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The Middle Ground is an independent news site that serves the middle ground of readers in Singapore and beyond. We've been publishing the news for more than a year, and we want to buck the trend of decline that incumbent publishers are facing. With TMG counting more than 250,000 users each month, it is clear that the news is still important for our society.

Helmed by veteran journalist Bertha Henson, it seeks to deliver high-quality journalism that asks the right questions. We're looking for your support to build a sustainable, credible and independent source of news and views that serves its readers first.

In the last year, we broke stories like the banking sector PDPA breaches, RI's "failure" students, and got the Shuqun Sec bully victim's family to talk. In 2017 we hope to raise awareness of social issues by running regular content on race relations, mental illness and eldercare.

We want your support! We believe that there is an audience that will put their money where their mouth (and heart) is and financially back balanced reportage from The Middle Ground.

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This amount is only a fraction of what it costs to keep the TMG team clothed and fed, but between this and other paying contracts, TMG will be able to keep running through 2017.
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