Morning Star News is the only independent news service focusing exclusively on persecution of Christians. Founded by former Compass Direct News editor Jeff M. Sellers, the news service’s mission is to provide complete, reliable, even-handed news in order to empower those in the free world to help persecuted Christians, and to encourage persecuted Christians by informing them that they are not alone in their suffering. Morning Star News relies on a network of professionally trained, veteran journalists around the world. It is funded by donations and distributed free.
WorldWatch Monitor reports on Christians around the world under pressure for their faith. It does this by commissioning trusted, veteran journalists around the world to report on persecution, providing breaking news and in-depth analysis. It is funded by donations and distributed free.
Founded by British journalist Dan Wooding,
ASSIST News Service publishes a wide variety of Christian news, covering persecution, mission and general interest. Dan Wooding was born in Nigeria to missionary parents. After a stint as a tabloid journalist, he devoted himself to telling the stories of church around the world. This too is funded by donations and distributed free.
Christian Advocacy groups (International)
(in alphabetical order)
Of these, Open Doors and Voice of the Martyrs are the oldest and biggest, with offices, resources and prayer groups located in many countries around the world.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is a Catholic Charity helping those suffering Christian persecution worldwide.
Australian advocacy group
Christian Faith and Freedom (Canberra, Australia)
Director of Advocacy: Elizabeth Kendal
Recommended for UK
Mainstream secular think-tanks and forums that provide helpful political analysis
Gatestone Institute is a “non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think-tank dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report”.
Middle East Forum provides high quality monitoring of events and movements in the Middle East as well as threats from the Middle East.
Asia Times Online provides quality Internet-only publications that report on and examine geopolitical, political, economic and business issues from an Asian perspective.
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East and South Asia through their media.
The Foreign Policy Research Institute is a US think-tank devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance US national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.
Excellent subscription-based intelligence and analysis
Stratfor Global Intelligence is a subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis. Stratfor uses a unique, intelligence-based approach to gathering information via rigorous open-source monitoring and a global network of human sources. Analysts then evaluate events looking through the objective lens of geopolitics.
Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy is the subscription-based magazine of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA).