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05-11-2006, 11:21 AM
Counterterrorism Blog - Please Support Independent, Open-Source Research, Starting With Bill Roggio's Embed in Afghanistan (http://counterterrorismblog.org/2006/05/please_support_independent_ope.php).

To our loyal readers: Over the past 16 months, tens of thousands of individuals have come to rely on The Counterterrorism Blog to provide unbiased, thought-provoking reporting and analysis on the daily happenings in the Global War on Terror. The CTB has become a recognized leader in the security blogging community because we remain committed to institutional independence and rely on world-class contributors to the counterterrorism space. Today, I am asking you to help the CTB continue this tradition by supporting the efforts of the newly created Counterterrorism Foundation (http://counterterrorismblog.org/foundation.php), which will fund the Blog’s activities and an aggressive plan for expansion.

Of immediate note, the Counterterrorism Foundation will fund Bill Roggio’s upcoming embed to Afghanistan (http://counterterrorismblog.org/2006/05/embedding_in_afghanistan_1.php), where he will tour with the Canadian military, producing daily accounts from the field coupled with pictures and analysis, just as he did so well in Iraq last year (http://www.counterterrorismblog.org/foundation_iraq-embed.php). Supporting independent embedded reporting and the CTB are perfect examples of why the establishment of the Counterterrorism Foundation is so important in today’s corporate media age. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation will be devoted to the promotion of innovative research and reporting on the GWOT. The Foundation will focus on alternative media projects and research endeavors that highlight underreported stories, offer unique approaches to coverage, and promote qualified but non-instutionally supported researchers and journalists.

In order to demonstrate my commitment to the vision of the Counterterrorism Foundation and my faith in projects such as Bill’s embed to Afghanistan, I am going to personally donate at least $500 to the Foundation. Although we have achieved much since we began, the CTB and the Foundation cannot succeed without your support (http://counterterrorismblog.org/foundation.php).