SAFETY AND INDEPENDENCE OF JOURNALISM

October 20, 2020 – Online
In advance of the Second Global Conference on Media Freedom, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, the Embassy of Canada in Austria, the British Embassy in Austria, the International Press Institute, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media invite you to join an online event to discuss media freedom and COVID-19.

SOUTHERN MOVEMENT MEDIA FUND (ROUND 2) – UNITED STATES

Deadline: 23 October, 2020
Grant Press On is accepting applications for its Southern Movement Media Fund (Round 2), to provide much needed resources to Southern media makers and journalists practicing movement journalism for working alongside their communities, with each other, and with movement partners, to co-create the conditions needed for a quality life.

UNDP CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO PROMOTE ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES ON PVE AND TO ADDRESS RELIGIOUS DIMENSION OF COVID19 CRISIS (INDONESIA)

Deadline: 02 October 2020
Grant The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites a proposal from CSO/NGO for its Capacity building for syndication among Islamic media and other religion’s online organisations to promote alternative narratives on PVE and to address the religious dimension of the COVID19 crisis (PROTECT Project).

INTERNEWS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 MISINFORMATION AND RUMORS

Deadline: 18 September 2020
Grant The Internews “Rooted in Trust” project is calling on journalists, multimedia producers, media outlets, and community-based organizations in seven focal countries to apply for funding to produce impactful content and/or activities to help fight against the “Infodemic” of misinformation and rumors that have hampered efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

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.

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.

WEBINAR: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHILE #COVERINGCOVID

April 24, 2020 – Webinar
How can journalists protect themselves physically, psychologically and digitally while #coveringCOVID? What should employers be doing to support them? And what long term effects should we prepare for now? This webinar is part of the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum from the International Center for Journalists and IJNet. 

GFMD SUPPORT FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT COVID-19 CRISIS

In order to help build a sense of shared community among our network, learn from one another, and support each other during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, GFMD hosted an informal, members-only Virtual Town Hall on 25 March 2020. The first Town Hall led to the development of a joint statement and a shared resource centre.

GIJN WEBINAR SERIES — STAYING SAFE: HOW TO REPORT A PANDEMIC

Apr 23, 2020 – Webinar at Zoom
In a global crisis like this, journalists play a critical role: they inform the public and they monitor and report abuses of power by officials. But how can they do this when they’re dealing with psychological stress and threats to their own health and safety? This one-hour webinar is free and designed for journalists interested in investigating the pandemic. I will be held on Apr 23, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada).

KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE BALL: HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has been accompanied by a surge in misinformation, disinformation, and, in some countries, government censorship, at a time when access to factual and timely information has never been so important. Annie Game, Executive Director of IFEX, urges human rights defenders to keep their eyes on the ball during the pandemic.