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.
On April 2nd, Toby Mendel and Laura Notess of The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) hosted a GFMD member-only webinar titled Right to Information in the Time of COVID-19. CLD promotes fundamental rights for democracy, with an emphasis on freedom of expression, freedom of association, the right to information, and digital rights.
Deadline: 16 March 2020
Job Opportunity The QARIB program is a regional initiative focused on Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Iraq. Funded by AFD and implemented by CFI, the program aims to encourage social cohesion and the inclusion of citizens, in particular women, through improved media coverage.
The spread of COVID-19 has had a major impact on travel and public gatherings internationally. At the time of writing, cases of COVID-19 have been detected in over 100 countries. As a result, several major media development and journalism events have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future.
WAN-IFRA have released Episode Six of their media freedom Podcast, The Backstory. The newest episode outlines the steps journalists can take to keep themselves safe while covering protests, which are taking place internationally with increasing frequency.
The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) recently released Episodes 4 and 5 of Season 2 of “The Backstory”, their podcast series exploring media freedom issues from across the globe.