Who can become a GFMD member?
GFMD members are organisations that work in support of:

  • Journalism, journalists and content production;
  • Media development;
  • Freedom of expression and press freedom;
  • Media capacity and financial viability;
  • Free, efficient, and public access to information and news distribution;
  • A system of media regulation;
  • Transparent and equal market conditions;
  • Media as a platform for democratic discourse as representatives of the diversity of views and interests in society.

Categories of GFMD membership:
GFMD has both General and Affiliate Members. The difference between them has to do with the type of entity applying for membership, the membership fee, voting rights, and the benefits offered. 

Please note that we are no longer offering Associate and Individual membership.

General Members:
General membership in GFMD is open to independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisations, the work of which focuses significantly on the journalism and media support sector. 

In assessing compliance with the previous criteria, GFMD focuses on the formal status of organisations rather than on their particular structure, for example as legally registered entities. 

GFMD’s general members have full access to our services and full voting rights within the organisation.

Read more about general membership here.

Affiliate Members:
Affiliate Membership in GFMD is open to journalism and media organisations, partners and grantees of GFMD general members and other organisations associated with existing GFMD members, whether general or affiliate, who have less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than €2 million.

Anyone interested in affiliate membership may apply or receive recommendations from partners, and grantees of GFMD general members and other organisations associated with existing GFMD members.

Affiliate members must pay a membership fee as a form of an administration fee to access our services, and do not have the right to vote.

Read more about affiliate membership here.

How much is the membership fee?
GFMD membership fees are based on the type of organisation and the organisation’s staff size.

How can I become a member?
Simply visit our ‘How to Join’ page, follow the instructions, and fill out the membership form. For any additional assistance, email our Membership and Engagement Manager, Fiona Nzingo.

How are membership fees paid?
Membership fees can be paid via bank transfer or PayPal based on the payment invitation details sent by our finance and accounts manager, Klea Trbovic Zivkovic. In case you have any questions or need assistance, please email us.

Find out how to join GFMD


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