About us

International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, authoritarian rule and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to promote press freedom, strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances. Read more about IMS here.

IMS was established in 2001 in the wake of the tragic events in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia where these and other conflicts saw media being manipulated and used as a tool to fuel violent conflict. IMS was set up in response to this trend with the aim to help local media working in conflict-affected areas to remain operative and professional.

We support the production and distribution of media content that meets internationally recognised ethical standards and work to ensure safe media environments with sound laws for journalists. We do this because citizens and leaders need information they can trust to make decisions that develop their societies in a peaceful and democratic way.

The organisation is headed by Jesper Højberg Executive Director of IMS. Our headquarters are based in Copenhagen with field offices currently in Iraq, Tunisia, Kenya/Somalia, Myanmar, Ukraine and Pakistan.

Contact us:

You can contact us via e-mail at  or call +4588327000. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re looking to contact a specific member of our staff, get an overview of who we are here.

International Media Support (IMS)
Nørregade 18
1165 Copenhagen K
Tel.: +45 8832 7000