CROWDFUNDING: Protect Press Freedom & Independent Journalism
On December 4, 2020, we launched our crowdfunding campaign with the goal of continuing our independent and non-profit journalism for the year 2021. This campaign will end on the 6th of January 2021.
The corona crisis and the fact that social media is limiting the reach of independent media such as our on YouTube, we have been put in a very difficult situation where our reach and donations are getting affected adversely. Every year since our founding in the year 2014, we were able to gain new subscribers every month. Our videos were suggested by YouTube to new audiences. This trend however was reversed starting in October of this year where our videos are rarely, if at all, getting suggested to new audiences. We are not winning any new subscribers, which is unprecedented given our past record. In addition the corona crisis is having a major impact on our economy and affecting our donations adversely. Our one time as well as monthly donations are below our operative costs every month, and if we continue with this trend, we will have to close our operations the summer of 2021.
VIDEO: An Important Message for our Supporters
We need your support now more than ever before. We would like to continue covering the most pressing issues of our society not being adequately covered by corporate media. This includes our regular reporting on press freedom cases – especially on Julian Assange. A true and vibrant democracy can only function when individuals collectively understand the value of an independent and free press – the fourth estate – and protect it with vigor. Your support will be essential in order to uphold the foundations of a free press. To find out how to participate in our Campaign, check out the donation options in the description of this video. Thank you for your love and generosity! Below on this page you will find out how you can donate and support our work.
For Donors based in the U.S.: Become a regular Donor via PatreonVisit: https://www.patreon.com/acTVism
Donate via PayPal
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Donate via Betterplace.org
- Visit: https://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/51400-actvism-munich-crowdfunding
- Betterplace.org is for one time donations as well as regular donations.
- Regular Donations: Below the “Donate Now” button you will find “Donate Regularly”
- This platform will automatically generate a tax-deductible receipt if you are based in Germany.
Only donations from Germany are tax deductible. Please contact us at [email protected] for a donation receipt.
Why should you support our journalism?
Thanks to your support in our Crowdfunding campaign of 2019, we were able to provide a platform for numerous local and international experts (also in German translation) in 2020. Among the renowned experts and journalists who appeared on our channel were WikiLeaks, Nils Melzer, Glenn Greenwald, Jennifer Robinson, Jill Stein, Edward Snowden, Abby Martin, Ernst Wolff, Peter Kuznick, Noam Chomsky, Bill Black, Linsey McGoey, Nicholas Shaxson, Chris Hedges, Tariq Ali and many others. We not only focused on experts, but also on local initiatives relentlessly every day to make the world a better place. These included Sea Shepherd Germany e.V., Mehr Demokratie e.V., Whistleblower Network, Sanktionsfrei e.V., Stopp Air Base Ramstein, Munich Alliance against War and Racism, and Initiative for Yemen. All of this had a major impact in 2020: Our channel recorded 4.6 million views, 722,500 hours were watched in total and we were able to gain over 47,700 new subscribers! To put our 2020 progress into context: Since our launch, our channel has reached a total of approximately 10.1 million views, 1.7 million hours have been watched and gained approximately 88,000 subscribers. 2020 was by far the best year since our founding. If you support our crowdfunding campaign, not only will you be building on this solid foundation, but your donations will also have a huge impact in informing people around the world about the most pressing issues of our time!
Information is the currency of a democracy. However, your support is the foundation on which this currency can thrive and find its strength – let us become part of a meaningful change!
Our entire team thanks you for your generosity!