Goals of the Ferdinand Peroutka Foundation

The aim of the Ferdinand Peroutka Foundation is to assist the advancement of an open civic society; therefore we are seeking to promote a healthy media environment and to encourage analysis and critical refection in the field, including the promotion of specific media-analysis projects.

Hence, we are aiming to sponsor scheduled debates on key topics, and to hold trade seminars and instruction courses. The Ferdinand Peroutka Foundation also believes in the values of further professional education of print and photography journalism.

Our aim is to help fill academic vacancies within journalism programs pursued by leading universities, as well as to procure funding for programs and select short-term internships in prestigious international media for those Czech journalists who have gathered adequate professional experience. We are also prepared to stimulate professional discussion on the pages of our internet newspaper, intended primarily as an information and discussion marketplace for journalists.