« Back to all Engagements

Call for Proposals: Social Media Campaigns Against Hate

Status: Closed

Organisation: Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom

Deadline: 18/01/2024

Location: Online

The Samir Kassir Foundation (SKF) invites Lebanon-based civil society organizations (CSOs) and independent digital media outlets to submit proposals for developing and implementing multi-layered social media campaigns that demonstrate the struggle and the challenges of marginalized communities in Lebanon, and the impact of organized hate campaigns and stereotyping on their livelihood and well-being.


To be eligible for this call, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a digital media outlet registered in Lebanon, with a clear editorial policy and a commitment to ethical standards, or a registered civil society organization with a commitment to human rights and social equality
  • Have a proven track record of producing quality and independent journalism or impactful and strategic programming with a focus on social and political issues
  • Have a strong online presence and outreach, with a website, social media platforms, and a loyal and engaged audience
  • Consortia of CSOs and/or CSOs and media outlets, which satisfy the above criteria, are also eligible

Eligible proposals must demonstrate a clear vision and strategy for creating and launching a social media campaign that can effectively respond to the misconceptions and organized hate speech that impact marginalized groups in Lebanon.SKF will provide grants of up to $17,500 to selected applicants. The grants will be disbursed in two installments: 50% upon submission of the action plan and 50% upon submission of the campaign report. The project duration is 3 months.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a proposal, as outlined below, by email to sabdallah@samirkassirfoundation.org by January 18, 2023, using “SKF Social Media Campaign Grant” in the subject line, to ensure that the application will be reviewed:

  • The proposal must be maximum 4 pages, excluding the cover letter, and must contain the following sections:
    • Introduction: A brief overview of the media outlet, its mission, vision, and values, and its main achievements and challenges.
    • Context: A description of the current media landscape in Lebanon, with a focus on the coverage and discourse of one (or more) marginalized groups in Lebanon, and the gaps and opportunities for alternative narratives.
    • Objectives: A clear statement of the specific objectives and expected outcomes of the project, and how they align with the overall objective of the call for proposals.
    • Methodology: A detailed explanation of the methods and tools that will be used to create and promote the campaign, such as data collection and analysis, storytelling techniques, visualizations, platforms, etc.
    • Program activities: Describe the campaign activities that will help reach the objectives.
    • Budget: A breakdown of the estimated costs of the project, with budget notes where applicable (explaining how the calculation was made).

To learn more please visit this page.

For more engagement opportunities, subscribe to MediaDev Insider newsletter, your guide on how to support journalism and media from the GFMD IMPACT


You are using an outdated browser which can not show modern web content.

We suggest you download Chrome or Firefox.