#mediadev news


  • Media development and digital policy issues unite at the 12th Internet Governance Forum

    The 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) wrapped up on 21 December after four days of intense discussions in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Happy Holidays from GFMD

    As the year comes to an end, we at the Global Forum for Media Development would like to extend our warmest regards and thank you for continued involvement with journalism support and media development community. 2018 promises to be an exciting year for our field of work and we look forward to collaborating, sharing and advocating together.

#mediadev events


  • Global Voices Summit- Colombo

    At the Global Voices Summit 2017, a community of bloggers, activists, social media experts and geeks from around the globe will come together to discuss the evolving state of the open Internet, online civic movements and human rights in the digital age
  • Turkey: How the EU Can Support Press Freedom- December 6, Brussels

    The International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Section for Turkish-Swedish Development Cooperation at the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, will bring three well-respected independent journalists from Turkey to Brussels on Dec. 6, 2017 for a discussion at the European Parliament on “Turkey: How the EU can support press freedom and uphold democracy”.

#mediadev opportunities


  • 2018 Hillman Prize Nominations

    The Call for Entries for the 2018 Hillman Prizes is now on. The deadline is January 30, 2018.The Hillman Prizes honor investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good. Winners exemplify reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact.
  • IWMF- Reporting grants for Women's stories

    The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide

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