Civil is a decentralized marketplace for journalism, operating a Token Curated Registry (TCR) of qualifying news providers. The goal of the Civil platform is to enhance journalistic integrity and reduce the bias inherent to the current ad-funded model of journalism. Each provider will own and operate independent channels, and determine content focus and revenue structure. The platform token, CVL, is used as a staking feature to start a newsroom, a TCR voting mechanims, and to appeal to and veto decisions made by the Civil Council surrounding issues of journalistic integrity. The CVL token is not required to view content on the platform, as newsrooms will have flexibility to accept payments in a variety of crypto and fiat currencies. Civil is a Consensys-mesh project.