On October 22, GFMD member Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) hosted a member-only webinar in which they outlined the work that they do and the ever-increasing importance of community media in Europe and around the world.
Job Vacancy Internews’ Global Technology Programme is currently seeking a full-time, remote-working Digital Security Training Specialist to support Internews’ efforts to promote journalists’ security in Central Europe. This is a unique, multi-faceted role that offers the opportunity to advise the development and implementation of digital safety awareness-raising engagements for journalists.
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Job Vacancy Thomson Foundation, a British non-profit devoted to encouraging truthful and unbiased journalism as a way of promoting civil society, is looking for a full-time project manager to organise the planning, implementation, and reporting of donor projects for the Thomson Foundation and its associated German entity, Thomson Media gGmbH.
Beginning next week, GFMD and the DC-Sustainability will participate in the 15th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will be held virtually from 3-17 November. On 5 November, the DC-Sustainability will host its annual session at the IGF and also host the official launch of its first annual action plan.
Deadline: 30 October 2020
Training The ACOS Alliance along with four of its signatory organisations, Frontline Freelance Register, Gulf Center for Human Rights, Marie Colvin Journalists’ NetworK, and SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom are working in partnership to offer 50 journalists based in the Middle East free access to a safety training course provided online by experienced media safety trainers at Silk Road Training.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Vacancy The Signpost Content Specialist will work with communities and bring journalistic rigor, social media savvy, and knowledge of content optimization to information products created to empower crisis-affected populations to make informed decisions and meet their basic needs. The Content Specialist will work with Signpost implementing teams at the country level to support the demands of content.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Vacancy Internews seeks a Project Director for a potential USAID-funded project in North Macedonia focused on increasing media literacy and critical thinking skills among local youth. The Project Director will be responsible for overall management, oversight, implementation and reporting in accordance with the award and approved workplan.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Vacancy Internews is seeking a Chief of Party candidate for a USAID-funded Investing in Independent Media (IIM) Activity with the general goal of expanding access to information among the general public of Myanmar and supporting sustainable independent media. The Chief of Party will be the primary liaison with USAID/Burma on technical matters.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Vacancy The Researcher will support UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar in conducting research and preparing reports to the UN Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly, as well as articles, presentations and other communications concerning human rights in Myanmar.
On 24 September, GFMD hosted a webinar focusing on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s recent review of digital platforms with Holly Raiche – Chair of the Policy Committee of Internet Australia (the Australian chapter of the Internet Society) and GFMD’s Executive Director, Mira Milosevic.
Deadline: 16 October 2020
Traineeship Applications are now open for the BIRN Traineeship Programme. Selected candidates will become full-time members of a newsroom for four months, attending editorial meetings, learning how to pitch ideas, choosing a relevant angle for a story, learning how to cover daily events, how to perform different kinds of interviews, write analyses, and feature stories.
Grant The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Earth Journalism Network are providing a six-month media fellowship to digital, print and radio journalists, voice artists, documentary film makers, video bloggers, graphic artists and anyone else who has a demonstrated flair for mass communication. Preference will be given to applicants from the Himalayan region in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
Grant The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI. Funded initiatives must support RFoM’s #SAIFE project on the impact of AI on freedom of expression, as well as the overall mandate to safeguard media freedom and freedom of expression across the 57 OSCE participating States.
Grant The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will give awards to two published media pieces. For the first time it will also give prizes for two ‘synopses’ of stories to be developed on labour migration or fair recruitment.
Grant The Media Innovation Lab will gather lead experts in the field and provide different perspectives, teach new skills, and inspire participants to tackle new challenges! On the last day, participants will present their projects to a jury for a chance to receive seed funding of up to $5,000 USD to further develop their prototypes and ideas after the event into full-fledged tools and projects that can be rolled out for use by media across the region.
Grant The National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it.
Grant Asia New Zealand Foundation will consider proposals that seek to increase New Zealanders’ understanding of the Asia region, and proposals that promote themes of economic, political, social or strategic change in Asia – and the implications of these changes for New Zealand.
Grant The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is seeking applications for its Grant Program to support journalists for investigative stories that break new ground – which means they uncover wrongdoing in the public and private sectors and reveal information that was previously unknown or hidden.
Grant The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic. They accept applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces, and they encourage proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package.
Grant The U.S. Embassy Suva is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grant Program. The grant proposals must benefit Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu and address the Public Diplomacy Initiatives or Embassy Goals.