Our Mission

Voice, Information, Dignity

Fondation Hirondelle is a Swiss non-profit organization founded in 1995, which provides information to populations faced with crisis, empowering them in their daily lives and as citizens. Founded in 1995 and based in Lausanne, Fondation Hirondelle is currently active in 8 countries on 3 continents.

Through our projects and teams in the field, we produce and broadcast information and dialogue programs using media best suited to the audiences we want to reach. We support and strengthen our media and partners through training and editorial, managerial, and structural support to enable them to function more sustainably. We evaluate the impact of our programs and contribute to research on information and media.

Through our work, millions of people in war-affected countries, post-conflict areas, humanitarian crisis and societies in democratic transition have access to media that speak to them and give them a voice.




Our Values

  • Professionalism
  • Independence from political and economic powers
  • Integrity
  • Respect and tolerance
  • An open approach to the world

Where We Work

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Hours of audio programs
Media Operations in 11 countries, on 3 continents
hours of video programs
articles on the web

posts on social networks
followers on Facebook and Twitter
media supported
people supported