INCLUSIVE MEDIA, COHESIVE SOCIETY – CALL FOR PROPOSAL

Deadline: 10/01/2021
Grant The Samir Kassir Foundation
(SKF) and the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) invite proposals from Lebanese independent media platforms for the provision of financial and professional support. Grants of up to $55,000 (USD) are available for capacity-building projects that would support content production, staff resourcing, and organisational sustainability initiatives.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM MEDIA IN ETHIOPIA

Deadline: 22/11/2020
Grant BBC Media Action and Media Development Investment Fund are inviting applications from public interest media organisations in Ethiopia that are committed to providing credible, independent news, information and debate to apply for capacity building support that will run from January 2021 to June 2023.

LEGAL AID FOR JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA – TOOLS AND RESOURCES

In an increasingly hostile media environment, lack of funding has resulted in a diminished appetite for legal cases on the part of media houses and newsrooms, leaving journalists high and dry when it comes to legal protection. In response to this, GFMD has compiled a list of pro bono legal resources and tools to help journalists and media organisations in need of legal counsel.

FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY MEASURES TO SUPPORT MEDIA IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to the lives of journalists and media professionals. Beyond issues faced in efforts to cover the crisis safely, journalists must also deal with severe financial uncertainty. To alleviate this, several companies and organisations are committing to financially support journalism and news media.

FUND TO SUPPORT LEBANON’S NEWS INDUSTRY

The Facebook Journalism Project, in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), has announced that it will invest $300,000 in a new program that aims to support the stabilisation and recovery needs of journalists and news organisations in Lebanon affected by the tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4.

JOINT EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR JOURNALISM AND MEDIA SUPPORT

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.

GFMD CAPACITY BUILDING WEBINAR: FUNDRAISING FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

On June 25th at 16:00 CEST, GFMD will be hosting a members-only capacity-building webinar focusing on the challenges of fundraising for media development. The third instalment in GFMD’s ongoing Capacity-Building Programme, this event will focus on strategies for tapping into available funding streams for media development, including philanthropists and private foundations.