The Finnish Foundation for Media and Development is a development foundation specialised in freedom of expression and media.

We promote freedom of expression as a human right and a cornerstone of democracy. We support and promote press freedom, more diverse media, journalists’ rights and better communication in developing countries and in Finland. We believe that freedom of expression is a corner stone of democracy and that citizens need critical, unbiased information so that they can influence the society.

Bhrikuti Rai and Sylvia Daulinge

Activities and results

journalists

We train people in the media field

In 2021, Vikes supported the training of 838 journalists and documentarists.

partners

We promote freedom of expression in developing countries

In 2021, Vikes supported the training of 838 journalists and documentarists.

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women

We support equality and female journalists

In 2021, Vikes supported the training of 838 journalists and documentarists.

News and events

Media support democracy

A free media is a prerequisite for democracy. The media support democracy in many ways: by making the voices of different groups heard, by exposing grievances and by ensuring that citizens can participate in an informed way in collective decision-making. If only one...

Media support democracy

A free media is a prerequisite for democracy. The media support democracy in many ways: by making the voices of different groups heard, by exposing grievances and by ensuring that citizens can participate in an informed way in collective decision-making. If only...

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Media creates a one-sided image from outside the West – Slovak journalism training offered new perspectives

Media creates a one-sided image from outside the West – Slovak journalism training offered new perspectives

The media has the power to create an image of migrants as "the other", said Michele Ferris Dodles at a training session for young journalists in Slovakia. The training explored how migration and the world could be approached from different perspectives. In the last...

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Our partners

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The Union of Journalists in Finland
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Otto A. Malm Donation Fund
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Association of Radio and Television Journalists
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