As part of its CSR policy, the Auvray & Boracay Agency is committed to supporting the Maison des Journalistes (House of Journalists), both through financial support but also through skill-based sponsorship actions.
“Freedom of the press, reception of journalists in danger, duty to inform, freedom of expression are all topics that are close to our hearts and are fully consistent with our business,” says Sandrine Auvray, President of the Auvray & Boracay Agency.
“With this new partnership, we intend to take full advantage of the expertise of Auvray & Boracay to provide better support to our journalists who are involved in our programs of raising awareness around the importance of press freedom,” said Darline Cothière, director of the House of Journalists.
The House of Journalists, a concrete and unique initiative in the world to promote press freedom
Founded in 2002 by journalist Danièle Ohayon and director Philippe Spinau, the House of Journalists aims to defend the fundamental values of press freedom.
Its missions are based on four key words:
Welcoming: the House of Journalists has a building in Paris with 14 rooms. These rooms allow media professionals who have been forced to flee their country. They can stay for the time necessary to obtain refugee status.
Support: exiled journalists housed at the House of Journalists benefit from social and cultural support (administrative procedures, financial and material aid, access to training, French language instruction, invitations to discover their host country through cultural and professional visits…)
Informing: exiled journalists have access to a web media, l’Oeil de la Maison des Journalistes (the Eye of the House of Journalists), allowing them to continue to produce written and audiovisual information.
Raising awareness: with the support of the Ministries of Education, Culture and Justice, the City of Paris and the EDF Group Foundation, the Maison des Journalistes conducts awareness-raising and media education operations called Renvoyé Spécial and Presse 19 for different audiences: high school students, students, young people in difficulty…