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2022 Media Small Grants Program

Organisation: U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyz Republic

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – open to Kyrgyz Republic-registered non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations working in media-related areas; and Kyrgyz Republic-registered independent media organizations
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Application language: English

The U.S. Embassy Bishkek Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available as specified through the Embassy’s 2022 Media Small Grants Program.This program supports the development of the Kyrgyz Republic’s media and its role in society by competitively awarding small grants to Kyrgyz non-profit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and associations working in the media sector, and to independent media organizations. PAS invites proposals for programs that support Technical Training and Support for Professional Journalism. These programs should promote the free flow of information and freedom of expression through support for independent and responsible journalism. Programs should aim at strengthening capacity and sustainability of media organizations to report with transparency and objectivity, maintain independence, and build sustainability.

Prior activities through this program have included support for projects that:

  • Produced quality journalism and educate journalists on best practices, including investigative work on key issues.
  • Strengthened editorial capacity through technical improvement and expansion of editorial staff, reduce the manipulative impact of fake news through regular monitoring and verification of socially significant and resonant news and assist Kyrgyz consumers of news to increase their awareness of factual reporting on key issues.
  • Supported the ability of government relations officials to effectively communicate

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

Type:
  • Grant

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 31/05/2022

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