Internews International

Internews International participants (Washington DC, 2002)
Internews International participants (Washington DC, 2002). Click here to enlarge.

Organizations Supporting Open Media Worldwide

Based in Paris, France,
Internews International is an association of over 30 non-governmental media organizations working together to support
freedom of expression around the world. II has "operational
relations" status with UNESCO
and is accredited with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Internews International® fights for the rights of journalists and the media through a network of media lawyers. It enhances tolerance and understanding through its support of independent media in emerging democracies, produces and distributes innovative television programming, and uses the media to reduce conflict within and between countries. Internews International's programs are based on the conviction that vigorous and diverse mass media form an essential cornerstone of a free and open society.

Internews projects currently span the former Soviet Union, Central Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

Established in 1996, in Paris, Internews International is currently made up of 11 Full Member Organizations and 19 Affiliated Members, with offices in 34 countries. The member organizations have signed the Articles of Association (available for download here) which state in part:

"The Association has the purpose of contributing by all tangible or intangible means to the creation and development of a worldwide network of Members in order to facilitate production, dissemination and circulation of, and access to, independent information."


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