GLOBAL MEDIA FORUM 2021

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.

OSI CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ADVOCACY & COVERAGE OF QUALITY EDUCATION IN TAJIKISTAN

Deadline: 25/03/2021
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.

USAID-MAPUTO ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSAL TO STRENGTHEN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Deadline: 22-Apr-2021
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).

LORENZO NATALI MEDIA PRIZE 2021

Deadline: 18/04/2021
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.

INTERNEWS GRANTS FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS IN IRAQ

Deadline: 15/03/2021
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.

KURT SCHORK MEMORIAL FUND’S 2021 AWARDS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM

Deadline: 31/05/2021
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.

NATIONAL PRESS FOUNDATION ORGANIZES CONTEST ON ENERGY REPORTING

Deadline: 05/03/2021
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.

UNESCO ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR IPDC MEDIA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Deadline: 19/02/2021
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.

GRANTS OF UP TO €120,000 NOW AVAILABLE FOR NEWSROOM REPORTING ON GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

Deadline: 18/01/2021
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.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MEDIA IN EU SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURHOOD

Deadline: 08/12/2020
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.

UNITED NATIONS DEMOCRACY FUND PROJECT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES 15TH ROUND OF FUNDING

Deadline: 01/12/2020
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.

OSCE: CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Deadline: 31/10/2020
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.