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Quality and Innovative Journalism in the Western Balkans

Organisation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: Up to €25,000

Deadline: 20/11/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Independent private sector media company, non-for-profit media outlet, civil society organization, media content production company, media workers, free-lance journalists with a recognizable track record are able to apply.
    – Transparent ownership and/or composition, with no involvement of state or state-affiliated entities; nor of senior political actors or their close relatives.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Western Balkan countries
  • Application language: English

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) invites independent media organisations, national and local media outlets, and other media actors operating in the region of Western Balkans to apply for Grants for Quality and Innovative Journalism in the framework of the Programme: Support to Media Freedom and Pluralism in the Western Balkans.

This program is co-funded by the European Union and the German Government, and implemented by GIZ, in collaboration with Internews and DW Akademie.

This programme is aiming to enhance the Capacities of professional independent media organisations to better adapt to the changing media environment, through helping to create modern high-quality content and appropriate business models thereafter.

The proposal may include one or more of the following areas of interventions:

  • Innovative media products, formats and tools
  • Internal mechanisms and processes that foster high-quality journalism
  • Experimentation and development of tools and capacities for evidence-based journalism to encounter disinformation and propaganda

See here to learn more and apply.

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