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Welcome to the 2015 mediadev newsletter pulled together by the Global Forum for Media Development. 

2015 an intense year
for the GFMD and Media Development

Letter from the chairman, Leon Willems.
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Internews:
Women's Voices Powering Change.
Supporting Women in Media and Information.


The platform and network will allow Internews to offer women working in this space both in-person and virtual training, as well as the opportunity to write stories and attend relevant international and regional conferences. Internews will reach 10,000 active members from over 30 countries by the end of year five.
 
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Aswatona Fund for Media Development:
Second Call for Applications

The fund, which is supported by the European Union, aims to support pluralism in the media in the Maghreb and the Mashreq, particularly through community radio, and to strengthen the voices of women, youth and remote communities and marginalized groups. It opens on 4 May 2015 and closes on 18 June 2015.
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UNESCO:
Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish winner of Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015

An independent international jury of media professionals recommended Mazen Darwish in recognition of the work he has carried out in Syria for more than ten years at great personal sacrifice, enduring a travel ban, harassment, as well as repeated detention and torture.
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South East European Network for Professionalization of Media:
Regional report on employment conditions of journalists in SEE

An independent international jury of media professionals recommended Mazen Darwish in recognition of the work he has carried out in Syria for more than ten years at great personal sacrifice, enduring a travel ban, harassment, as well as repeated detention and torture.
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ARTICLE 19:
Journalism and Human Rights magazine launched in Senegal

ARTICLE 19 and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a journalism and human rights magazine for the celebration of World Press Freedom Day.
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Global Investigative Journalism Network:
How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability

The proliferation of nonprofit newsrooms is one of the more promising developments in an industry wracked by a crumbling financial base and sweeping technological change. The Knight Foundation published the third installment in a series of reports since 2011 tracking the progress of nonprofit news sites as they strive for a sustainable financial base.
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Sourcefabric:
Superdesk.org out now !

Between our recent partnership with AAP, the leaps and bounds we’ve made in the development of our Superdesk system and the continued development of all our software, it’s been a busy past few months. That being said, spring brought with it some much-needed energy for the development of a new website for Superdesk!
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CFI.FR
New website

Between our recent partnership with AAP, the leaps and bounds we’ve made in the development of our Superdesk system and the continued development of all our software, it’s been a busy past few months. That being said, spring brought with it some much-needed energy for the development of a new website for Superdesk!
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Free Press Unlimited
The Internet Protection Lab

An open and secure Internet for people the world over – wherever they live. Where you can decide for yourself what you want to share with the world. And where, if you prefer, you can also choose to remain anonymous. An online world where everyone has access to reliable information, without strangers keeping track of what they do. That’s what the Internet Protection Lab hopes to achieve with its work.
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