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Funders Confidential: What makes a good grant application


Funder's Confidential panel in International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy in early April attempted to expose the often-mysterious process that is how funders and foundations choose which projects they are willing to support. Funders are looking for diverse teams with bold ideas, who are passionate about the subject being addressed, are solution oriented, and come with a network behind them.
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New documentary film: "COURAGE - Journalism is not a crime"

 
Across the world, journalists are being killed, harassed and imprisoned for carrying out critical and investigative journalism. Still, many continue their reporting. This is the story of three such journalists. Lawi Weng from the Irrawaddy in Myanmar, Erdem Gül from Cumhuriyet in Turkey and Emin Huseynov from Azerbaijan all went to prison for doing their job. All are devoted to journalism, but under immense pressure by repressive governments because they seek to reveal what those in power wish to hide. 
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USAID is seeking participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate on research and development for Adapting USAID’s Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) Programming to Better Address Global Trends and Challenges

Democracy and Media Foundation's 'General call for proposals' is currently open

USAID-Mexico: Seeking Applications for Investigative Journalism Program

Applications are open for Visegrad+ Grants which is run and financed by the International Visegrad Fund

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is seeking applications for its Global Health Journalism Grant Programme in Germany

Applications Open for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Diversity and Resilience Program

News Impact Academy in Paris on "Hyperlocal news & engagement strategies"

An Opportunity to Speak at SOCAP18 - SOCAP Open Accepting Ideas Until June 15

360Giving is awarding £20,000 of prizes in the first Visualisation Challenge

The Internet Freedom Fund open for applications

Support to Independent Media shows signs of being revitalised

In the five part blog series, published around World Press Freedom Day, James Deane asks why media development efforts have not had the kind of impact that their backers and investors had hoped, especially in the fragile states where most international development donors are focusing their support.

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Media development funding update from CIMA


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. From 2015 to 2016, overall levels of donor support for global media development remained largely unchanged. This is according to the latest data published by CIMA as part of the Media Development Donor Profiles initiative.
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MisinfoCon comes to Kyiv on 29 May

Building on the strength and momentum of the first two MisinfoCons at MIT in Boston and at the Mozilla Festival in London, Hacks/Hackers Foundation in cooperation with IREX is organising that MisinfoCon 3.0 on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 in Kyiv, Ukraine. You can register here.

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MedMedia conference marks the end of the programme


The EU-funded MedMedia programme held its closing conference in Tunisia on 8th and 9th May. The conference examined the programme’s key achievements, including the Initiative to establish a Special Mechanism for Media Freedom in the Arab World and the signature of its regional Declaration in six Arab states, an initiative to strengthen the participation of youth in broadcasting, and various other key actions aiming to strengthen education, gender equality and counter hate speech in the media.
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RNW Media celebrates 3 years of Love Matters

The Love Matters programme is the global leader in delivering information and media on safe and satisfying sex to 18-30 year olds in areas where information on SRHR is censored or taboo. Love Matters is a programme powered by RNW Media. RNW Media uses media for social change. With innovative approaches to media and training, RNW connects communities and change-makers, enabling young people to make informed choices.

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Matchmaking and the Data Journalism Den

Global Editors Network (GEN) has launched Matchmaking section of the Data Journalism Den. Matchmaking section helps journalists find collaborators and other supporters for their projects, and also highlight their projects in front of the Den's Community and audience.

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