Fondation Hirondelle

Fondation Hirondelle, Media for Peace and Human Dignity, is a global nonprofit based in Switzerland that provides information that is impartial and relevant in crisis zones and post-conflict situations. Our radio stations provide daily live news and information programming that is broadcast nationally through FM, SW, satellite feeds, and community radio stations. Transmitting the know-how to run a high-quality radio station constitutes our daily task.

Fondation Hirondelle
Avenue du Temple 19c
Lausanne, N/A 1012
Switzerland
41-21-654-2020
http://www.hirondelle.org

Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Marie Etter

Management Team

Jean-Marie Etter, Catherine Bondolfi, Yves Laplume, Caroline Vuillemin, Jean-Luc Mootoosamy, Jean-Pierre Husi, Mick Decosterd, Julia Crawford, Samuel Turpin, Timothee Tosti, Nicolas Boissez, Muaz Cisse, Nsa Bee, Luisa Sanchez,

Board of Directors

Serge Chappattte, Romaine Jean, Olivier Vodoz, Paul Grossrieder, Dick Marty, Serge Michel,

Project Leaders

Sharon Bylenga

Mission

Fondation Hirondelle, Media for Peace and Human Dignity, is a global nonprofit based in Switzerland that provides information that is impartial and relevant in crisis zones and post-conflict situations. Our radio stations provide daily live news and information programming that is broadcast nationally through FM, SW, satellite feeds, and community radio stations. Transmitting the know-how to run a high-quality radio station constitutes our daily task.

Programs

Fondation Hirondelle is known for its ability to quickly build high-caliber radio stations in complicated crisis zones and post-conflict situations, often in partnership with the UN. Presently we have six projects in Africa, including five independent news and information radio stations and one press agency. The largest stations are in Sudan (Radio Miraya) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Radio Okapi), two of the three largest nations in Africa.

Statistics on Fondation Hirondelle

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $9,900,000
  • Annual Budget for 2008: $9,800,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $10,000,000
  • Other funding sources: Our support is mainly from European governments and Canada.
  • Religious Affiliation: None