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The Ferret
The Ferret is an in-depth investigative journalism platform for Scotland and beyond.  Their current plan is to work with supporters to conduct a series of themed investigations.  After polling supporters on what to dig into first, and a successful crowdfunder, they’re currently digging into the issues of fracking and asylum.
Their longer term aim is to secure enough subscribers to enable them to produce original journalism in the public interest on a regular basis. The Ferret is a registered co-operative, with places reserved for both journalists and subscribers on the board.
This hybrid model means that when you subscribe to The Ferret you become more than just a passive supporter. You become a part owner of the project, and you can influence how the project will develop by voting at our regular member events. You can even stand for election to the board.
The Ferret is also pledged to uphold the principles of the voluntary code of practice for social enterprise in Scotland. They also want to build a community of like-minded people:
·         those who want to run their own national or local investigations 
·         campaign groups with specific areas they’d like to investigate
·         citizens who care about the future of Scotland, Britain and the wider world.
They aim to do this through offering supporters news, resources, training and events and -  as a community – looking to learn from one another.
Diversity is important and they are seeking members and contributors who can bring different gender, race, class and other perspectives to The Ferret.
With everyone’s help and experience, and independent financial backing, they intend to cover important issues the mainstream media often misses.
For further information, contact:
The Ferret
c/o Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place,
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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210