Launched in September 2017, The Scoop is a platform for independent journalism that focuses on telling thoughtful stories about the people, trends and issues shaping Brunei.

In just two years, we have become Brunei’s most popular news website, launched an annual print magazine and a weekly show on Progresif Radio.

We founded this publication with the belief that journalism is an essential public service, one that is under increasing threat from diminishing advertising revenue, censorship and bad actors in the real and virtual worlds.

We want our journalism to remain as open and accessible as possible, which is why our website has no paywall — because everyone deserves equal access to accurate news.

Our chief ambition is to inform and empower Bruneians to engage with the issues, and to help shape public discourse around topics that matter to this community. 

The Scoop is published by Scoop Media, a company founded and run by journalists.

We are funded primarily through advertising revenue, and do not have ties to corporate or government investment.

Although our product is free, journalism is still incredibly expensive to produce. This means we run an incredibly lean operation, with just a few full-time staff and a talented roster of freelancers. 



Editors: Ain Bandial, Rasidah Hj Abu Bakar

Assistant Editor: Shareen Han

Founders: Ain Bandial, Hadthiah Hazair, Rachel Thien, Rasidah Hj Abu Bakar

Web Developer: Hazirah Marzuke, Longan Digital 


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