collaborating with them.
Robust journalism is a crucial part of any democracy. Its stories educate citizens and help them better understand their world, give a voice to the voiceless, and hold people and organisations with power to account.
Its reports have prompted official inquiries in the UK, EU and US; influenced changes in British policy on refugees, housebuilding and care homes; and resulted in greater transparency about civilian casualties in America’s covert drone war.
The Bureau’s work has appeared in every major British newspaper and broadcaster and many international news outlets. It has produced more than 50 front-page investigations and prominent television packages, and received more than 25 journalistic awards and nominations.
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