May 26, 1992: Launching an International Presence
Following a successful event in Russia, above, the Freedom Forum’s first overseas office opens in Zurich, Switzerland, to advance press freedom initiatives abroad, moving to London in 1996. Other Freedom Forum international offices include the African Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Asian Center in Wan Chai, Hong Kong and the Latin American Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fifteen international journalism libraries opened to inform and train journalists in regions unaccustomed to press freedom. By 2001, international initiatives reached more than 80 countries with conferences, events and partnerships promoting press freedom and free expression.