The aim of the project is to build a collection of important but overlooked, suppressed and disputed news published or archived on the internet, while at the same time to keep an eye on and record current events. The emphasis is not on quantity but quality – we don’t want to flood the site with reports of well-known events and facts, the focus is only on critical things the general public should know about but probably didn’t take note of. What we want to achieve is that if you pick a time, country or topic, you should get all the news that really matter, and only those. It’s a quite big project as we are talking about reconstructing over two decades on top on recording recent events, but there is no rush and no deadlines. Visitors will always get the most recent and most relevant headlines on the front page plus a few new extracts of recent and old articles, so it’s worth to check back frequently. And searching the past, you will most probably find an old news you didn’t know or forgot about.
The website consists of 2 separate areas.
We keep an eye on the daily news while at the same time are actively searching for old articles, and whenever we find something good it is added to the Link Archive as a headline with a link and date. The headlines of the last month or so appear as the main feature of the front page, titled Latest News. You can search and narrow the headlines. The headlines may be modified to be more descriptive and usually a few keywords are added so they can be found easily. Since the goal is not a database of everything (for that you have archive.org and similar initiatives) but to list only the most important news, we try to limit the entries on the first place and may later delete entries if, retrospectively, they don’t seem that relevant (or replace them with better ones). But despite these little clean-ups, the list is steadily growing and becoming a very useful resource. Some of these news are also added to the Media Digest.
Those articles that we think are especially important, special or relevant in other ways are published as an extract, when time permits, accompanied by a screenshot or matching legally available image. The extracts are dated according to the original publication date (not our publishing date!) in order to make them appear in their correct chronological place. This means that only articles of recent events will come up on the first page of the digest and searches, old articles will fall back in the line in their appropriate location. To keep track of what articles have been added – to have a timeline – you can follow the Weekly Additions. Otherwise you can filter posts in the Media Digest according to time, country or topic, or you can use the search tool to narrow the results.
Both corporate media and alternative sources are cited, and from across the political spectrum. The views and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect ours. Every media is biased one way or another, but as long as the information is newsworthy, correct and not inciting hate, it deserves to be shared. We verify information and sources using different tools* and our own research and judgement, as these tools are also biased and we don’t necessarily agree with them.
If you would like to report inaccurate, irrelevant or inappropriate information, make suggestions or help with the work, please contact us!