The Bureau of Investigative Journalism officially launched on Monday 26th April 2010. The independent not-for-profit organisation is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to bolster original journalism by producing high-quality investigations for national and international press and broadcast media.
In the current economic climate it is increasingly difficult for editors to invest in expensive long-term investigations. The Bureau received a £2 million grant from the Potter Foundation last year to try and plug the gap. Its long-term aim is to explore new ways of conducting and funding investigative journalism.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has spent three months analysing the secret US military war logs released to us by the whistleblowing internet site Wikileaks. With the information collated we have produced television documentaries for Channel 4′s Dispatches and the Al Jazeera network.
This site is a culmination of our journalism. Media organisations are free to republish our stories under creative commons licence, see our terms and conditions for details.
The Bureau’s web team includes Executive Editor Iain Overton; Web Editor Rachel Oldroyd; Chief Reporter Angus Stickler; Data Analysis and Research James Ball; Web Producer Lucy Keating; Journalists Yuba Bessaoud, Alex Plough, Emma Slater, Louise Dodsworth, Beibei Yin, Emily Watton, Sophie Clayton-Payne; Sub Editor Nick Howells.
The Bureau has more than twenty journalists working across several major investigations
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