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From the Newswire
  • Gustavo Petro Becomes Colombia’s First Leftist President
  • U.S. Senate Passes Sweeping Climate, Healthcare Bill
  • At Least Nine Injured in Mass Shooting in Downtown Cincinnati
  • Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel, Islamic Jihad Takes Effect in Gaza
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo Shot Dead in Nightclub
  • London Museum to Return 72 Looted Benin Artifacts to Nigeria
  • Australia Wins Its 1,000th Commonwealth Games Gold Medal
  • Alabama City Disbands Police Department After Racist Text Messages
  • Australia Wins First Women’s Cricket Gold Medal in Commonwealth Games
  • Ukraine Grain Convoy Departs Port
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We are the Fourth Estate® — a public benefit entity obligated to hold paramount the best interests of society, particularly those who are impacted by our journalism.

At a time when the virtues of truth, transparency, objectivity, accuracy, and fairness are under attack, we consider it our duty to uphold and defend them.

Our Mission

We contribute to healthy societies by fostering, supporting, and incubating a sustainable, and vibrant free press.

Core Journalism Principles

Truth, Transparency, and Community, define our news values: who we are, how we work, what we believe in, and what we stand for.

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A world in which citizens are equipped with the news and information they need to make wise decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.

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    The Fourth Estate has announced that it will be canceling attendance of any large physical conferences and events through December 2022 due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.

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    The Fourth Estate is working to make a secure and reliable encrypted messenger application suitable for the unique security and use requirements of journalists and news organizations and usable on any modern smartphone, or on any application. 

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