Who we are

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. Since its cre­ation Fon­da­tion Hiron­delle, based in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land, has worked in 18 coun­tries on 3 continents.

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

Our vision

Inde­pen­dent, cred­i­ble and impar­tial infor­ma­tion that is close to its audi­ence con­tributes to end­ing con­flict and build­ing more peace­ful soci­eties. Access to this type of infor­ma­tion, which is rec­og­nized under Arti­cle 19 of the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Human Rights helps:

  • A pop­u­la­tion to make informed decisions
  • Restore trust between dif­fer­ent com­po­nents of society
  • Fight against entrenched ideas that fuel conflict
  • Give a voice to mar­gin­al­ized communities
  • Pro­mote dialogue
  • Con­tribute to the inclu­sive devel­op­ment of societies

Our approach

Fon­da­tion Hiron­delle prac­tices and defends respon­si­ble, inde­pen­dent, accu­rate jour­nal­ism in con­flict and post-con­flict sit­u­a­tions, in human­i­tar­i­an crises and coun­tries in demo­c­ra­t­ic tran­si­tion. Our infor­ma­tion cov­ers the news in the coun­tries and regions where we work, as well as key issues that con­nect societies.

Our debate pro­grams bring togeth­er all polit­i­cal and social com­po­nents of soci­ety. They facil­i­tate the par­tic­i­pa­tion of ordi­nary peo­ple in pub­lic debate, and cre­ate a plat­form where every­one has a voice and peo­ple can seek com­mon solu­tions to problems.

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