This is an amazing time we live in.

Never in history has it been so easy for a journalist to reach millions and billions of people. And never has it been such a challenge for high profile authors, broadcasters and publishers to get support.

For this reason our Friends in Media i.G., a new, German-based media NGO, connects the best journalists and media executives on a global level and generates funds for stories which are not covered enough: Uplifting reports which give hope, joy, jobs, encourage peace and understanding between both nations and religions and open up new chances, especially for nature and a higher quality of life.

Our Friends in Media network supports and co-operates with major press unions, journalist networks, press clubs, universities as well as other NGOs, such as Reporters Without Borders.

What we have in common is the love of our profession, our high standards and our wish to make a difference.

Irene Hell
Founder of Friends in Media

© Photographs Irene Hell

Prinz Haakon von NorwegenUS Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in New York

Emir of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar till 2013 in Doha

Emir of Dubai Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand in Berlin

Usha and Lakshmi Mittal with Shiv Khemka in Davos


Prinz Haakon von NorwegenGeorg Kell, Executive Director of UN Global Compact in Rio de Janeiro

Emir of Dubai Danish reception at the Rio + 20 Summit: Flemming Borreskov, Special Advisor on Foundations to UN Global Compact, Sustainia Director Laura Storm, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark and Erik Rasmussen founder of Sustainia

Emir of Dubai Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of Nestlé in MIlan

Alfred R. Berkeley, former President of NASDAQ and Bob Forbes in Davos

Million thanks to Georg Kell, Executive Director of UN Global Compact, Flemming Borreskov, Founder and President of Catalytic Society and Special Advisor on Foundations to UN Global Compact, Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of Nestle, Alfred R. Berkeley, former President of NASDAQ, Bob Forbes and Shiv Vikram Khemka, Vice Chairman of SUN Group for their great support.