Dear friends, the idea that inspired us and gave birth SouthFront was both very simple and complicated at the same time. We sought to shape an endeavor that would be able to provide information on ongoing conflicts, military-political and geopolitical issues based on facts and public expertise, so being “beyond drawn borders and paid influences”.
Today SouthFront is a mostly volunteer endeavor that is driven by audience donations. Thanks to our donors and volunteers from around the world, we produce over 900 pieces of content per month, including exclusive videos and text analyses, with expenses of only about 5000 USD. Many believe that this is impossible and accuse us of taking funding from the CIA, FSB, Mossad or VAJA – depending on their personal grievances. We face ostracism in mainstream media whether western or Russian or any other “globally financed” source. This is expected and well recognized. In the global information world, any independent point of view is dangerous for the establishment.
In spite of all difficulties, we continue to do what we do.
However, if we wish to gain the opportunity to develop further, we must make additional efforts to motivate our audience to support our struggle.
Our readers and subscribers have repeatedly suggested to limit access to our content in some part and to only make it fully accessible to those who support us by donations. We, the SouthFront team, believe that this is the wrong way.
At the same time, we want to inform you that we have decided to introduce some innovations that will in no way limit access to our content, but will provide additional opportunities for those of our supporters who regularly support SF and wish for our further development.
Now, people supporting SouthFront via Patreon will have the opportunity to enjoy additional features. Depending on the chosen subscription option, you can get access to various features from one-day early access to analytical videos to the ability to suggest and vote on future topics to cover, to participation in monthly Q&A sessions among other options.
To find out more about these features and to support SouthFront, please, visit our page on Patreon. A first list of possible topics for future analytical videos is awating your vote.
Dear friends, the aforementioned features are not aimed at our Patreon supporters only. If you support SouthFront via other channels and are interested in getting access to these opportunities, please, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to emphasize that these innovations, will not limit the access to SouthFront content for those of our readers and subscribers, who have no opportunity to support the organization. They are designed primarily to provide additional opportunities to SouthFront supporters.