Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts joined presenter Iain Dale and Labour mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell for LBC’s Newsmakers to discuss Exaro’s investigation into the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. As LBC put out the final edition of several reports about the murdered schoolboy, Vishal Mehrotra, the programme discussed the case and the wider scandal that has been steadily uncovered by Exaro over more than two-and-a-half years.
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Exaro’s exposure of the ‘Westminster paedophile network’ was the topic of discussion when Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts appeared on ex-MP George Galloway’s programme on Russia Today. Watts described it as “the biggest political scandal in post-War Britain.”
Galloway said that he could not think of a bigger one before the War. Exaro has forced the authorities in the UK to focus on the issue.
Exaro has won three nominations in this year’s Online Media Awards for its outstanding journalism. We have been nominated in the awards – for the third time – for ‘best campaigning or investigative journalism’. We are also shortlisted for ‘breaking news story of the year’. And, completing the hat-trick, our Editor-in-Chief, Mark Watts, has been nominated in the awards for ‘online editor of the year’. Updated 10 June 2015
Media across the world have increasingly focussed their attention on the ‘Westminster paedophile network’ that operated in the UK over many years. Overseas broadcasters and other international media have run special reports on “the biggest political scandal in Britain’s post-war history”, often featuring Exaro as its investigation uncovers shocking evidence that exposes the UK’s establishment – including Parliament, Whitehall and the BBC.
Exaro and the Sunday People have been jointly nominated in the newspaper industry’s Press Awards for ‘news team of the year’. The nomination is for a series of stunning scoops last year on the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. Exaro and the Sunday People worked together on the stories. It is highly unusual for a website to be nominated in the Press Awards, which are for newspapers. Updated 11.50pm
Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, David Hencke is nominated for politics journalist of the year in the prestigious awards, which are run by Press Gazette, the trade magazine for journalists. Updated 2 December 2014
Exaro has been nominated in this year’s Online Media Awards for ‘best campaigning or investigative journalism’. It was shortlisted for a series that exposed how Rupert Murdoch admitted in a secretly-recorded meeting to knowing for decades that his newspaper journalists were bribing public officials. Exaro revealed another secret recording in which News International’s then chief executive said that it faced costs of £1 billion from phone hacking. Updated 11 June 2014
Exaro’s David Hencke has been nominated in the journalism category in this year’s Orwell Prize – Britain’s most prestigious award for political writing. Hencke was nominated for his role as lead reporter on a series of investigative pieces for Exaro, two on secret recordings that exposed Rupert Murdoch and a key lieutenant, and four about allegations of child sex abuse against senior politicians.
Exaro has been nominated in the British Journalism Awards for breaking the ‘best story of the year’ for exposing media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Exaro is one of six media outlets nominated for ‘breaking news award’, marking the ‘best story of the year’, after revealing a series of explosive comments by Murdoch at a private meeting that was secretly recorded. Update 2 December 2013.
Exaro has become free to view after removing its paywall. The investigative website, launched in beta phase in October 2011, is allowing everyone to read its agenda-setting stories for free. It is part of a move by Exaro to focus on add-on data services as its main generator of revenue, rather than subscriptions to the website. And it was welcomed by regular readers.
Exaro Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts has been shortlisted in the editor’s category of the inaugural ‘European Awards for Journalism’. The European Press Prize, formed by seven European media foundations, set up the awards to encourage high-quality journalism, in print and online, across all 47 countries of the continent.