Sources: Non-corporate media and research

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The not-for-profit organisations, media outlets and websites below all publish research and journalism about companies from a critical perspective. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and is very UK and US – and English language – focused. They are all UK-based unless otherwise specified.

BANKWATCH

Central and Eastern European network for monitoring the activities of international financial institutions.

BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Based at City University London, pursues journalism “of public benefit”.

CARBON TRADE WATCH

Research collective looking at climate change and environmental issues.

CENTRE FOR CORPORATE POLICY (US)

Works to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable.

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS

Netherlands-based group. Works on issues related to sustainable development.

CORNER HOUSE

Research group producing work supporting democratic and community movements.

CORPORATE CRIME REPORTER

US-based newspaper and website exposing corporate crime.

CORPORATE EUROPE OBSERVATORY

Belgian group. works to expose and challenge influence of corporations and lobby groups in EU policy making.

CORPORATE RESEARCH PROJECT

US-based. Assists community, environmental and labour organisations in researching companies.

CORPORATE WATCH

Of course!

CORPWATCH

US research group (unrelated to Corporate Watch).

COUNTERCORP

US organisation, raises awareness of how corporations operate.

CRITICAL INFORMATION COLLECTIVE

Website collects publications by the collective, social movements and NGOs.

CROCODYL

Collaborative research website containing company profiles and reports into corporate abuse.

COUNTER CURRENTS

Indian website running articles on economic globalisation and resistance.

DEMOCRACY NOW!

US daily news show, available online.

DOWN TO EARTH

Indian magazine and website on environment and science issues.

ECO STORM

Investigative agency on green, human rights and animal welfare issues.

ETHICAL CONSUMER

Magazine and website contains lots of critical articles on a range of companies.

MORNING STAR

Daily left wing newspaper and website.

NEW INTERNATIONALIST

Magazine and website that reports on issues of world poverty and inequality.

OPEN DEMOCRACY

“Digital commons” of news, analysis and opinion from a wide range of contributors.

PLATFORM

Arts, activism and research group focusing on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry.

POWERBASE

Website documenting corporate PR, spin and propaganda activities, with profiles on lots of companies.

RED PEPPER

Bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture.

REEL NEWS

Activist video collective who publicise and share information on grassroots struggles via a bi-monthly newsreel.

ROAR MAGAZINE

Online journal providing perspectives from “the global struggle for real democracy”.

SCHNEWS

Weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton.

SOURCEWATCH

US website publishing original reporting and investigations into companies.

SPINWATCH

Publishes articles and investigations into the public relations industry.

TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE

Dutch group, carries out radical informed analysis on global issues

WIKILEAKS

Publishes often huge batches of information from state and corporate whistleblowers. Many other websites are emerging to publish leaked or hacked information, so keep an eye out for those too.

Z COMMUNICATIONS

US website and magazine of radical journalism and analysis.

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