We believe in co-operation and the sharing of ideas and are indebted to the thinking and work being done in the co-operative, media, new economy, tech and other related sectors to re-imagine old models and improve our society. We're proud to be able to join with, and support, others who are working and campaigning for improved democratic ownership and participation not just in our media, but in organisations and institutions across the public and private sectors.
The credits and links that are added to this page highlight some of the many ideas, projects and organisations we have found to be particularly relevant to our work. Regardless of whether we agree or differ on details or whether we use all or none of the suggestions made, the various social, political, technical, philosophical, organisational and media-related issues these groups are addressing, have helped provide inspiration, information and reflection for us as we continue to develop our project.
Though this list of 'idea' resources (individuals and organisations) is but a small selection (and can never be comprehensive), we are choosing to highlight some here by way of grateful acknowledgement; as a way of signposting ('where we are coming from'); and as resources for general use to encourage everyone interested in our vision and our work, to know and support their work too.
BECTU (Broadcasting,Entertainment, Cinema and Television Union)
The Bristol Cable
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
Centre for Investigative Journalism
Commons Based Reciprocity Licence
Community Media Association
Fair Shares Association
Free Software Foundation
GFTU (General Federation of Trade Unions)
Independent Media Centre
Internet of Ownership
The Media Fund
Media Reform Coalition
NUJ (National Union of Journalists)
Open Source Initiative
Radical Film Network
Sociocracy For All
TUC (Trades Union Congress)
Please feel free to recommend other ideas, work or resources that you would like us to consider exploring and adding to the above list.
(Note: BTW, inclusion of a name here does not imply automatic endorsement of our work by that person or organisation - although we hope they may support our co-operative vision, inspired by their ideas, to support those working towards a fairer and better society for all.)