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World’s media focus on scandal of child sex abuse by UK VIPs

Media across the world have increasingly focussed their attention on the ‘Westminster paedophile network’ that operated in the UK over many years. Overseas broadcasters and other international media have run special reports on “the biggest political scandal in Britain’s post-war history”, often featuring Exaro as its investigation uncovers shocking evidence that exposes the UK’s establishment – including Parliament, Whitehall and the BBC.

Press Awards nominates Exaro and Sunday People jointly

Exaro and the Sunday People have been jointly nominated in the newspaper industry’s Press Awards for ‘news team of the year’. The nomination is for a series of stunning scoops last year on the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. Exaro and the Sunday People worked together on the stories. It is highly unusual for a website to be nominated in the Press Awards, which are for newspapers. Updated 11.50pm

Exaro and David Hencke up for top awards over CSA inquiry

Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, David Hencke is nominated for politics journalist of the year in the prestigious awards, which are run by Press Gazette, the trade magazine for journalists. Updated 2 December 2014

Online Media Awards shortlists Exaro for investigative series

Exaro has been nominated in this year’s Online Media Awards for ‘best campaigning or investigative journalism’. It was shortlisted for a series that exposed how Rupert Murdoch admitted in a secretly-recorded meeting to knowing for decades that his newspaper journalists were bribing public officials. Exaro revealed another secret recording in which News International’s then chief executive said that it faced costs of £1 billion from phone hacking. Updated 11 June 2014

David Hencke nominated for Orwell Prize 2014 for Exaro scoops

Exaro’s David Hencke has been nominated in the journalism category in this year’s Orwell Prize – Britain’s most prestigious award for political writing. Hencke was nominated for his role as lead reporter on a series of investigative pieces for Exaro, two on secret recordings that exposed Rupert Murdoch and a key lieutenant, and four about allegations of child sex abuse against senior politicians.

Exaro nominated for journalism award for ‘best story of year’

Exaro has been nominated in the British Journalism Awards for breaking the ‘best story of the year’ for exposing media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Exaro is one of six media outlets nominated for ‘breaking news award’, marking the ‘best story of the year’, after revealing a series of explosive comments by Murdoch at a private meeting that was secretly recorded. Update 2 December 2013.

Exaro is free! Paywall removed so all can see our great stories

Exaro has become free to view after removing its paywall. The investigative website, launched in beta phase in October 2011, is allowing everyone to read its agenda-setting stories for free. It is part of a move by Exaro to focus on add-on data services as its main generator of revenue, rather than subscriptions to the website. And it was welcomed by regular readers.

Exaro’s Editor-in-Chief nominated for European Press Prize

Mark Watts: nominated for editing award

Exaro Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts has been shortlisted in the editor’s category of the inaugural ‘European Awards for Journalism’. The European Press Prize, formed by seven European media foundations, set up the awards to encourage high-quality journalism, in print and online, across all 47 countries of the continent.

Exaro’s David Hencke scoops political award

Exaro senior reporter David Hencke was last night named ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards 2012. Hencke’s series of stories unveiling the ‘Whitehall tax story’ beat correspondents from The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, The Times and the Mail on Sunday.

Audio: investigative journalism’s future after Newsnight fiasco


Exaro Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts discusses on LBC what the future might hold for investigative journalism. In the interview on Sunday, November 11, the day after George Entwistle resigned as the BBC’s director general over a flawed report on BBC2’s Newsnight, Watts talks with LBC presenter Clive Bull about why journalists should continue to investigate child abuse despite the BBC’s shocking error.


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