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.
GFMD member Abraji hosted its 14th International Congress of Investigative Journalism in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from June 27th to 29th. Held annually since 2005, the Congress is the largest gathering of journalists in Latin America and this year’s event attracted 1200 attendees.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has recently launched the second season of its podcast The Backstory: A Media Freedom Podcast. The second season will be entirely devoted to examining in-depth the many facets of the conversation around the safety of journalists. The Backstory attempts to raise some of the fundamental aspects of the safety conversation to its global listeners.
Deadline: 25 June 2019
Job Opportunity International Media Support (IMS) is searching for new deputy director of programmes. The overall objective of the role as Deputy Director is to work with the Executive Director as part of the organisation’s management group to lead efforts to implement and institutionalise the organisation’s strategy
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.
GFMD will be represented at RightsCon 2019 in Tunis by Executive Director, Mira Milosevic, and Advocacy and Engagement Manager, Michael J. Oghia. Additionally, GFMD will be co-organising a session on Wednesday, 12 June at 9:00 AM with Tim Karr from Free Press.
The members of GFMD’s Women in Media working group have joined forces to organise an event on the fringes of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2019.
According to UNESCO, 82 journalists and media workers have been killed globally in 2018 to date. On average, 90% of crimes against journalists go unpunished.
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.
03 Oct – 05 Oct, 2018, Medellin, Colombia
The three-day program will cover topics such as literature, music, film and politics, in free-entry events such as meetings at universities, documentary screenings and photographic exhibitions.
On July 24, GFMD was formally granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). UN consultative status gives access to GFMD and its member organisations to UN processes, cooperation and funding at the local, regional, and global levels.
We’re excited to announce the soft launch of our new website interface. This is the beta phase of developing a better tool for our community, and for collaborating and sharing relevant information, events, opportunities, and other resources.
The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) and the Journalism Studies Center in the University of Andes-Ceper produced a report identifying eight key factors that contribute to understanding the digital audience in Colombia.
Deadline 30 September 2018
The International Center for Journalists is accepting applications on a rolling basis for their TruthBuzz Fellowship. TruthBuzz is looking for full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States.
A new report from the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) explores the level and quality of media coverage of governance issues in Senegal. Senegalese journalists and media outlets have a strong interest in issues related to corruption and accountability, yet there are very few investigative stories published.
To assist both practitioners and supporters of investigative journalism, the authors examine a wide variety of views on how to measure the impact of investigative journalism quantitatively. They report that “the metrics available aren’t as straightforward as measuring audience or tracking website traffic”.
In the recent webinar hosted by GFMD, panellists have shared their insights on how audience data can be used for project design, informing project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and how it can be used by local news media. This exercise aimed to showcase current developments in the field of digital audience analytics.
“After years in the doldrums, support to independent media shows signs of being revitalised. Many donors are recognising that prospects for human progress in the 21st century are increasingly tied to how people are informed or misinformed”, writes James Deane in a blog originally published on www.bbc.co.uk.
“Tracking donor efforts to support media development is fundamental to assessing whether enough resources are being directed at these efforts, and whether those resources are being channeled to the areas of most pressing need”, writes Daniel O’Maley on www.cima.ned.org.
The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation was announced on 12 April 2018 at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. The Council will come together around the core issues of information sharing, innovation, collaboration and co-ordination of initiatives.