Our Mission

The World Free Press Institute is a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1997. Our mission is to improve, support and strengthen a free press in its role as a government watchdog  and opponent of tyranny around the world.


Clay Haswell converses with students about investigative reporting at 
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.


Our goal is the disinterested education of  student and working journalists in the skills needed to maintain independence and credibility in a free-market economy. We offer training programs, on-site assistance, and expertise in media business and management issues. We also provide a wide variety of journalism skill programs ranging from basic reporting and editing to sophisticated specialty reporting techniques in all areas of traditional and new media.

Funding for our programs has been provided by UNESCO, the Ford Foundation, the Eurasia Foundation, the Upjohn Foundation, Friederich Ebert Stiftung, and private individuals who share our commitment to the free exchange of ideas and information.


WFPI European Director Tatiana Repkova pauses during a lecture at the 
Uganda Management Institute in Kampala, Uganda.