A new Media project hits Bolton with the launch of Bolton RISE a community led alternative news website.
This is the Home of Bolton RISE and we are offering the Bolton community all the Truths about Bolton. Bolton Rise (BR) will provide news coverage, investigative journalism and more.
"Not only will we be providing Bolton with the truth and supporting the community in getting real life stories in to the public domain via our web site and social media but we aim to release a printed news paper later in the year" Said the acting chair and chief editor Damien Walsh.
The organisation was formed after finding a gap in media market. "The main stream media produce stories that are inaccurate, miss leading, manipulating and often complete lies they often set out to divide communities and have an hidden agenda controlled or manipulated by government agents. This is not only true for the main stream media at both national and local levels but for many smaller so called alternatives and one man band bloggers. Often Local government and their agencies support and fund these people and ventures so they can manipulate the people at a community level Bolton is no exception to this.
With the demand for more alternative media, a rise in social media news and the exposure of main stream media lies Bolton RISE was Born.
The launch of the web site on 23/01/2017 is just the start of Bolton's Truths. The website and social media will not be functioning at its full capacity until the end of February 2017 when it will announce its official launch date and reveal its full plans for the future.
The media organisation is appealing to the community for volunteers form Writers, Journalist, investigators, photographers to admin staff, promoters and editors. " We are also looking for Whistle Blowers and informers to share information. We have already had a number of whistle blowers come forward from both the private and public sector including the Police force, local council and senior NHS teams
If you would like to get involved or learn more please contact us via the web link on our Join us page.
The Organisation would also like trades people, local businesses and advertisers to back the organisation and taking up advertising space or sponsoring them to keep the organisation going.
"Donations from our readers will also be vital in these early days."
Roger Wecken - Acting Director of operations who has helped initiate the operation said "where there is lies and deceit the truth is never far away" Roger is expecting to take a journalistic role once the organisation is fully operational. He has a wealth of experience in the field of Journalism and has spent many years in the German media industry.
Bolton RISE chairman said "This will be a testing but, very interesting time for Bolton as we provide its citizens with the truth, which is long overdue. We have already seen a shift on a national level to alternative media. I really believe the key is to create a shift on a local level as local media is no different in facilitating the main stream agenda.