Finished 14 / 07 / 2016
Funded!
Received
€ 98.285
Minimum
€ 70.000
Optimum
€ 150.000
3372 Backers
Contributing € 3
Acknowledgement and follow-up of the IBEXtigation
Acknowledgement on our webpage and a monthly newsletter with exclusive news on the investigative work on the IBEX35 companies. The acknowledgement and the newsletter are included as rewards for all sponsors.
> 224 Backers
Contributing € 5
Electronic magazine
Receive the september issue of La Marea in digital format, on top of the acknowledgements and monthly newsletter.
> 375 Backers
Contributing € 12
E-book on IBEX35
E-book (epub format) including all 35 complete dossiers of the IBEX35 companies, once they have been published.
> 923 Backers
Contributing € 24
Electronic subscription, 12 numbers
Electronic subscription (12 numbers) to the monthly magazine La Marea + e-book on the IBEX35 companies.
> 516 Backers
Contributing € 35
Paper book on IBEX35 + T-shirt
Paper edition of the book including all 35 complete dossiers of the IBEX35 companies, + T-shirt #yoIBEXtigo (only within Spain).
> 482 Backers
Contributing € 45
Paper subscription to La Marea, 6 issues
Receive 6 issues of the monthly paper magazine + paper edition of the IBEX35 book + T-shirt #yoIBEXtigo (only within Spain).
> 190 Backers
Contributing € 47
ABROAD SHIPMENT: paper book on IBEX35 + T-shirt
Paper edition of the book including all 35 complete dossiers of the IBEX35 companies, + T-shirt #yoIBEXtigo (shipment abroad).
> 32 Backers
Contributing € 55
Tote bag + paper subscription + book + T-shirt
Exclusive design #yoIBEXtigo cloth bag + 6 issues of the monthly paper magazine + paper edition of the IBEX35 book + T-shirt #yoIBEXtigo (only within Spain).
> 95 Backers
Contributing € 70
Paper subscription to La Marea, 12 issues
Receive 12 issues of the monthly paper magazine + paper edition of the IBEX35 book + T-shirt + cloth bag #yoIBEXtigo (only within Spain).
> 169 Backers
Contributing € 90
Libro Franquismo S.A. en papel
Te llevas el libro impreso de Antonio Maestre Franquismo S.A. + la revista mensual en papel 12 números + el libro sobre el IBEX35 en papel + camiseta + bolsa de tela con diseño exclusivo #yoIBEXtigo.
> 15 Backers
Contributing € 140
Online seminar on investigative journalism
Do you want to know whether real investigative journalism work is like it appears in the movies? What tools do we have to dissect the powerful? Which steps do we follow? Join this online seminar on investigative journalism (date to be agreed) + 12 paper issues + cloth bag + T-shirt + book.
> 23 Backers
Contributing € 210
Meeting to select the contents for the 4th aniversary of La Marea
In december we will celebrate our 4th birthday. We invite you to join the staff and participate in the selection of the contents that will be included in the special issue. Plus, online seminar, 12 paper issues, cloth bag, T-shirt and book. Además, seminario online + suscripción de 12 números en papel + libro + camiseta + bolsa.
> 05 Backers
Contributing € 350
Dinner with La Marea collaborators (4th aniversary)
Meet with the staff and our frequent collaborators. Between bites, we will have time to discuss the news and you will get the opportunity to ask what you always wanted to know about journalism work. This will take place around December 2016 - January 2017. [Does not include travel expenses]. Plus, all of the above: participate in the selection of the contents + online seminar + 12 paper issues + cloth bag + T-shirt + book.
> 08 Backers
Contributing € 500
Face-to-face course for two people
Face-to-face course for two people on a topic to choose among literary journalism, cooperative journalism or gender perspective in information. To take place in Madrid or Barcelona in dates to be agreed. [Does not include travel expenses] Plus, two T-shirts, two bags and two paper books.
> 04 Backers
Contributing € 750
Face-to-face course for four people
Face-to-face course for four people on a topic to choose among literary journalism, cooperative journalism or gender perspective in information. To take place in Madrid or Barcelona in dates to be agreed. [Does not include travel expenses] Plus, four T-shirts, four bags and four paper books.
> 00 Backers
Contributing € 1.000
Face-to-face course for six people (we travel to your city)
Face-to-face course for six people on a topic to choose among literary journalism, cooperative journalism or gender perspective in information. To take place in your city, within the Peninsula and in dates to be agreed. Plus, six T-shirts, six bags and six paper books which we will deliver in person.
> 01 Backers

About this project

#weIBEXtigate with La Marea: we investigate, we inform, we transform

Needs

Task Minimum Optimum
Investigating the 35 IBEX companies (2000€/company) and publishing on paper and online
Salaries and costs derived from the investigation (access records, travels, etc). Publication of 35 dossiers on paper and, partially, online.
€ 70.000 € 70.000
Paper edition of the project #weIBEXtigate and donation to public libraries
Extension of the paper edition of the book with the results of the project, in order to donate copies to public libraries and to other entities that are open to the people and which apply for it.
€ 10.000
Digital edition of the book 'Franquismo, S.A.' by Antonio Maestre
On top of specific information about IBEX35 companies which owe their success to the favours by the francoist dictatorship, this will include articles about companies not included in this index.
€ 10.000
Paper edition of the book 'Franquismo S.A.' and donation to public libraries
In additon to paper edition only for funders, we increase the printing and donate copies to public libraries and another institutions open to citizenship.
€ 10.000
More investigative journalism: the business of healthcare
Special issue about companies that profit from healthcare. Details on the 17 autonomous communities: waiting lists, privatizations, state of the hospitals, medical research....
€ 20.000
More investigative journalism: the business of education
Especial sobre empresas que se lucran con la educación. Análisis de la presencia de las empresas en las universidades de todo el Estado.
€ 20.000
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Docuweb covering the results of the investigations
Publication of the a docuweb, videos and additional graphical material on lamarea.com webpage under an open license.
€ 10.000
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

For months we have been hearing about political parties that rule for the IBEX35 and about the fear among companies in this index of certain political movements coming to power. But what do we actually know about the most influential companies of the country? Is the information we read about them on the media the one we need or the one that best serves their interest?

At La Marea we think that leak-based journalism is too often priorised over investigative journalism. The first reason is undeniable: searching for information and going through data like a worker ant is very expensive and, often, it does not pay. One gets more clicks by publishing funny videos and photos, or by repeating the latest exchange of statements between currently trending politicians.

The second reason is related with the way the media are financed in this time of crisis that seems chronic. The companies of the IBEX35 are their main income source. Thus, when a leak damaging these companies reaches the media, their CEOs need to ponder whether it is worth publishing. Rarely will they start an investigation about these companies on their own initiative. Nobody bites the hand that feeds them.

La Marea can do this, if you want to. Our ethical code for advertisers guarantees our editorial independence. In our pages you will never see ads of banks that evict people, nor of companies that mistreat the environment or the dignity of people. Simply put, we believe that one cannot preach a principle and profit from its opposite. On top of independence, we practice coherence.

Now we want to go much further and analyse these companies in detail, one by one. We will publish attractive, in-depth reports with the goal of getting them the maximum exposure. Information is essential for the citizenry to be able to defend from abuses and reclaim their rights.

Thus, with you: WE INVESTIGATE, WE INFORM, WE TRANSFORM.

Main features

The project #weIBEXtigate aims at analysing the 35 publicly traded companies included in the IBEX35 index (Telefónica, Repsol, BBVA, La Caixa, Iberdrola, Acciona, Endesa, Inditex…) and their lobbies. With this goal, we will dedicate the coming years to:
-collect and study all available information on primary and secondary sources (official records, archives, publications...)
-interview people in charge of these companies, those affected by their
practices, official organizations, NGOs, unions and professional associations.


Final contents will depend on the nature of each individual company. In all of them we will examine:
-Economic data and modus operandi
-Revolving doors. Lobbying and influence on legislation.
-Main stakeholders. Origin of their wealth and activity.
-Labour policy. Subsidiaries. Practices abroad.
-Gender perspective.

The dossiers on each company will be published on the monthly magazine La Marea and in the webpage lamarea.com, so that it can be accessed by the highest number of people.

Why this is important

This project enriches the whole citizenry. It is aimed, especially, to those of you who believe in the democratization of the media and bet on them being owned by the people, instead of large corporations with an agenda that serve the powerful, limiting and distorting information.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

With 70.000 euro:
Documentation and publication of reports about each of the 35 IBEX35 companies. Edition of a digital book (epub format) of the project #weIBEXtigate. Paper edition, limited to the sponsors that choose this reward. Partial publication online (under copyleft license).

With 80.000 euro: wider DIFFUSION
On top of that, paper edition of the #weIBEXtigate project. Donations to public libraries and collectives that express an interest. Edition of a docuweb and videos on lamarea.com under copyleft license.

Above 85.000 euro: more INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM. FRANQUISMO, S.A. (Francoism, Inc.)
Edition of the digital book (epub format) Franquismo, S.A., by Antonio Maestre. This work will include not only specific information of IBEX35 companies that owe their wealth to favours by the francoist dictatorship, but also articles on companies not included in this index. Paper edition limited to sponsors that choose this reward.

With 90.000 euro: wider DIFFUSION
Paper edition of the project Franquismo, S.A. Donation to public libraries and collectives that express an interest. Docuweb Franquismo, S.A. and related videos available on lamarea.com under copyledt license.

With 120.000 euro: more INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: THE BUSINESS OF HEALTHCARE
Special issue on companies that profit on healthcare. We will review the state of Spanish healthcare in the 17 autonomous communities: waiting lists, privatizations, state of the hospitals, medical research...

With 150.000 euro: more INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: THE BUSINESS OF EDUCATION
Special issue about companies that profit from education. Analysis of the presence of companies in universities all over the country.

If so many of you join us that #weIBEXtigate together beyond the optimal amount of 150.000 euro... we will use the rest for technical improvements and to extend our staff in order to tackle new investigations that we already have in mind.

Team and experience

The monthly magazine La Marea has been publishing information on transnationals for more than three years. Ever since the first number, entitled "Ruling for the capital", we have analysed their labout policies, the origin of their wealth -some linked to francoism- the consequences of their expansion overseas and their influence in the preparation of rules, treaties and even of newspieces.

Besides the staff journalists (Thilo Schäfer, Antonio Maestre, Magda Bandera,
Olivia Carballar, Edu Muriel, etc.), the investigative team will collaborate with others such as NGOs, associations, unions and fellow media.

Social commitment