Our story

  • Our belief

    We all need reliable news and relevant information. To know what’s going on in our community, and in the world at large. To stay clear of danger, lose harmful preconceptions, stand up for ourselves and take advantage of new opportunities. Honest reporting can open your eyes, and expand your horizon – particularly when you live in an unstable or impoverished region.

    Free Press Unlimited wants people to have access to the information they need to develop and prosper. 
    People deserve to know. 

  • Our approach

    You can reach a lot of people through the media. Around the world, local journalists and media organisations take it on themselves to keep their audiences informed. No matter what they come up against. We support these brave individuals in countries where there is no press freedom, in regions torn by war and conflict and in countries in transition.

    We support them with equipment, trainings, emergency aid and innovative solutions. So that they can reach more people – with better stories.

  • Our results

    Every day, our projects demonstrate the crucial importance of relevant, factual information. Refugees in Darfur hear which way to head for safety; Bangladeshi farmers learn which price is fair for their products; children find out that the world is a lot bigger than their village.

    And the great thing about relevant, factual information is that it can open your eyes. Once people realise that they deserve to know, for many of them, there’s no turning back.

On screen

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    Citizen journalists report local stories

    While the Internet makes global news more and more accessible for Zimbabweans, they often do not have a clue what goes on a few miles away. That is why citizen journalists of the Mobile Community Zimbabwe do what other media do not: they inform citizens of what happens in the rest of Zimbabwe.

    Read on
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    Press Freedom Monitor 2015

    The share of the world’s population that enjoys a free press stands at less than 14 percent, or fewer than one in seven people, according to a report just released by Freedom House. Watch this animation of the Freedom of the Press report 2015, by Freedom House and Free Press Unlimited.

    Read on
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    News saves lives

    In the midst of a war, reliable information becomes as important as oxygen. Do you need to stay or flee? Is any help on its way? How do you stay in touch with your family? In a conflict zone, knowing what is going on around you can be of life-and-death importance.

    For the people of Darfur, Radio Dabanga is the sole reliable source of information in the region.

    Read on
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    Safety and anonymity

    Investigative reporters depend on their sources for information. But what if people are too scared to talk? Méxicoleaks enables whistleblowers to share information and documents with the Mexican media safely, anonymously and online. Because safety and anonymity are important in a country where those in power are not afraid to use brute force to protect their position.

    Read more about Méxicoleaks

News

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Your support helps us to set up new projects in regions that other funds don’t necessarily view as priority areas. We may also use your donation to launch new projects in conflict areas where people have an immedeate need for objective news and information. 

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Reporters respond

Reporters Respond is an emergency fund for journalists. The fund helps individual journalists whose equipment has been destroyed or who have been subjected to intimidation to get back to work as soon as possible.

DUTCH POSTCODE LOTTERY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS

Are you a Dutch speaking journalist? Would you like to make a reportage about a social or environmental issue in a developing country, but are you held back by a lack of funds? In that case, feel free to apply to our Postcode Lottery Fund for Journalists.