Three new documents are now available related to a new International Fund for Public Interest Media. The documents include an executive summary of Fund’s upcoming feasibility study (due in April 2020), along with a stakeholder consultation report conducted by GFMD late last year.
GFMD presented a joint statement on behalf of our members at the “Confronting the Crisis in Independent Media: Strategic Approaches for International Donors” meeting of donors, which will took place in Paris on 31 January and 1 February 2019.
GFMD calls on the international community to reinforce its recognition of the importance of media and journalism for good governance and democratic institutions by firmly positioning support for the sector within the overall international development assistance and governance agenda.
On 16 January, the European Parliament voted to adopt the annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017. We commend the EP for its strong focus on media and freedom of expression, and appreciate that the report recognised the provisions for media freedom in the EU’s external funding instruments.
The Ariadne Network, which brings European donors and staff together to work in support of human rights, social change, and justice, released a seminal guide in collaboration with the Transparency and Accountability Initiative earlier this year. Written by Sameer Padania, “An Introduction to Funding Journalism and Media,” offers clear and detailed advice to guide those wishing to venture into funding journalism and media projects with the right tools necessary to navigate the funding landscape.
The members of GFMD’s Women in Media working group have joined forces to organise an event on the fringes of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2019.
From 25-26 October, the Centre for Law and Democracy and MADA co-organised a consultative meeting in Amman, Jordan, on opportunities for civil society organisations to engage with the League of Arab States.
The 28th of September each year marks the International Right to Know Day aimed to raise awareness on the right of information and to campaign for open, democratic societies in which there is full citizen empowerment and participation in government.
GFMD is pleased to announce the launch of our Capacity Building Programme, aimed at building the capacity of regional and local media development and journalism non-profit organisations.
The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and the Journalism Studies Center in the University of Andes-Ceper produced a report identifying eight key factors that contribute to understanding the digital audience in Colombia.
A new report from the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) explores the level and quality of media coverage of governance issues in Senegal. Senegalese journalists and media outlets have a strong interest in issues related to corruption and accountability, yet there are very few investigative stories published.
In the recent webinar hosted by GFMD, panellists have shared their insights on how audience data can be used for project design, informing project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and how it can be used by local news media. This exercise aimed to showcase current developments in the field of digital audience analytics.
On 27 March the EU Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the Report on media pluralism and media freedom in the EU. The report includes a motion for a European Parliament Resolution, which focuses on the relationship between media pluralism, freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age.
Funders Confidential panel in International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy in early April attempted to expose the often-mysterious process that is how funders and foundations choose which projects they are willing to support.