Who are we?
YAC is the world's largest megaphone for human rights. We are a network of human rights defenders, researchers, and investigative journalists here to help you understand the events, social movements, and current headlines happening in our lives. We expose topics that often go under-reported or ignored. We investigate the causes underlying current events and explain complex stories. We give amplification where it is most needed while collaborating with affected communities or voices.
As the YAC website and network continues to grow, more funding is required to keep it running. In the past, we have relied on volunteers to donate their time, skills, resources, and funding to YAC.news and the rest of the platform. As our readership increases, our contributor base continues to expand, and outreach initiatives are being set in place, the stories we have to cover and the complexity of our work has grown substantially. Our fundraising campaign is to assist us in reaching our next steps. We have established an achievable goal of US$150,000. Meeting and surpassing this goal will be of great benefit to our community. We know that when people view the quality of articles and videos on the website the stories will resonate. Your contributions will go towards required software and hardware, hosting, DevOps, security, video and text editing, audio and visual copyright procurement, legal expenses and enhancing the website and its library of featured articles and investigations. Donations received will also be utilized to continue software development to protect the site content, allow multi-user editing and ensure it remains accessible to all readers. If our fundraising goal is met, we will be able to accurately and quickly provide the best information, news, and analysis around global events and movements. If we exceed our fundraising goal, we hope to be able to hire new journalists to expand our ability to conduct investigations, produce more articles more quickly and create great videos. Our ability to improve the site’s content will positively impact our contributors who seek a broad audience for their work, movements, or causes. Despite our nearly non-existent budget, we have made great strides. However, to push YAC.news forward more funding will be necessary.
Why support YAC?
Your gift will help create a new and revolutionary concept: independent, collaborative, actionable news. Supporting YAC means supporting an innovative, independent news organization centered around human rights. YAC collaborates with those upholding justice and social equity. By supporting YAC, you will be amplifying voices seeking justice against the powerful. As the interests of powerful politicians, oligarchs, organized crime, and corporations have come to shape the current media landscape, we at YAC aim to confront them head on.