We advocate for the Hispanic journalists to practice press freedom without restraint and promote regional network opportunities for the Americas.
Fundamedios is an organization committed to promoted freedom of expression, monitoring aggressions and risks faced by journalists, since 2007 in South America. In 2017 Fundamedios founded a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit chapter in the USA to carry out the Global South experience deploying regional networks to exchange experiences and best practices, and to advocate for Hispanic journalists’ Press Freedom in the US.
In December 2017, Fundamedios was granted with the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, in recognition of the organization’s outstanding work among the most influential media organization in South America.
In 2018, Fundamedios opened offices in Washington, D.C. and Miami to strengthen Fundamedios’ regional outreach. The organization has experience in monitoring, promoting and protecting freedom of expression and freedom of press; boosting high quality reporting; training journalist; carrying out studies and research, and promoting open discussions about journalism, media and democracy in Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Honduras, and the USA. This work has been accomplished in close partnership with media, civil society and international organizations, as well as the Inter-American and Universal Systems for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
Promote and protect press freedom and information quality with an emphasis on Hispanic media and journalists residing in the United States through the generation of networks with journalists and media in Latin America.
Promote a society with greater respect for the rights and freedoms of citizens, where no attempt is made to silence the other by thinking differently.
• Strengthen the capacities of journalists in protection mechanisms, access to information, investigative journalism and fight against corruption.
• Improve and create spaces for training, debate and reflection on journalism and press freedom in Latin America and the United States.
• Inform and pronounce on attacks against journalists and media.
• Establish solidarity networks that are activated in situations of risk for journalists and the media.
• Support Hispanic journalists in the use of the Inter-American System and the Universal Human Rights System.
• Promote the capacity of journalists to take part in regional and global networks of journalism and protection of freedom of expression.