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Good Story Fund: USAID Media Support in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MEA)

Organisation: Balkans Media

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Media support

Funding Size: $2,950 - $15,000

Deadline: 08/05/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Open to: Locally registered media outlets and individual content producers from Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – Proposals that are the result of local or regional media production or collaboration between two or more media or two content creators at the local or regional level are especially welcome.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Application Language: Bosnian, English

Balkansmedia is inviting locally registered media and individual content creators from Bosnia and Herzegovina to apply for the Good Story Fund.

What is the Good Story Fund?
  • The Good Story Fund is a funding opportunity open to journalists, media, activists, civil society organizations and individual content creators.
  • The Fund supports the production of content in various formats, and projects that contain certain innovative elements, strive to bring communities closer together, increase the quality of content, encourage cooperation between sectors and different media, and have the potential to inspire others to follow their example are given priority.
What are “Good Stories”?

A “good story” does not mean only that the stories are interesting to read, listen to and watch. Whether it’s an investigative story, a documentary, interactive content or a podcast series, a good story should also:

  • Address important social issues and include marginalized and/or less informed parts of the audience in the dialogue;
  • Encourage audiences to brainstorm potential solutions and engage in problem solving in ways that bring communities together;
  • Explore the potential for cooperation between the media, journalists, civil society organizations and other potential partners;
  • Include elements of innovation and experimentation with formats and/or distribution channels;
  • And/or promote inclusiveness and diversity of experiences and voices offered in media content.

The focus of the fifth cycle of the Good Story Fund is to support the production of content on topics of importance to local communities, in the context of the upcoming local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will be held in October 2024. Such content can deal with the electoral process or issues of interest to life.

Funding Information

The Good Story Fund is open to applications from individuals (grant up to $2,950) and media organizations (up to a maximum of $15,000).

See here to learn more and apply.

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