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2023 Media Professionalization Assistance Program

Organisation: U.S. Embassy in Montenegro

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Freedom of expression
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media literacy

Funding Size: $30,000 to $70,000

Deadline: 10/05/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Montenegrin media or civil society/non-governmental organizations registered in Montenegro that adhere to high professional standards in their reporting and/or activities and have a record of trustworthiness and success.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Montenegro
  • Application language: English

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica’s Public Affairs Section is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2023 Media Professionalization Assistance Program.

The Embassy seeks to support projects of media or civil society/non-governmental organizations that facilitate the development of media freedom and journalistic professional standards in Montenegro.

Project proposals for the 2023 Media Professionalization Assistance Program should address the following priority areas:

  1. Support for the practice of high-quality, professional journalism through projects designed to support independent and fact-based journalism, as well as through initiatives involving practicing journalists and students aspiring to a career in media.
  2. Support for media literacy and critical thinking through projects designed to help citizens of all ages recognize, analyze, and ultimately reject disinformation.
  3. Support for investigative journalism through projects that support Montenegro’s continued Euro-Atlantic integration. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
    1. The rule of law (e.g., corruption, organized crime, etc.)
    2. Environmental protection
    3. The strengthening of democratic institutions
    4. Human and minority rights (e.g. ethnic minorities, LGBTQi+, etc.)
    5. Gender equality

Applicants should clearly define project goals that advance one or more of the priority areas, as well as define tangible outcomes that can be measured after the project’s completion.

See here to learn more and apply.

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