On September 30 and October 01, GFMD will host its quadrennial General Assembly as a hybrid event, with participants taking part online and in Tirana, Albania. The General Assembly will offer a chance for GFMD members to elect a new Steering Committee and discuss strategy for the next four years.
Following an all-network GFMD learning and policy meeting, GFMD submitted a joint contribution to the UN Special Rapporteur’s call for submissions on “Gender Justice and the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression”. The submission was developed with input from Fondation Hirondelle, University of Sheffield, and The Centre for Law and Democracy.
Deadline: 22 April 2021
Job Vacancy RNW Media, an international expert in co-creating digital media tools and interventions for social change is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager responsible for measuring the impact of RNW Media’s programmes using data collection, research, analysis and learnings. Together with partner organisations RNW engages millions of young people across the globe in constructive dialogue in the digital space about what matters to them.
On March 25, GFMD hosted an NGO parallel event at the 65th Commission at the Status of Women together with CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, FPU, IMS, and Sembramedia. In line with the core CSW65 theme, the event focused on gender stereotyping and the role news media can play in creating and countering it.
Ahead of International Women’s Day 2021, GFMD spoke with the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network to discuss how the organisation came to be, how their members carry on Marie Colvin’s legacy, the many issues facing female journalists.
In January, 2021, following approval from our Steering Committee, GFMD welcomed nine new members to our ever-growing community of journalism support and media development organisations. The nine new members are based in nine different countries, reflecting the international nature of the GFMD network.
On November 24, the Forum on Information & Democracy launched a working group on sustainability of journalism which will seek recommendations from media stakeholders, academics, and jurists on how to improve the sustainability of quality journalism.
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.
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.
Job Vacancy The Grants and Contracts Analyst (GCA) reports to the Director of the Grants and Contracts Department for Internews in USA and supports overall administration of proposals, awards, acquisition contracts, and procurement of goods, and assistance subawards.
On July 9, 2020, Hannah Storm of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) hosted a GFMD member-only webinar titled “Tips for covering a pandemic: how to practice ethical journalism during COVID-19”.
Job Opportunity Internews is seeking a fact-checking consultant with strong digital investigation skills to join their Ethiopia fact-checking team. The consultancy requires a digital background to easily navigate online and digital disinformation as well as mainstream media.
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.
On Thursday, June 4th, Devon Terrill and Kelly Smits from The Stanley Center for Peace and Security hosted a GFMD member-only webinar titled “Collaboration and Convening: A Programmatic Approach to Supporting Independent Journalism and Media”.
Job Opportunity Internews are searching for a Community Engagement Consultant for Latin America and The Caribbean to manage digital security grants, which includes overseeing applicant review and selection and providing ongoing support to grantees.
Deadline: 28 June 2020
Job Opportunity Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is seeking an experienced investigative journalist to oversee a series of investigative journalism roundtables and serve as a mentor to the journalists commissioned to carry out investigative reports.
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.
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.