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Journalists Reporting on Global Health Security

Organisation: Global Health Security Fund

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Freedom of expression
  • Health and covid-reporting

Funding Size: $7,500

Deadline: 05/11/2021

  • Eligibility:
    – freelance or permanently employed individual journalists
    – small teams of journalists, that are experienced in reporting on the topic of health, science, development and/or policy.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Norway & Sweden.
  • Application language: English

In a financially- and time-constrained environment, mainstream media organisations in Europe can lack the resources to fund extensive field research or ‘embedded’ journalism on big topics, challenges and solutions. Increasingly, they rely on freelancer specialists to produce in-depth stories. Meanwhile, these freelancers need financial support to conduct in-depth field research and have their work published.To address this challenge, we are pleased to launch a new initiative that will directly financially support journalists, connect them with each other and key experts, help them to engage decision makers, and help them to inspire other media organisations in Europe to report on big health and policy challenges and solutions.

The 2021 Global Health Security Call is a project that will deliver grant funding and facilitate research opportunities to support in-depth journalistic analysis on the topic of global health security. Its mission is to incentivise and enable impactful journalistic coverage of the topic, in order to create sustained relationships between freelance journalists and media organisations, and engage the public, key stakeholders and decision makers about the topic.

See here to learn more and apply.

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