Making reliable news available. To everyone.

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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    A broader horizon

    When your view is restricted, this limits your options as well. Around the world, we help set up youth news bulletins that discuss new developments in language that can be understood by younger viewers. And we offer children and adolescents their own platforms. This way, we help them to expand their view and to share their perspectives on subjects that affect them personally.

    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
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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.

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    Alternatives to propaganda

    Sometimes, it’s difficult to find out what’s really going on. Because the state media only tell one side of the story. Or because those in power try to divert people’s attention from the actual issues.

    In Georgia, regional television stations present an alternative and have a good eye for the interests of ordinary viewers.

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Support Free Press Unlimited:

We’re able to do our work thanks to your donations and involvement. Join us as a friend!

Be a friend

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. 

Friends of Free Press Unlimited have front-row seats at all our events, get to meet the journalists we work with, and serve as a sounding board in relation to the activities and course of our organisation. Become a friend of the free press!

Support your own projects:

Do you work as a journalist? Make sure that you can continue sharing your story by applying to one of our funds!


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.


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.