GFMD CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY

On October 1, 2020, the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, GFMD will host two online events for members, partners, and friends. The events will offer an opportunity to reflect on the network’s past, look ahead to its future, and to hear from the people and organisations who make up GFMD.

LEGAL AID FOR JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA – TOOLS AND RESOURCES

In an increasingly hostile media environment, lack of funding has resulted in a diminished appetite for legal cases on the part of media houses and newsrooms, leaving journalists high and dry when it comes to legal protection. In response to this, GFMD has compiled a list of pro bono legal resources and tools to help journalists and media organisations in need of legal counsel.

FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TO SUPPORT MEDIA IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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.

FUND TO SUPPORT LEBANON’S NEWS INDUSTRY

The Facebook Journalism Project, in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), has announced that it will invest $300,000 in a new program that aims to support the stabilisation and recovery needs of journalists and news organisations in Lebanon affected by the tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4.