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Report for the World Global Call for Local Newsroom Applications

Organisation: The GroundTruth Project

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Gender equality in media
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 20/02/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Local newsrooms in target countries across the globe.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa
  • Application language: English

Report for the World is inviting independent news organizations across the globe to join its network of host newsroom partners, as it deepens its presence in different regions through editorial collaborations and professional development of its reporting corps.

The newsroom partners will be asked to make the case for the beat they want to cover and how they will provide support and mentorship to their prospective corps members.

If selected, Report for the World will provide newsrooms with salary support to hire local journalists and offer professional development in journalism safety, cyber security, visual journalism, international collaboration, and story design.

The selected newsrooms will then hire corps members and welcome them as full-time employees of the newsrooms for up to three years. Corps members take on critical issues — from gender inequality to climate change, corruption, labor rights, health, and education — as their assigned beats.

An initiative of The GroundTruth Project, Report for the World currently supports 30 local journalists in 17 newsrooms across Brazil, India, Nigeria, Ukraine, Mexico, Hungary, Zimbabwe, and Peru. The funders are especially interested in media from the Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa for this round.

See here to learn more and apply.

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