Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information is a non-profit organization involved in a variety of projects to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities. Essential Information provides provocative information to the public on important topics neglected by the mass media and public policy makers.
Essential Information publishes a monthly magazine (the Multinational Monitor), books and reports, sponsors investigative journalism conferences, provides writers with grants to pursue investigations and operate clearing houses which disseminate information to grassroots organizations in the United States and the Third World. The news website Republic Report is a project of Essential Information.
- "About". Essential Information. Retrieved June 5, 2015.