Dendezo was founded by Rieneke Van Santen in order to strengthen and promote Freedom of ExpressionAccess to Information and Human Rights worldwide.

Together with a network of experts, we help advance global independent media, human rights, free press and internet freedom projects across different sectors, offering:

  • Dendezo Media Support

Media and organizational consultancy, project management, research and writing.

  • Dendezo Productions

Human rights and social impact documentary film production.

“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.