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Grants for cross-border investigative projects for Ukrainian media working in collaboration with German partners

Organisation: Journalists in Need Network (jinn)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 25/09/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Editorial offices, freelance journalists, data researchers and media start-ups from Ukraine are eligible to apply.
    – Relocated media, as well as media operating from Ukraine are welcome to apply.
    – Already existing partnerships with German media or NGOs are considered an asset. However, a matching event for partnerships will be organised.
    – Applicants must not be connected to a political party, political institution, or businesses and individuals sanctioned by the EU.
    – Applicants must be active journalists or researchers who can demonstrate their media products published in the last six months.
    – Application of innovative methods, including data analysis, OSINT, data mapping, etc. would be an asset.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Ukraine
  • Application language: English / Ukranian

The Journalists in Need Network is offering grants for Investigations, Multimedia Stories & other Media Products.

The funding programme aims to support cross-border investigative journalism and innovative investigative formats. It contributes to establishing and expanding cross-border cooperation between media workers, investigative journalists, and data professionals from Ukraine and their German cooperation partners. 

The programme provides short-term funding for media projects. Media from Ukraine, independent data researchers, freelance journalists, and media start-ups are eligible to apply. Cooperation projects with German media, NGOs and other stakeholders are very welcome to submit their applications.

The prospect of publication with German media or on German media platforms would strengthen the application. Media projects that already receive project funding may apply for additional funds (co-funding) within the programme.

Submitted proposals can cover a wide range of topics: global or local issues, including investigations of the war crimes, corruption, and money laundering, as well as projects on climate crisis, social issues, local stories, etc. Use of innovative methods, i.a. data (such as scraping, mapping, visualisation), AI, OSINT, archive, interactive (multimedia) storytelling (such as snowfall), etc., would be an asset.

Projects have to be implemented by January 2024/the end of December, publications and final reports are required to be submitted by 1 February 2024.

Application deadline: 25 September 2023.

Financial support

  • The program is supported by the JX Fund.

See here to learn more and apply.

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