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thebureauinvestigates.com
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The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit British news organization focusing on investigative reporting on public-interest issues.

The bureau was officially launched in April 2010. Its creation was announced in July 2009 as a project of the newly created Investigations Fund, a network of British investigative journalists, and was co-founded by David and Elaine Potter. It is based at City University London and led by directors at the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

The bureau has 17 full-time and freelance staffers. It received a £2 million grant from the Potter Foundation at its launch and has budgeted £6 million for its first five years.

It has partnerships with Channel 4 News and the Financial Times and has produced a project with the British Medical Journal, Channel 4, and Al Jazeera English. It was inspired by the U.S. nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica.

In November 2012, the bureau assisted the BBC in reporting a Newsnight investigation that falsely accused a former British politician of sexual abuse. The report led to the resignation of the bureau’s managing editor, Iain Overton. Christopher Hird was hired the next month as his successor.

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: December 6, 2012.
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