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New Internationalist Community Share Offer goes global


West Papuan independence activist Benny Wenda explaining his experience with New Internationalist.

In under a month, New Internationalist’s innovative community share offer has already raised more than £390,000 of our £500,000 target. The number of New Internationalist co-owners has swelled from 800 to more than 1,800 people — and we’re thrilled to discover that they come from over 30 countries worldwide. As you can see in our interactive map, we’re becoming a truly global movement!

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Our new members continue to post wonderful comments on the Crowdfunder page. Quite tickled by this one, from Philip:

New Internationalist, though quite different, ranks with the New York Times as one of the best publications on the planet.

We’ve also had a few company investors, including Ethical Consumer magazine, come on board.

It already feels quite different to be part of a co-op made up of thousands, rather than 18 people. It was amazing to bump into some of our new investors face to face at the anti-racism march in London last Saturday, whilst handing out flyers.

I get the strong sense that New Internationalist will be able to achieve so much more with all of you behind us.

So let’s get over the finish line! The race is on to raise the remaining £100,000 by 6 April. If you haven’t invested yet, please consider doing so as soon as possible – we only have 10 days to go. If you can't invest or you have already, here's some simple ways to spread the word:

  • Share these ready-made messages as a Tweet or Facebook post.

  • Or cut and paste this one:
    Along with over 1800 people, I’m helping create the media I want to see. Visit factsandheart.org to join and share to spread the word!

  • Or this one:
    If you believe in more honest, independent media, invest in the New Internationalist and you can now be part of the change you want to see. Join over 1800 people all helping to build a better media at factsandheart.org. Share/Retweet to spread the word!

  • You can find more sample Tweets, social media posts and images to share (like the one below) on the factsandheart.org resources page.

    Invest in New Internationalist social media sharable

  • Send an email to family and friends. We've written some sample text that you can copy-paste.

  • If you’d like to print and stick up a flyer at work, in the staff room, or through a neighbour's door you can download flyers like the ones below. And if you’ve got an event coming up where people like journalism with integrity, email us at [email protected] and we can post you some printed flyers.

    Sample flyers for New Internationalist Community Share Offer

  • In a union or a political party? Maybe you could share the news about our share offer at the next branch meeting?

  • Organizations can invest too – are there any businesses you know who may like to join our co-operative?

Support grows

The campaign continues to attract support from political and cultural movers and shakers such as Icelandic Pirate Party MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir who had this warm endorsement for New Internationalist.

Media Attention

We’ve more from the press, including posts on the anti-privatization campaign site We Own It, The Bookseller, and Ethical Consumer Magazine, an interview on BBC Oxford (our 15-min interview comes in at 2:08 pm) and coverage in Publishers Weekly.

It’s make or break time now. We know campaigns hit a slump in the middle but with £100k still to go, we cannot afford to slow down. Let’s give it all we’ve got! Invest now at: factsandheart.org

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