- Eligibility Criteria:
– A journalist from Guatemala or a group of journalists working in Guatemala or abroad (individual or group proposals).
– A Guatemalan media outlet or an organization that works with other media outlets in the region.
– Those selected must commit to attending a series of workshops throughout the project.
– Stories must be published before December 15.
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target countries: Guatemala
- Application language: English, Spanish
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with the newly created Red Centroamericana de Periodistas, is announcing a new initiative to support independent journalism that is covering the political crisis in Guatemala.
- The Emergency Reporting Grants will support independent journalists and media outlets with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 each. The grants will help cover the salaries and expenses of journalists reporting on the country’s democratic crisis. The grants will be awarded to journalists and media with the best proposals. A team from ICFJ and the Central American Network of Journalists will work on the selection process. The selected teams will have an editor who would provide editorial support.
- A strong proposal should focus on coverage of the political crisis and issues affecting democracy, such as efforts by the political elite to affect the peaceful transition of power, the militarization of the judicial system, connections between the political and economic elite connected to corruption, and the people behind attacks on journalists. judges, and human rights activists.
The deadline to apply is August 11, 2023.
See here to learn more and apply.
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