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Belarus Journalism Grant Program

Organisation: Human Rights Foundation

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: $1,500

Deadline: 30/01/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Be a staff or freelance professional reporter, blogger, or vlogger, working in any medium, whose primary occupation is journalism (priority will be given to freelancers and journalists recently forced into exile); OR
    – Has worked full-time as a staff or freelance journalist within six months of applying for assistance;
    – AND is experiencing financial hardship directly as a result of the Lukashenko regime’s repression.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Belarus
  • Application language: English, Russian

The Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF) mission is to promote democracy and human rights where they are systematically denied to people. Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus is one of the most violent and brutal dictatorships in the world, where political dissent is met with extreme brutality. Free elections have not taken place in 26 years.

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF)’s Belarus Solidarity Fund is starting a relief program for Belarusian journalists in exile. The program is open to professional journalists, bloggers, and vloggers who have recently been forced to leave Belarus as a result of repression from the Lukashenko regime, and are experiencing financial hardship.

See here to learn more and apply.

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