Our values

Independent values

Since our launch in 1986, we have campaigned for what we believe in, not what we are told to believe. We have grown a huge, global readership of independently minded individuals, who value our trusted voice and commitment to positive change.

Our core values – independent, inclusive and innovative – ensure that we are making change happen in all that we do.


Nobody tells us what to think; we make up our own mind and aren’t afraid to do things differently. Like our readers, we value honesty and integrity above outside influences.


We champion diversity, in our teams and in our reporting. Working as a team, we put transparency and effective communication at the heart of everything we do.


From the very beginning, The Independent has been breaking the mould. We take risks and are always looking to try new ideas in pursuit of excellence.

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