The Institut Panos Paris was established in 1986 as a non governmental organisation focusing on giving support to media pluralism.
Its work stems from the conviction that information and media pluralism are essetnial for democracy, peace and citizenship.
The Institut Panos Paris endeavours to foster a media environment that reflects the diversity of our contemporary societies, where all communities, including the most marginalised, are able to express their points of view, exert their influence and contribute to local and international public debates.
During the period 2007-2010, three main programmes are being implemented in Europe, in Central Africa and in the MENA region (Middle East / North Africa) respectively.
• International migrations and Media (Migration)
• Pluralist media for peace and democracy (Central Africa)
• Media in the Mediterranean (Med en Med)
The Institut Panos Paris has been working for 20 years and is a founding member of the Panos Council, an international network of eight Panos Institutes, operating on four continents.