Don't hate the media, become the media

Don't hate the media, become the media

About Us

We are citizen livestreamers. People like you are us.

Independence Live is a collective of citizen livestreamers who produce live video at events, which the mainstream media will not cover. We have livestreamed over 800 events since November 2013 and all for FREE. Our success and continued growth is down to the dedication of our volunteers and the support of our viewers. We cover political, social and cultural events and news stories in Scotland but also across the globe using Skype livestreams with our foreign citizen correspondents.

Our Aims

We have two main aims: one is to facilitate and democratise the news coverage from anywhere by using citizen livestreamers and a second is to further expand our group across Scotland. We currently have over 25 individuals involved including a Glasgow and Edinburgh group.

Independence Live collaborations with other emerging media organisations

Scotland has emerged from its independence referendum in 2014 with a vibrant and innovative new media sector. Each of these media organisations performs a different role, often on a very modest funding model, so collaboration is of vital importance to maximise the reach and efficency of our new media. Independence Live continues to be at the centre of these collaborations. Here are some examples of our work with other media organisations in Scotland.

Independence Live: "With us, there's no hiding place"

Common Space article on Independence Live

Behind the camera: How your support makes Kevin Gibney's Indy Live work possible

Common Space article on Independence Live

Interview with journalist Liam O'Hare on London anti-Tory protests

Liam O'Hare on London protests

Interview with tenant farmer Andrew Stoddart

Jen Stout interviews Andrew Stoddart live in 2016

Common Space round up, live from their news room

Common Space round up, live from their news room

Live interviews at Scotland Against Trump

David Jamieson interviews Pinar Aksu and Lewis Dougan

Livestreaming to May elections 2015

Kiltr article on Independence Live

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky interview, Sep 2015

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis interview, Nov 2015

Paul Mason

Paul Mason interview

John McTernan

John McTernan interview

Prof John Curtice

Prof John Curtice interview

A quick word with Mike Small, Aug 2014

Mike Small

The Bella Review of 2016

Bella's Review of the year

Robin McAlpine: After Brexit: the Politics of a Future Referendum. RIC2016

Robin McAlpine: After Brexit: the Politics of a Future Referendum. RIC2016

Episode 100: Independence Live

Episode 142: The Demographics of Indy

Episode 143: Richard Walker at SIC #BuildYES

Episode 144: Cat Boyd / Yes2 at SIC #BuildYES

Episode 145: Stewart Kirkpatrick / Sarah Beattie-Smith at SIC #BuildYES

Episode 146: Craig Murray on observers / Lesley Orr & Patrick Harvie at SIC #BuildYES

Friends of Wings social, Glasgow

Friends of Wings social, Glasgow

Friends of Wings social, Edinburgh

Friends of Wings social, Edinburgh

Friends of Wings meetup

Friends of Wings meetup

Bether Thegither live video

Blether Thegither

Alistair Carmichael court hearing

Alistair Carmichael court hearing
Independence Live team prepare for #BuildYES

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