Off-topic: Black journalism fund seeks donations.

There was a time when Manchester Climate Monthly was edited by a white guy and a BME woman. But then she (Arwa Aburawa) accepted a demotion to go and work for Al Jazeera…

On a serious note, journalism in this country is crushingly crushingly white. Red Pepper is trying to do something about this. They would like some of your money…

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Did you know that 94% of British journalists are white?! As a media project supporting movements for social and economic justice we feel it’s an urgent priorityto support black and minority activist writers. We want to recruit a new section editor with first hand experience of the struggle for black liberation.

We’re aiming to raise £2.5K in 30 days, it would be much appreciated if you coulddonate – any amount small or large will make a difference. There are some perks to choose from too 🙂

In return for your contribution you could receive a magazine subscription or a lucky-dip radical book.

Funds raised will support journalism covering campaigns and creativity in areas such as:

•    the Black Lives Matter movement
•    black feminism
•    detention centres
•    borders
•    police state
•    cultural appropriation
•    afrofuturism
•    the impacts of climate change
•    the sharp edge of austerity

Find out more and donate via the indiegogo page.


It is remarkable that for all the column inches written about race that there is not a single print journalist with the specific responsibility of reporting and researching it. Funding one is not just a good idea in itself – it will raise the standards elsewhere” – Gary Younge

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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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