FREE PRESS UNLIMITED SEEKING BRUSSELS-BASED ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

Deadline: 30 August 2019
Job Opportunity Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is hiring a Brussels-based advocacy coordinator to join their team with the aim of consolidating their work on press freedom and media development by working on policy influence and visibility in Brussels. This is a new position with an opportunity to make an considerable impact.

LEADING NEWSROOM CHANGE MEDIA LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Deadline: Rolling Basis
Development Course Reuters Institute’s Leading Newsroom Change is a two-day leadership development course for senior media professionals, with discussions and presentations led by industry experts specialising in business models, organisational transformation, audience development, and the latest approaches to storytelling.

GLOBE INTERNATIONAL CENTER CELEBRATES TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY

GFMD member Globe International Center celebrated their twentieth anniversary on July 5th, 2019. The event celebrated all of the work carried out by the organisation over the last twenty years and brought together representatives from private and public authorities, NGOs, and other international organisations.

INTERNEWS HIRING INTERNATIONAL DATA PROTECTION CONSULTANT

Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Opportunity Internews is actively searching for an international data protection expert to join their two-year, part-time project focused on data protection in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. This project aims to protect the expansion of a global and free internet in Africa and Latin America by promoting rights-respecting data protection legislation.

GFMD TO ATTEND 2019 REGIONAL CENTRAL ASIA MEDIA CONFERENCE

GFMD will be represented by Advocacy and Engagement Manager, Michael Oghia at a session titled “Impact of Digital Development on Media Pluralism” at the 21st Regional Central Asia Media Conference, titled “Media Freedom and Pluralism in times of Digital Transformation” will be held this year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from July 17th to 18th.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 BIRN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM SUMMER SCHOOL

Deadline: 15 July 2019
Summer School This year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the Teleferic Hotel in Poiana Brasov, Romania from August 19 until August 25, 2019. The summer school offers participants to hone their investigative reporting skills while learning from award-winning international investigative reporters and trainers.

WAN-IFRA LAUNCHES SECOND SEASON OF MEDIA FREEDOM PODCAST

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has recently launched the second season of its podcast The Backstory: A Media Freedom Podcast. The second season will be entirely devoted to examining in-depth the  many facets of the conversation around the safety of journalists. The Backstory attempts to raise some of the fundamental aspects of the safety conversation to its global listeners.

GLOBAL FORUM FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT SEEKING NEW COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Deadline: Rolling Basis
Internship The Global Forum for Media Development is looking for a new communications intern. The successful intern will assist in the coordination of GFMD’s communications and outreach activities in close collaboration with GFMD’s communications manager and advocacy and engagement manager.

GFMD ATTENDS EU DISINFOLAB CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS

On May 28-29, GFMD’s Anne Marie Hammer and Justine Marchal attended the EU DisinfoLab’s annual conference. Key experts presented the emotional and psychological mechanisms behind public susceptibility to disinformation, introduced research and findings related to the recent European election campaigns, and discussed viable options for regulation both nationally and internationally.

GFMD CAPACITY BUILDING WEBINAR: FUNDRAISING FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

On June 25th at 16:00 CEST, GFMD will be hosting a members-only capacity-building webinar focusing on the challenges of fundraising for media development. The third instalment in GFMD’s ongoing Capacity-Building Programme, this event will focus on strategies for tapping into available funding streams for media development, including philanthropists and private foundations.