RMD – Asfari Foundation
The Asfari Foundation said that Radio Rozana is a non-profit organization established by Syrian media professionals and registered in France and Turkey. It is an independent, non-sectarian, non-partisan media outlet that covers Syria’s affairs from different angles and with the highest professional and ethical standards.
The Asfari Foundation indicated that Rozana Radio has a wide network of independent correspondents inside Syria and around the world, but operates mainly in Syria, Turkey and France.
Radio Rozana believes in the importance of freedom of expression and the role of the media in building democracy and ensuring accountability.
Radio Rozana has been supported by the International Media Support (IMS), the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In 2017, the Asfari Foundation supported a training launched by Radio Rozana in favour of displaced Syrian media professionals in Turkey, so that 200 media workers would receive training to conduct their journalistic work in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. The project will also provide training for ten qualified trainers to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the training. Thus, the funding offered by the Asfari Foundation, which aims at supporting professional journalists to hone their skills, will contribute to sustaining and enhancing the independence of the Syrian media sector.