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.

 

Where We Work

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10500
Hours of audio programs
13
Media Operations
in 11 countries, on 3 continents
210
hours of video programs
9500
articles on the web
17000
posts on social networks
218000
followers on Facebook and Twitter
265
media supported
509
people supported

News

November 15, 2019

Our media in the Sahel: Special co-production on migration

Studio Tamani (Mali) and Studio Kalangou (Niger), Fondation Hirondelle's projects in the Sahel, and radio Fitila de Gao in Mali have joined forces for the first time to co-produce a dialogue programme on the theme of "Irregular migration to Europe: causes, consequences and solutions".
December 11, 2019

U.N. Madrid Climate Summit Ends in Failure

This week, the 25th Conference of Parties, or “COP25”, begins in Madrid. Until December 13th, the 196 State Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be discussing the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Their priority: find ways to reverse a greenhouse emissions curve that continues to rise.
December 9, 2019

Studio Yafa organizes a training for 22 partner radios in Burkina Faso

Studio Yafa, the multimedia programme created by Fondation Hirondelle for Youth in Burkina Faso, organized a training course for 22 directors of partner radio stations. The training took place in Ouagadougou from 2 to 6 December. This workshop focused on the financial autonomy of radio stations and their security. The trainers were the President of UNALFA (Union Nationale de l'Audiovisuel Libre du Faso) and the Representative of Fondation Hirondelle in Burkina Faso, who supervises Studio Yafa.
December 6, 2019

Journalism and religious extremism: can journalists help reduce political and religious violence?

March 2016 was a particularly deadly month, with attacks in Iraq, Tunisia, Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Belgium – in Asia, Africa and Europe.
July 25, 2019

In the Central African Republic, the environment is threatened by Chinese mining operations

The population of Nola in Sangha-Mbaéré has difficulty working on the Kadéï, Mambéré and Sangha rivers. The exploitation of gold and diamonds by Chinese companies creates enormous ecological, economic and shipping problems. The local population is concerned.
October 15, 2016

Innovations in environmental reporting: what we’re learning in Sierra Leone

Can micro-grants and mentorship improve reporting on climate change in Sierra Leone? This is a question Hirondelle set out to answer with the recent launch of a reporting platform and pilot grant program, Lost Freetown Collective.
June 24, 2014

Studio Tamani, Islamic radicalism and Malian youth

Studio Tamani is a radio production studio created in 2013 by Fondation Hirondelle. It broadcasts three hours of news and programs each day, produced in Mali. We talked with Studio Tamani’s Head of Media Bernard Conchon about how the station covers Jihadist violence on a daily basis.
 
 

 

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.