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 subscriptions, merchandise sales, and independent sponsorships. 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 in the world. 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 for anyone who wants to see it. We’re not interested in the cliques of experts, the Thinktankers, the military commentators, or 'the cool kids'. If anything, 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, The Guardian, and Wired.
He works as a freelance journalist. His personal site can be found at jakehanrahan.com.
There are several people also working on the Popular Front team, mainly under the banner of Hanrahan's H11 production studio.