2020 was an extraordinary and challenging year, which the Global Media Forum met head-on with digital solutions. The 2021 Global Media Forum will be taking place as a hybrid event on June 14 – 15 and explore further ways to help us address such disruptions with innovation.
Grant The Freedom House is calling applications for Building Resilience to Disinformation and False Narratives to raise awareness of disinformation and its effect on democracy.
Grant Do you have a great story idea aimed at promoting accountability, transparency, anti-corruption, and human rights? If yes, then apply for Residential Story Development Bootcamp for Journalists!
Grant The Open Society Institute has announced an open competition for projects aimed to support projects of civil society organizations interested in implementing initiatives in partnership with media representatives and journalists to develop and demonstrate successful models of advocacy and coverage of education quality issues and inclusive approaches in education.
Grant USAID is seeking applications for a Fixed Amount Award (FAA) from qualified entities to implement the Strengthened Investigative Journalism in Natural Resources Management and Other Economic Governance Issues (REAJIR).
Grant UNESCO Regional Office for West Africa (Sahel) is inviting proposals for its ‘Support to the production of documentaries on the reporting and the access to information on migration in West and Central Africa’ programme.
Grant The #NataliPrize was created by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships, and named after Lorenzo Natali, a precursor to the international partnerships approach to global challenges impacting society. There will be up to three winners this year, each winner will receive 10,000€. The winner of the Best Emerging Journalist category will also be offered a work experience opportunity with a media partner.
Grant Many stories that Iraqi women care about go unreported because they seem irrelevant to editorial managers, are deemed culturally sensitive or are a social taboo. Internews will provide 100 small story grants to women reporters to research and produce a story of their choice. The stories will be featured in the participating media outlets and online and will be presented during the Women’s Media Festival.
Award Since 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger. The 3 annual awards, $5,000 each, for freelance, local journalism, and news-fixers, are recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence and have an established track record for brave reporting on conflict, corruption and injustice.
Grant The Stokes Award – established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, a syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs – is given annually for the best reporting “in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes” on subjects of interest to him including energy, natural resources and the environment.
Grant Every year, IPDC supports an extensive range of projects in developing countries worldwide. The projects are submitted by local media organizations seeking to expand opportunities for free, independent and pluralistic media. The proposals are selected in line with UNESCO’s strategic programmatic approach in each country based on their specific development needs.
Grant Media organisations can now apply for the last round of the European Development Journalism Grants programme. Eight grants worth €112,500 on average each will be awarded to media outlets in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom to report on global development topics during the course of one year.
Grant The EU has announced a call for applications to Support Independent Media Serving the General Interest in the Southern Neighbourhood. The global objective of this call for proposals is to support pluralism, independence and resilience of independent media that contribute to the democratic aspirations and resilience in the societies in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood. The specific objective of this call for proposals is to strengthen the independence of independent media and journalists serving the public interest.
Grant UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects that address challenges to civic space and democracy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Grant The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI. Funded initiatives must support RFoM’s #SAIFE project on the impact of AI on freedom of expression, as well as the overall mandate to safeguard media freedom and freedom of expression across the 57 OSCE participating States.
Deadline: 12 October 2020
Grant The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tblisi announces new call for Transition Small Scale project proposals for 2021.
World News Day 2020 is set to take place on Monday, September 24. The World News Day initiative has been led by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, the network for editors within WAN-IFRA, since 2018. This year, over 120 newsrooms around the world are joining the initiative to highlight the valuable work of journalists.
The Global Forum for Media Development has submitted a written statement as an input for the High-Level Segment (HLS) of ECOSOC and the three-day ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF).
On April 2nd, Toby Mendel and Laura Notess of The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) hosted a GFMD member-only webinar titled Right to Information in the Time of COVID-19. CLD promotes fundamental rights for democracy, with an emphasis on freedom of expression, freedom of association, the right to information, and digital rights.
On December 2nd, 2019, ARTICLE 19 released the most recent edition of their Global Expression Report which outlines and summarises all major developments in freedom of expression around the world, noting that freedom of expression is at its lowest point in a decade.