Caroline Vuillemin

General Director

The beginning of 2022, marked by a new war whose international consequences remain largely unknown, encourages us to work even harder towards our ambition: the existence of free media in fair, democratic and peaceful societies.

Tony Burgener

Chairman of the Board

Factual and accurate information focused on essential needs has become a tool that offers people not only a glimmer of hope in often desperate situations but also a compass to help regain a little humanity.

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.



Highlights 2021

Hours of audio programs

246 team members worldwide

Studio Kalangou, 1st African media certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative – JTI

Launch of the Burundi Project


Policy paper on « Our Response to Disinformation »

5 Studies on Media Impact


Key numbers

Hours of audio programs

Media Operations
in 20 countries,
on 3 continents


Hours of video programs


Articles on the web


Users of our websites


Followers on Facebook and Twitter


Media supported


Million regular listeners of our 6 media
(Kantar survey 2020)

Where We Work

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June 12, 2023

2022 annual report

January 27, 2023

Humanitarian information at the heart of our training cycle in Pakistan

January 27, 2023

Massaquoi case: Finnish court of appeal arrives in Liberia

January 26, 2023

Trying Russian leaders in absentia: What would be the pros and cons?

January 24, 2023

Tunisia: Will hope for transitional justice come from Kef?

January 20, 2023

Guinea massacre trial: the “Dadis Show” fails to happen

January 19, 2023

Belgian colonial past: Commission fails on apology to victims

January 17, 2023

“Ukraine: Justice in times of war”: the full video of our debate in The Hague

January 13, 2023

Better listening for better information

December 28, 2022

Informing effectively on the ecological emergency

December 20, 2022

David Van Reybrouck: “The fight for decolonization can’t be detached from the fight against global warming”

December 12, 2022

Colombia: the truths that the former FARC are reluctant to own up to



Four Journalists, Four Stories, One Radio

Atem, Lucy, Gabriel and Shila are journalists working with Fondation Hirondelle in South Sudan. Here's what they think access to unbiased news has meant for them and the communities they report from.