On May 7th, 2020, Scott Griffen, Deputy Director of the International Press Institute (IPI) and Kathryn Geels, Programme Director at the European Journalism Centre (EJC) hosted a GFMD member-only webinar focusing on their ongoing Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) grant programme.
Deadline: Rolling basis
Job Opportunity The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and the Internet, part of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, is accepting applications for a summer student for 12 weeks between the beginning of June and the end of August.
Now, more than ever, a clear understanding is needed of how news media outlets can stay – or become – viable. To aid this, DW Akademie has developed a new set of Media Viability Indicators to allow media managers, media development experts, donors, and academics to gather data and evidence of viability by evaluating individual media outlets or entire information ecosystems.
WAN-IFRA have just launched the third season of The Backstory, a podcast series exploring media freedom issues from across the globe. The series looks at challenging issues that journalists and media organisations are faced with, exploring how they tackle – and surmount – the obstacles to continue reporting the news.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on May 1st, The Globe International Center (GIC) organised a Facebook live event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020. As well as this, GIC celebrated the day by awarding the 12th annual Media Freedom Award “For the Truth”, to Mongolian investigative reporter, G. Tsolmon.
Deadline: Rolling basis
Job Opportunity Internews is seeking a Technical Data and Information Specialist in Georgia that will coordinate efforts in countering disinformation; strengthen the capacity of local actors to put out fact-based messages, track, and respond to disinformation.
As COVID-19 spreads internationally, so too does potentially harmful misinformation and disinformation. Many media organisations, including some of GFMD’s members and partners, have been working on programmes and projects to help prevent the spread of false information and encourage journalists to cover the coronavirus as accurately as possible.
COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to the lives of journalists and media professionals. Beyond issues faced in efforts to cover the crisis safely, journalists must also deal with severe financial uncertainty. To alleviate this, several companies and organisations are committing to financially support journalism and news media.
To mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, GFMD, the International Civil Society Organization on the Safety of Journalists Coalition, and numerous GFMD members, partners, and affiliate networks have launched an emergency appeal for support for journalism organisations and independent media in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it the spread of potentially harmful misinformation and disinformation. With countries all around the world grappling to contain the coronavirus, the need for accurate media is increasingly apparent. With that, comes the need to identify, prevent, and challenge mis– and disinformation.
To mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, GFMD, the Safety of Journalists Coalition, and numerous GFMD members, partners, and affiliate networks have launched an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.