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.
Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.
As a result of our participation in the 13th global IGF, which took place from 12-14 November 2018, GFMD calls on the global Internet governance community to recognise the need for broader inclusion of journalists and the news media community within the IGF and wider Internet governance ecosystem.
On Nov. 27 at 15:00 CET, GFMD will be hosting a members-only webinar focusing on the challenges of preparing EU funding proposals and, specifically, of responding to the EIDHR Global Call which was launched earlier this month. The webinar is the second instalment in GFMD’s Capacity Building Programme.
GFMD team attended the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, from 12-14 November. The IGF an event held under the auspices of the United Nations. We have co-organised the second edition of the working group on media development and Internet governance, as well as launched an issue paper that explores intersections between media development and Internet governance.
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.
According to UNESCO, 82 journalists and media workers have been killed globally in 2018 to date. On average, 90% of crimes against journalists go unpunished.
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.
Our own Navya Hebbar joined right to know (RTK) advocates, journalists, and many others on 27 September in Tunis, Tunisia, for UNESCO’s IPDCtalks conference.
ARTICLE 19 has been monitoring progress on SDG 16.10 since the adoption of the goals in 2015. As of July 2018, at least 123 countries comprising 90% of the world’s population have a right to information law or policy.
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.
New IWMF/Troll-Busters survey, “Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting,” notes that nearly one-third of female respondents consider leaving the profession due to harassment.
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.
On July 24, GFMD was formally granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). UN consultative status gives access to GFMD and its member organisations to UN processes, cooperation and funding at the local, regional, and global levels.
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.
Discover why the sharp decline in use of social media for news gives rise to fresh distribution avenues; why low trust in news creates opportunities to develop loyalty with your audiences, and uncover which strategies are delivering sustainable online revenues.
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.
Women’s voices are essential to the development of societies; correspondingly, gender equality and female empowerment are necessary to finding solutions to the world’s most pressing development challenges.
This will be a critical year for the relationship between publishers and platforms, as companies like Google and Facebook fight a rising tide of criticism about their impact on society – and on journalism. In this report Nic Newman looks ahead at the trends that will shape the news industry in 2018.
The GFMD secretariat led a campaign with 23 of its member organisations to draft a joint letter urging the EU to to ensure stable funding for human rights and democracy globally as well as for journalism and media pluralism in Europe.