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Free Press Unlimited

The Netherlands

Free Press Unlimited works to ensure that reliable news and information are and remain available to people across the globe. Particularly people in countries where there is little to no press freedom. By supporting local media professionals and journalists, Free Press Unlimited helps to enable as many people as possible to gain and keep access to the information they require to survive and develop.

Free Press Unlimited is active in more than 40 countries, in areas where we can make a difference. In these areas, Free Press Unlimited focuses on strengthening the capacity of local media professionals and media organisations. Together with these partners, we create room for people to speak freely, debate social issues and find out what is going on in their immediate environment.

In each area, we work together with local journalists, media pioneers and media organisations that can bring about change. Free Press Unlimited supports these ‘change agents’ in the development of their knowledge and skills. We do this in a variety of ways:

  • We work to build the capacity of journalists and media professionals at the individual level.
  • We focus on strengthening independent media organisations and on developing existing media into independent organisations.
  • Where there are no independent media to speak of, we develop journalism initiatives that are geared towards the professional provision of impartial information.
  • Under certain conditions, we offer small-scale, temporary aid in acute crises.
  • In addition, Free Press Unlimited facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience between individual journalists in the Netherlands and developing countries.