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Powerbase documents the communication, PR, spin and propaganda activities of public relations firms. It includes profiles on think tanks, front groups funded by industry and industry-friendly experts who can influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of transnational corporations or other special interests.
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What we do
We focus on transparency issues by profiling and investigating the activities of lobbying firms, lobbyists and corporate lobby groups. We also examine the relationship between special interests and elected representatives, including the 'revolving door'.
Another focus is on communication, spin and propaganda in party politics and in war and peace. We also cover public interest reporting on many controversial issues such as the nuclear debate, climate change, water, alcohol, food, genetically modified food and crops, and the pharmaceutical industry. The database is a public interest resource that monitors and documents both positive and negative activities in relation to spin. We include pages on whistleblowers, on critics and victims of spin, on those whose work is spun by others, and those who are associated with PR – as well as on those who practice and promote spin. See our definition of 'spin'.