GFMD welcomes the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP) as an important step in recognising the challenges faced by the media and journalism landscape and the deterioration of pluralistic media environments, particularly in light of COVID-19.
In advance of the launch of the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP), GFMD has joined 60 other organisations – including many of our members and partners – to show support for a model European Union anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) law.
Deadline: 03 November 2020
Grant Applications are open for The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) that aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists.
GFMD has joined a group of sixteen press freedom, freedom of expression, media development, journalism, and journalism support organisations to call on EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager to act on complaints that the Hungarian government has violated EU state aid rules to undermine media pluralism.
GFMD has joined Media Freedom Rapid Response partners, journalist bodies, freedom of expression, and journalist support organisations to express concern about the legal threats made against EUobserver in Luxembourg and Belgium and call to stop the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) actions against media organisations across Europe.
To mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, GFMD, the International Civil Society Organization on the Safety of Journalists Coalition, and numerous GFMD members, partners, and affiliate networks have launched an emergency appeal for support for journalism organisations and independent media in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
To mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, GFMD, the Safety of Journalists Coalition, and numerous GFMD members, partners, and affiliate networks have launched an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
GFMD, along with over fifty other civil society organisations, signed an open letter to Facebook in support of their plans to increase end-to-end security across its services and products.
GFMD is delighted to announce that they have become an official member of the Global Network Initiative (GNI). This new membership provides a valuable route for GFMD to continue its advocacy and policy work, with the added support of the Global Network Initiative. Other GNI members include GFMD members Internews, IMS, and SMEX.
On 16 January, the European Parliament voted to adopt the annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017. We commend the EP for its strong focus on media and freedom of expression, and appreciate that the report recognised the provisions for media freedom in the EU’s external funding instruments.
When: 13, 17, and 18 December
HLPF 101 webinar will take place in English, Spanish, and French on three different dates, and is primarily aimed at Major Groups and other Stakeholders who are new to the High-Level Political Forum.
As a result of our participation in the 13th global IGF, which took place from 12-14 November 2018, GFMD calls on the global Internet governance community to recognise the need for broader inclusion of journalists and the news media community within the IGF and wider Internet governance ecosystem.
GFMD team attended the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Paris, from 12-14 November. The IGF an event held under the auspices of the United Nations. We have co-organised the second edition of the working group on media development and Internet governance, as well as launched an issue paper that explores intersections between media development and Internet governance.
Refugees International is hiring a new Senior Advocate for Women and Girls’ Rights. The successful individual will be based mainly in the company’s Washington, DC, office, but will also spend additional working in the field internationally.
6-7 November – Zagreb, Croatia
The Council of Europe and the Croatian Agency for Electronic Media is hosting a regional conference titled: “Addressing hate speech in the media: the role of regulatory authorities and the judiciary.”
From 25-26 October, the Centre for Law and Democracy and MADA co-organised a consultative meeting in Amman, Jordan, on opportunities for civil society organisations to engage with the League of Arab States.
Deadline: 23 November
USAID is seeking applications for their “Women’s Empowerment Activity Program” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The program’s purpose is to support local civil society organizations, in partnership with the Tanzanian Government.
27 Sept – 28 Sept, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The International Open Data Conference (IODC) is an event designed to bring the global open data community together in order to learn, share, plan and collaborate on the future of open data. The unique nature of this event is that it gathers together in one location a diverse range of participants from the northern and southern hemispheres to define strategies to advance open data both locally and globally.
Deadline: 21 September
ARTICLE 19 is now hiring a senior legal officer. The post holder will provide legal expertise, including through analysing laws on freedom of expression and information; international, regional and national litigation; and researching developments with the view of identifying key concerns and opportunities.
On 27 March the EU Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the Report on media pluralism and media freedom in the EU. The report includes a motion for a European Parliament Resolution, which focuses on the relationship between media pluralism, freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age.