On March 01, GFMD launched its second network analysis study with the aim of better understanding our network, examining the connections among those associated with GFMD, and solidifying our knowledge of the greater media development and journalism support community.
In January, 2021, following approval from our Steering Committee, GFMD welcomed nine new members to our ever-growing community of journalism support and media development organisations. The nine new members are based in nine different countries, reflecting the international nature of the GFMD network.
December 4-6, 2020 – Online
The ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism) annual forum is the Arab world’s biggest gathering for investigative journalists and supporters of independent media. The 2020 Forum is held under the theme: “Connecting the World”. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, ARIJ’s 2020 Forum (#ARIJ2020) will be the organisation’s first ever fully virtual event.
Eight months into the COVID-19 crisis, MDIF are offering a set of recommendations to help mitigate the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on media businesses.
On October 22, GFMD member Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) hosted a member-only webinar in which they outlined the work that they do and the ever-increasing importance of community media in Europe and around the world.
October 20, 2020 – Online
On Thursday, October 22, at 15:00 CEST, GFMD will be joined by a team of speakers from Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) who will discuss their work and the increasing importance of community media in Europe and around the world.
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.
It is with a heavy heart that we convey our sadness at the loss of Bettina Peters. A true champion for media development, Bettina led the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) as its director from 2007-2012.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the media industry, GFMD designed and distributed a survey aiming to gather concrete information about our member organisations’ capacity to administer grant and sub-granting mechanisms to journalism and media organisations.
As COVID-19 spreads internationally, so too does potentially harmful misinformation and disinformation. Many media organisations, including some of GFMD’s members and partners, have been working on programmes and projects to help prevent the spread of false information and encourage journalists to cover the coronavirus as accurately as possible.
On Thursday, June 4th, Devon Terrill and Kelly Smits from The Stanley Center for Peace and Security hosted a GFMD member-only webinar titled “Collaboration and Convening: A Programmatic Approach to Supporting Independent Journalism and Media”.
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.
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.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project have been awarded the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. The prestigious award is presented each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems.
On March 5th 2020, Paula Orlando of Internews hosted a GFMD member-only webinar titled “Reflect Reality: Join the Global Movement to Source Women in the News”. The goal of this webinar was to present the project Reflect Reality to the audience while providing a walk-through of the Reflect Reality website
Globe International Center released their Media Freedom Monitoring Report, analysing Mongolian laws, including those relating to the safety of journalists, in comparison with international standards relating to freedom of expression.
The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have recently launched the 2019 edition of their annual World Press Trends report, outlining the range of challenges currently faced by news publishers and media organisations internationally.
ICFJ has launched its 2019 survey the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, based on responses from more than 4,100 newsroom managers and journalists from 149 countries.
Funders can–and must–do more to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism. Democracy Fund’s latest report takes a deeper dive into the data and explores concrete solutions.