GFMD PARTNERS WITH BBC MEDIA ACTION IN NEW PRIMED PROJECT

GFMD is delighted to partner with BBC Media Action and a consortium of other media development organisations in the new “Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development” (PRIMED) project. As well as GFMD, the project sees BBC Media Action partner with Article 19, DW Akademie, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Global Voices, Independent Media Support (IMS), Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), The Communication Initiative, and Wits University.

Funded by DfID, the PRIMED consortium aims to enhance the viability of independent media in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone in order to produce sustainable and trusted public interest journalism.

The announcement was made by DfID Minister for International Development, Harriet Baldwin, at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on July 10th.

A detailed outline of the project’s aims can be found here.