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
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 via Zoom. The first Town Hall led to the development of a joint statement and a shared resource centre for GFMD members.
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.
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.
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.