[Intelforum] Subscription: Fringe Intelligence
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From: "Roger Vleugels" <roger.vleugels at planet.nl>
To: <intelforum at lists101.his.com>
Subject: Subscription: Fringe Intelligence
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 06:24:08 +0200
Dear IntelForum mailing list members,
I ask you to consider to become a free of charge subscriber to the
Fringe journals. Both of them, Fringe Intelligence and Fringe
Spitting, are biweekly email journals. In my opinion their content is
of interest to all IntelForum list members. Below an introduction and
information on how to order them. The circulation of these specialist
journals is since this week 1,800. This means that Fringe
Intelligence has a solid position in the global top 5 of OSINT email
newsletters and that Fringe Spitting is the number 1 in the world of
FOIA, Freedom of information act, newsletters.
Fringe Intelligence [FI] offers articles on not yet established
intelligence news and on intelligence news next to mainstream; Fringe
Spitting [FS] provides news and tools for freedom of information
specialists, investigative journalists and researchers. Both journals
are free of charge and biweeklies. A maximum of 10% of the content is
about or related to the Netherlands. A subscription means four
journals per month: together more than 150 articles.
In Fringe Intelligence articles ranging from intelligence and
counterintelligence, via criminal intelligence and counter terrorism
to parapolitics and other topics with intelligence aspects.
In Fringe Spitting news and tools for research and freedom of
information, and also recently -via foia requests- disclosed new old
news partly intelligence related.
Almost all articles are internet downloads; 90+% is in English. The
quality is the quality of the source.
Fringe has 1,800 subscribers: 50% intelligence watchers and analysts,
30% press, 15% foi specialists. Of all subscribers 60% are non-Dutch,
living in 83 countries; 15% of the subscribers are employees of
government bodies [50% of them of intelligence, security and counter
terrorism agencies] and 15% of universities and colleges.
The publisher: Roger Vleugels
I am specialised in freedom of information and intelligence. I
lecture on journalism basics, investigative journalism and FOIAs in
The Netherlands and across Europe. As legal advisor I filed since
1988 more than 2,500 FOIA requests for my clients, most of them
In 1986 I started my transparency work as an independent forensic
intelligence researcher. In other words I started at the climax of
non-transparency. As intelligence specialist I research, lecture,
comment in the press, brief members of parliament and give advice to
journalists and lawyers.
Next to this regular work I edit and publish the Fringe journals.
Surfing, searching, stringers and sources
The article gathering for Fringe is for a large part based on a small
group of Dutch and foreign overt and covert stringers. Additionally
my own gathering is based on surfing the net and on more than hundred
subscriptions, feeds and alerts. In these ways I try to cover a
substantial part of the intelligence and foia sites and of a
representative part of the major newspapers and other periodicals
Some of the more specialised sources are: Article 19, BeSpacific,
Cryptogram, Cryptome, EDRi-gram, EFF, EPIC, FOIANet, FreedomInfo,
Infowarrior, Intelforum, Intellfrance, Intelligence ADI, The Memory
Hole, Mother Jones, National Security Archive, NISA, OSINT, Privacy
International, Secrecy News, Spy News, Statewatch, Terrorism Monitor
and Wobbing Europe.
Subscriptions are free of charge and enclose both journals
To order the two most recent issues mail Fringe Samples to
<mailto:roger.vleugels at planet.nl>roger.vleugels at planet.nl
To start a subscription mail: Start Fringe, to <>roger.vleugels at planet.nl
Kind regards, Roger Vleugels
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