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EPIC Project in Hungary

Organisation: Internews

Status: Open

  • Tender
  • Advocacy & Development

Funding Size: $10,000 - $15,000

Deadline: 02/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Adhere to journalistic and ethical standards, fact-checking content and maintaining accuracy, objectivity, transparency, and professionalism;
    – Self-Identify as independent, but also demonstrate and maintain editorial independence from external sources (such as advertisers, sponsors, or other stakeholders);
    – Media outlets should not be owned (either directly or indirectly, fully or partially) or managed by public authorities, local or national governments, political parties, or individuals holding public office or office in political organizations (or their close relatives), while independent journalists and content producers should not have affiliations with any of the above nor conflicts of interest;
    – Have actively been producing content in Hungary for at least 1 year.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Hungary
  • Application Language: Hungarian, English

Internews announces a tender within the Expanding Production of Independent Content (EPIC) project to support independent media in producing and disseminating high quality, credible content that covers locally identified issues of importance that are shared across borders in the project countries.

Cross-border content produced in the EPIC project should make use of innovative multimedia tools to drive its storytelling and reach a wide range of audiences.


Stories should address key current issues relevant in at least two EPIC countries (potentially, up to all seven) in an engaging and informative manner with the potential to counter disinformation. Projects that cover themes with partnerships involving more than one other EPIC country are encouraged.

Shared themes across project countries include, but are not limited to (i.e. applicants may propose projects on other topics they identify as shared between countries) the following:

  • everyday life, the shared human experience, how various wider issues are reflected in individual stories (housing, work, prices, everyday economics, political and economic uncertainties, etc.),
  • education,
  • the effects of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine on neighboring countries and the wider region, including (shifting) attitudes toward refugees, international support for Ukraine,
  • other conflicts and/or frozen conflicts,
  • issues affecting socially vulnerable groups, such as women and ethnic and other minorities,
  • public health,
  • food and food security,
  • climate change and environmental issues,
  • topics of interest to young people, and
  • stories on Ukraine (with or without Ukraine World assistance)
Project Categories
  • Solo projects: Projects in this category will be produced by a single applicant covering an issue in at least one other EPIC country.
  • Collaborative projects: Collaborative projects are produced by partnerships of applicants, one from at least two EPIC countries.
  • UkraineWorld projects: Projects in this category will be produced by a single applicant from an EPIC country other than Ukraine, covering an issue in Ukraine, with the support of UkraineWorld resources.
Funding Information
  • Solo projects: Applicants from Hungary can receive grants of up to USD 10,000.
  • Collaborative projects: Grants for partners in Hungary are up to USD 15,000.
  • UkraineWorld projects: Applicants from Hungary can receive grants up to 10,000

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