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Since 1821 the mission of the Guardian has been to use clarity and imagination to build hope.
Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief

Guardian Media Group is a global news organisation that delivers fearless, investigative journalism - giving a voice to the powerless and holding power to account.

Our independent ownership structure means we are entirely free from political and commercial influence. Only our values determine the stories we choose to cover – relentlessly and courageously.

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The Guardian is owned by Guardian Media Group, which has only one shareholder - the Scott Trust.

The Scott Trust, named after our longest serving editor, CP Scott, exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity.

Today more than half of our revenue comes directly from our readers, helping to support Guardian journalism and keep it open for everyone.

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The Guardian’s independent, high-impact journalism is powered by its global readership. In 2020 alone, more than 1.5 million readers supported us financially. It’s thanks to this generosity that we can provide quality, trustworthy reporting that’s open for everyone to read. With no shareholders or billionaire owner, we can investigate and challenge without fear or favour, and amplify stories that need to be told. You can show your support for our work today, in whichever way suits you best.

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The Guardian is globally renowned for its coverage of politics, the environment, science, social justice, sport and culture. Our journalists deliver agenda-setting investigations, breaking live news, compelling opinion writing and the liveliest features, as well as award-winning podcasts, video documentaries and infographics and visuals.

Our Covid-19 investigations exposed governmental and social failings, as did the Snowden Files, Panama Papers, Cambridge Analytica Files and the Windrush revelations in the UK.

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