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Call for interest for Media Outlets: Digital Security Trainings

Status: Closed

Organisation: Free Press Unlimited (FPU)

Deadline: 25/02/2024

Location: Online

Free Press Unlimited (FPU) announces a call for interest for media outlets in the MENA region called ”Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood”.

Free Press Unlimited is executing the “Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood” program, funded by the European Union from 2021 to 2026. This initiative strives to deliver tailored core support to enhance the pluralism, independence, and resilience of the media sector in the Southern Neighbourhood, addressing prevailing threats. The program’s overarching strategy focuses on three key objectives:

  • Enhancing sector capacities to produce and disseminate high-quality content securely within and beyond the Southern Neighbourhood.
  • Strengthening business viability and resilience among independent media outlets in the Southern Neighbourhood.
  • Reinforcing existing regional networks to efficiently convene communities of practice in the Southern Neighbourhood.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Be established as a media outlet, with at least 3 years of experience in the media sector.
  • Operating in one of the following countries: Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria.
  • Comply with core journalism principles (fact-based, accurate, independent, fair, impartial, accountable, etc.).
  • Show strong willingness to address security and safety challenges (e.g. setting up a security plan).
  • Be able to dedicate some staff and time to the digital safety scan and trainings.
  • Priority will be given to media outlets experiencing urgent threats.
Submission Guidelines

Applications must be submitted in English or Arabic to fpumena@freepressunlimited.org before 25 February, 2024 11PM CET. The email sent must include in the Subject field “Digital safety training” and the questionnaire & note must be attached to the email. For more information, please click here.

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