The Facebook Journalism Project, in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), has announced that it will invest $300,000 in a new program that aims to support the stabilisation and recovery needs of journalists and news organisations in Lebanon affected by the tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4.
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.
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.
Deadline: Rolling basis
Job Opportunity Internews is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party in Yangon, Myanmar for a USAID-funded media support initiative with the general goal of expanding access to information among the general public of Myanmar and supporting sustainable independent media.
At times like these, media managers, editors, and owners may feel powerless at the destruction of the economic foundations their outlets are built on. While we can’t make brands advertise when they don’t want to or replace every live event with a webinar, there are steps news executives can take to limit the losses they are facing.
As part of The Global Network Initiative (GNI)’s ongoing blog series on freedom of expression in the digital era, GFMD’s Mira Milosevic and Michael Oghia guest wrote a blog post on the threats facing journalism and news media in a changing media environment.
On November 27th 2020, The Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability) was officially launched at the IGF in Berlin.
GFMD is delighted to partner with BBC Media Action and a consortium of other media development organisations in the new “Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development” (PRIMED) project, alongside eight other media development organisations.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
The Thomson Foundation is seeking a potential Chief of Party (CoP) candidate for a USAID-funded media strengthening initiative with the general goal of further increasing citizens’ access to information and improving the sustainability of the local media sector.
21 March 2019 – New York, United States
GFMD will be co-hosting a media development panel as part of NGO CSW63 to explore the ways in which women are harnessing online spaces to challenge the stereotyping and misrepresentation in the media.
GFMD presented a joint statement on behalf of our members at the “Confronting the Crisis in Independent Media: Strategic Approaches for International Donors” meeting of donors, which will took place in Paris on 31 January and 1 February 2019.
GFMD calls on the international community to reinforce its recognition of the importance of media and journalism for good governance and democratic institutions by firmly positioning support for the sector within the overall international development assistance and governance agenda.
29 January 2019 – Brussels, Belgium
The EU Commission is holding a conference in Brussels, Belgium, tittled “Countering Disinformation: Towards a More Transparent, Credible, and Diverse Digital Media Ecosystem.”
1-2 April 2019 – Vienna, Austria
Featuring panel discussions, intimate Q&As and extensive networking opportunities, DME’19 is set to examine solutions to the issues facing publishers in this period of rapid change.
Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.
15 Nov – 17 Nov, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Media Point is a series of annual international conferences, dedicated to discussing the changing media landscape in a professional, political, economic, and social context. These events gather leading academics, journalists, media executives, and experts from around the world to exchange experiences, establish new relationships, and debate challenges facing both traditional and new media. The topic for this iteration of conference is Media and Technology: Innovative Journalism in a Contested Political Space.
07 Nov – 09 Nov, 2018, Hong Kong
Digital Media Asia has, since its launch in 2009, grown to become the largest new media conference dedicated to the news publishing industry in Asia. The event offers three focussed days of conference and workshops and a technology and services expo.
The 9th Asian Digital Media Awards will be presented during the conference.
02 Oct, 2018, London, UK
The sixth Mirrors or Movers conference will feature experts and practitioners at the heart of events and initiatives that have changed the media industry. The speakers are drawn from across the industry and will tell important stories and compelling first-hand accounts about the role that media plays in society, as the sector grapples with fundamental challenges to consumer trust and our business models.