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Open call for tenders for support to independent media in the Middle East and North Africa

Organisation: International Media Support (IMS)

Status: Closed

  • Tender
  • Freedom of expression

Funding Size: 400,000 - 657,000€

Deadline: 28/02/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Participation in tender procedure is open on the same terms to all natural or legal persons and public entities in a European Union Member State and to all natural and legal persons and public entities of a third country which has concluded a specific public-procurement agreement with the European Union
    – Groups of economic operators may submit a tender i.e., as consortium. Tenders from groups of economic operators must specify the role, qualifications and experience of each of the members of the group.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia
  • Application language: English

To support the independent public interest media sector in the Middle East and North Africa, IMS is launching an open call for interested service providers. The purpose of the tender is to strengthen existing regional networks and build more effective operational capacities to convene communities of practice in the Southern Neighbourhood, better facilitate knowledge transfer, and share experience and good practice. Further, the aim is to foster collaborative opportunities for business development and content co-production among independent media actors (all genders; early- mid-senior career; serving diverse populations) and across all sectors of the media industry.

The tender is divided into three lots, and applicants can apply for one of them or all three in the same application:
Lot 1: Build regional networking secretariat consisting of key independent media outlets through e.g., support to operational costs, digital safety tools, tech software/mobile phone applications for media content, etc. Budget: 400.000 EUR

Lot 2: Organise and convene 3 Content Working Groups (political corruption, culture, gender), with participants (at least 50 journalists; all genders) drawn from at least 8 independent media outlets and meeting (in-person; online) at least 1–2 per year: Budget 400.000 EUR

Lot 3: Convene existing regional business development specialists and business development personnel from independent media outlets for ongoing consultations, joint revenue generating experiments and networking to share best practices Budget 657.500 EUR

See here to learn more and apply.

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