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.
Now, more than ever, a clear understanding is needed of how news media outlets can stay – or become – viable. To aid this, DW Akademie has developed a new set of Media Viability Indicators to allow media managers, media development experts, donors, and academics to gather data and evidence of viability by evaluating individual media outlets or entire information ecosystems.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on May 1st, The Globe International Center (GIC) organised a Facebook live event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020. As well as this, GIC celebrated the day by awarding the 12th annual Media Freedom Award “For the Truth”, to Mongolian investigative reporter, G. Tsolmon.
Deadline: Rolling basis
Job Opportunity The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) seeks a Program Assistant to join the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) team. The position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C.
The spread of COVID-19 has had a major impact on travel and public gatherings internationally. At the time of writing, cases of COVID-19 have been detected in over 100 countries. As a result, several major media development and journalism events have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future.
Deadline: 28 February 2020
Job Opportunity CFI is looking for a French-speaking Director for their African Department. The Director will define the development and positioning strategy of the Department, as steering it and managing the operational teams.
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Call for Applications DW Akademie is currently implementing a project to bring together 15 well-selected media entrepreneurs from all over the world. From January until June 2020 the startups will get access to a consultant who helps them in improving their media enterprises.
12 December 2019– Budapest, Hungary
Public Service Media should broadcast for the public, be financed and controlled by the public to help them make informed decisions. Join the ECPMF in a discussion on the ways to protect Public Service Media and to preserve press and media freedom in Europe.
11-12 December 2019 – Paris, France
The 2020 CFI Forum in Paris will gather 200 media actors from 30 countries to explore the demands placed on the media and whether or not we are asking too much of our media.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Opportunity The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), a specialised think tank with links to international cooperation on democracy and governance, is searching for a new Research Manager and Editor to join their team based in Washington D.C.
Deadline: 25 January 2020
Grant Applications are open for a grant of up to £1,500 for employees of Public Media Alliance (PMA) members to visit another country and work on a media project that benefits society. Grantees can come from a wide range of backgrounds including producers, radio reporters, editors, and managers.
Deadline: 3 February 2020
Fellowship The Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford offer fully funded fellowships for practising journalists from all over the world, to enable them to research a topic of their choice, related to their work and the broader media industry.
25 November 2019– Berlin, Germany
Join the media development stakeholders attending the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) symposium to discuss strategies for our sector to increase engagement and overall impact in global internet governance processes.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
Job Opportunity ICFJ are searching for a new community/data manager to drive the organisation’s strategy to identify, catalyse, and engage ICFJ’s global network of journalists and strengthen participants’ connection with the organisation and with one another.
Deadline: 15 December 2019
Traineeship Candidates are expected to have a clear understanding of the political context and dynamics in North Africa and Middle East to support the EED in its Southern Neighbourhood Programme. Tasks vary for a period of 12 months, starting February 2020. The opportunity is based in Brussels.
12 November, 2019 – Brussels, Belgium
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, European Federation of Journalists, Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders, International Press Institute, Committee to Protect Journalists, Scottish PEN, Global Witness, Article 19, Greenpeace International, The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa and PEN International are organising an expert talk on Anti-SLAPP solutions in Brussels, Belgium.
Deadline: 27 November 2019
Job Opportunity The Open Society Foundation is looking for a director to lead an international team based in London, Berlin, New York, and Washington D.C. and to work closely with an advisory board supporting the integrity of independent and investigative journalism.
Deadline: 25 November 2019
Fellowship The Resonant Voices Fellows will map evolving radicalising influences eroding the fabric of our societies and undermining our values. They expose and challenge extremist messaging targeting vulnerable audiences in the EU, particularly online.
8-9 November, 2019 – Belfast, Northern Ireland
This two-day international conference is aimed at delivering new insights on the role of the media in deeply divided societies.
Deadline: 13 November 2019
Job Opportunity Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is looking for a Programme Coordinator for the implementation of projects with local partners in Latin America. The position is full time and based in FPU’s office in Amsterdam. Preferred starting date is January 2020.