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.
This new report, from DW Akademie, helps funders, donors, and investors understand the field and the many ways in which they can support it.
On this International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on September 27, 2019, the Open Talks aimed towards raising awareness and reinforcing social dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.10.2 to ensure public access to information.
As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate active communication of the valuable work being conducted within the GFMD network, GFMD is establishing a series of members-only webinars to highlight the work being carried out by members, starting on October 17th, 2019.
The GIC is participating in the preparation of the UPR to be presented in the third cycle of this year. Their recommendations are based on the conclusions reached by several meetings and gatherings that integrated the views of professionals and relevant actors.
GFMD member Globe International Center celebrated their twentieth anniversary on July 5th, 2019. The event celebrated all of the work carried out by the organisation over the last twenty years and brought together representatives from private and public authorities, NGOs, and other international organisations.
From July 10th to 11th 2019, GFMD will attend the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London, co-hosted by the UK and Canadian Govenments. The conference is part of an international campaign to raise awareness of the importance of international press freedom, and also to increase the consequences faced by those who try to restrict it.