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  • Cotton Tree News at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone is counteracting misinformation on the Ebola virus through fact based reporting and live debate. More -->

     

     

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  • Access to information and communications technologies and a free and independent media are effective means to contribute to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More-->

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  • In Bangui, a trusted source of information in a time of uncertainty. More -->

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  • Two years ago the last armed conflict in western Europe ended.  Now,Hope vies with frustration as transitional justice measures attempt to address the legacy of half a century of violence. More>>

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  • "I like the idea of allowing others to be informed while remaining neutral, and not influencing peoples’ opinions and positions, so as to create a world where people are not sheep, where they are aware of what is happening and are able to make their own decisions". Rokia Traore at Studia Tamini More>>

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  • Malian musicians are collaborating with Fondation Hirondelle's newest media, Studio Tamani, to create music that reflects all Malian voices. More>>

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  • A call for support for our Central African colleagues at Radio Ndeke Luka More>>

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    Mali
  • Mali

    In Mali there are nearly 300 radios, several dailies,  and a few weeklies, so at first glance a wealth of diversity when it comes to the press. In reality the media is extremely poor in news quality and most often it remains relatively partisan. More>>

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    Sustainable media
  • Sustainable media

    Technology is altering the media landscape in post-conflict African countries.  The challenge for public service media operators is to use new technology, tools and methods to create efficient broadcasting models with diverse revenue streams. More>>

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    Reporting on sexual violence
  • Reporting on sexual violence

    Women and girls are uniquely and disproportionately affected by armed violence. Radio Okapi plays a critical role in reporting on sexual violence in DRC.  More»

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    Media Entrepreneurs
  • Media Entrepreneurs

    How do small private and community radios in Africa generate revenue to operate? More »

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    Bangui: Journalism in Times of Crisis
  • Bangui: Journalism in Times of Crisis

    The role of media is vital at any time, and especially during a time of crisis. A misplaced word, an ambiguous phrase, a name, a title, and things can escalate quickly. This is the delicate situation which Radio Ndeke Luka in Bangui, Central African Republic, has been facing for more than a month. More »

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    Our Mission
  • Our Mission

    Hirondelle USA is a non-profit organization that advances the right to information through the practice of journalism. More »

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  • Voice, Information, Dignity

    Hirondelle USA is a non-profit organization that advances the right to information through the practice of journalism. Through our partnership with Fondation Hirondelle we bring solutions to the opportunities and challenges of implementing large-scale media projects in the world’s most vulnerable and volatile regions.

    We believe that creating public service media that evolve into effective media businesses that are viable and financially independent is the best guarantee that communities will have access to the information they need to lead healthy and productive lives as engaged citizens.

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