Popular Front is a grassroots media organisation that focuses solely on war and conflict. We go deeper than mainstream news in a way that makes important war coverage accessible for everyone. We’re not interested in agendas, political trends, or online arguments. We're also 100% independent, refusing any corporate investment.
We're funded through Patreon crowdfunding, merchandise sales, and independent sponsors. This way, we're able to keep producing quality conflict reporting whilst remaining free from media industry elitism and the influence of shareholders.
Established in 2018, Popular Front is one of the fastest growing independent journalism platforms. We focus on the niche details of modern warfare and under-reported conflict in a way no-one else does. We don’t dilute our reporting and we don’t try to appeal to what’s trendy—we just show the world what’s really happening in conflict zones in a way that's interesting and new.
Reportage from Popular Front is detailed, niche, and for everyone. We’re not interested in the cliques of experts, the Thinktankers, the military commentators, or “the cool kids”. Popular Front is for the misfits. You don't need a PhD or an invite to a journo dinner party to be in on this.
Popular Front was founded and is run by Jake Hanrahan, a British journalist and filmmaker.
Hanrahan has reported from Syria, Iraq, southeast Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and more. He's worked for HBO, VICE News, Esquire, Frontline PBS, ProPublica, BBC News, Bellingcat, The Guardian, and Wired.
He works as a freelance journalist. His personal site can be found at jakehanrahan.com.
Many volunteers and collaborators also keep Popular Front moving forward.