AIMS AND PHILOSOPHY
The IMMF seeks to build a better future for the region
by helping to develop journalism in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and
Vietnam. While we remember those who died, our focus is on helping the
living -- colleagues in societies emerging from decades of war, poverty
Based in Thailand, gateway to the region, IMMF draws on a world-wide
network -- both formal and personal -- to run training courses, foster
exchanges and fund important media activities that will nourish a new
generation of journalists.
By putting present and future opinion leaders from the region through
intensive, highly interactive training, we hope to build bridges among the
five Southeast Asian nations. Many of our alumni form lasting personal
friendships and professional contacts through our courses.
The IMMF is totally apolitical and independent. While it does not
promote any particular journalistic style or cultural bias, it does
address itself to establishing standards of ethics and pratice within the
context of Indochina and its neighbors.
The foundation is unique among media-support organisations because it
was founded and spearheaded by working journalists with wide-ranging
contacts in the region. Many of our members and supporters covered
IMMF is a hands-on organisation, with minimal overheads. Board
members, trustees and supporters freely donate their time and talents.
Paid professionals are employed to help in administration, accounting and