Dendezo Media Support (DMS) aims to strengthen NGOs, companies and institutions that work to promote Freedom of ExpressionAccess to Information and Independent Journalism.

DMS is founded by Rieneke Van Santen and is connected to a network of experts. Together we help advance global independent media, human rights, free press and internet freedom projects across different sectors, offering:

  • Consultancy and advocacy
  • NGO-, grants- and media management
  • Fundraising, program development and grant proposal writing
  • Research and evaluations
  • Creative writing and public speaking
  • Human rights themed media productions

“Dendezo” is derived from the word for “freedom” in Kinyarwanda, the native language of Rwanda; a country destroyed through hate media, a country rebuilt with peace media.