Campaigning groups and other organisations and initiatives: UK

Organisations dealing with issues ranging from free speech and freedom of expression to hyperlocal news networks, based or with a significant presence in the UK.

  • Addiply Aims to offer a simple, transparent solution to one of the great conundrums of our times – how web publishers can better monetise their online presence and gainer greater reward for their publishing efforts
  • Article 19 Fights for all hostages of censorship, defends dissenting voices that have been muzzled, and campaigns against laws and practices that silence
  • askCharity Free online contacts book for media professionals
  • BBC College of Journalism Offers teaching on every aspect of journalism: craft skills like writing and storytelling; the technical skills required to operate in a digital, multiplatform world; social media and the web; and ethics, values and law
  • Bureau of Investigative Journalism Not-for-profit organisation which aims to bolster original journalism by producing high-quality investigations for national and international press and broadcast media
  • Campaign for Freedom of Information Non-profit organisation working to improve public access to official information and ensure that the Freedom of Information Act is implemented effectively
  • Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom Works to promote policies for a diverse, democratic and accountable media
  • Centre for Investigative Journalism Advances education for, and public understanding of, investigative journalism, critical inquiry, and in-depth reporting and research
  • Dart Centre Europe Regional hub for journalists and filmmakers who believe that effective reporting on violence and trauma matters
  • Data.gov.uk Home to national & local data for free re-use
  • English PEN Working to promote literature and human rights
  • Frontline Club Home to over 200 talks and screenings a year
  • Fullfact Independent fact-checking organisation
  • Hacks/Hackers Digital community of people who seek to inspire each other, share information (and code) and collaborate to invent the future of media and journalism
  • Hyperlocal.co.uk Operates several local websites around London and the South East and have developed scaleable platforms to handle business listings and user generated event guides
  • Index on Censorship Promotes freedom of expression through up-to-minute news on its website, events and a quarterly magazine
  • Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees Independent information and research organisation
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting Strengthens local journalism in areas of conflict, by training reporters, facilitating dialogue, and providing reliable information
  • International News Safety Institute Non-governmental organisation dedicated to the safety of journalists and media staff and committed to fighting the persecution of journalists everywhere
  • Journalism Matters (NUJ) A major national campaign to protect quality journalism and its vital role in our democracy
  • Journal Local Hyperlocal platform for journalists and active citizens alike to create their own community website
  • Just Journalism Independent research organisation focused on how Israel and Middle East issues are reported in the UK media
  • Libel Reform Campaign Brings together English PEN, Index on Censorship and their partner organisation Sense About Science to campaign to reform the libel laws of England and Wales
  • London Press Club provides opportunities for journalists and others interested in the media to meet and learn of new developments, debate the latest issues and explore their collective past as communicators
  • Media Society Forum for debate and networking
  • Media Trust Work with media organisations and charities to enhance their communications and enable communities to find their voice and make it heard
  • MediaWise Trust Charity providing advice, information, research and training on media ethics
  • openDemocracy Publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world and the way we govern ourselves
  • Open Rights Group Exists to preserve and promote your rights in the digital age
  • Organization of News Ombudsmen Maintains contact with news ombudsmen worldwide, and organizes annual conferences, for discussion of news practices and a wide range of issues connected with ombudsman work
  • Privacy International Human rights group formed as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations
  • Science Media Centre Independent venture working to promote the voices, stories and views of the scientific community to the national news media when science is in the headlines
  • Sense About Science Independent charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates, by promoting respect for evidence and by urging scientists to engage actively with a wide range of groups
  • Straight Statistics Campaign established by journalists and statisticians to
    improve the understanding and use of statistics by government,
    politicians, companies, advertisers and the mass media
  • Talk About Local A project to give people in their communities a powerful online voice, helping people communicate and campaign more effectively using the web to influence events in the places in which they live, work or play.
  • Voice of the Listener and Viewer Concerned with the regulation, issues, funding, structures and institutions which underpin the British broadcasting system, and supports the principles of public service broadcasting