Bureau of Investigative Journalism (UK)

Based in London, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism originated in 2010 as a vehicle for pursuing in-depth investigations of the governance models, operating practices and core influences for private and public organizations at all levels of British society. The bureau's members routinely collaborate with journalists at publications such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, Le Monde and others as part of a mutual effort to compensate for budget cuts at many newspapers and investigative magazines. Bureau reports have been released in print, on the Web, in radio broadcasts and on television. The majority of the organization's financial support has been provided by philanthropists David and Elaine Potter.

Industry recognition is marked by the bureau's success in winning a number of awards, including the prestigious Martha Gellhorn prize in 2013 for its reporting on U.S. drone attacks in Somalia and elsewhere, and the civil-rights group Amnesty International has paid homage in two successive years for reporting on the war in Iraq and for covering questionable deaths in police custody throughout the United Kingdom. Other topics have included an investigation into a major French food manufacturer, unscrupulous payday-loan companies and links between public officials and undemocratic regimes.

An unusual aspect of the bureau is its habitual practice of releasing reports under a Creative Commons license that permits untrammeled, royalty-free republication for noncommercial purposes.

Visit the Bureau here: www.thebureauinvestigates.com.

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