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ICFJ's State of Technology in Global Newsrooms data visualization tool 


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Google News Lab have launched an interactive data explorer that makes it easy for users to dig into a wealth of new survey data from hundreds of newsrooms worldwide and examine how journalists are using technology.
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Why measuring media’s impact matters


In November 2017, Science magazine published the results of a multi-year study which demonstrates that even small news organizations can have a significant impact on how Americans discuss issues online. Harvard Professor Gary King’s study is an eloquent answer to funders who are asking how to measure media impact. 
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Updated Journalism and Media Grantmaking guide offers insights for funders new to the field

 
Journalism and Media Grant Making: Five Things to Know, Five Ways to Get Started updated edition, published by Media Impact Funders with support from the Wyncote Foundation, reflects shifts in the field as well as lessons learned through the expansion of media funding practice, as more grantmakers have gotten involved with the field.
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Alliance Magazine December 2017 issue: Philanthropy and the media

Alliance Magazine has published special issue on philanthropy and the media. Guest editor, Miguel Castro of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Alliance examine philanthropy’s role in sustaining investigative journalism and combating fake news, and whether we should fear or welcome the changes under way. The issue profiles selected philanthropists owning or backing media and brings a run-down of foundation media programmes. 

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Open Government Partnership has launched a Trust Fund and announced the first call for proposals

13th edition of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press open for applications

CMPF’s 2018 Summer School for Journalists and Media Practitioners

Voice’s Indonesia Influencing Grants: Amplifying the Voices of Marginalised and Discriminated Groups

Journalism competition open in Uzbekistan

EJC's Data Journalism Handbook team is looking for translators

The European Journalism Centre is hiring two people to build our Engaged Journalism Accelerator

Application Call for Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Responding to ‘hate speech’: Comparative overview of six EU countries


This report provides a comparative overview of legal and policy responses to ‘hate speech’ in six EU countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and the United Kingdom. The report finds hate speech to be a significant problem across all countries. Despite some examples of good practice, legal and regulatory frameworks in these countries are failing to adequately address these problems.
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SMEX report on the state of privacy in Lebanon 


In collaboration with UK-based watchdog group Privacy International, SMEX has investigated the state of privacy in Lebanon and its development over the past few years. The report, titled “State of Privacy: Lebanon,” documents Lebanon’s international legal obligations, the weak legal framework for privacy rights, the increase in the government’s use of biometric identification, and the development of offensive surveillance within Lebanon. 
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Development strategies for the future of investigative journalism

 
DW Akademie's authors propose a model to identify areas of action and present regional trends from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, and Eastern Europe in light of global developments in investigative reporting, taking into consideration different muckraking cultures, and share examples of successful strategies of investigative media outlets.
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MRA Executive Director Appointed Member of Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network


The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mr. Edetaen Ojo, has been appointed a member of the Advisory Network of the Freedom Online Coalition, a partnership of 30 governments from around the world, working to advance Internet freedom, including respect for the right to freedom of expression and rights to association, assembly, and privacy online, worldwide.
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Empowerment of rural women – what can media do?

As The Commission on the Status of Women convenes in New York in March 2018 IMS is organising a public debate on ‘What media can do to empower women in rural areas’. Join the panel in examining how media can ensure that women and girls in rural areas can take part in public debates and access the information they need to claim their rights and make informed choices.

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GFMD joins group of organisations urging EU to protect journalists


In response to the killing of Slovak journalist, Ján Kuciak, group of leading press freedom and media development organisations has called the European Union to action. In addition to condemning the recent killings of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and Daphne Caruana Galizia, the group is calling upon authorities to address threats to journalists and come up with better ways to protect journalists and journalism in Europe.
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Join us for GFMD Webinar on Audience Research and Media Development on 15 March

The webinar, moderated by Susan Abbott with Sonia Whitehead, Michelle Foster, Dennis Reineck and Christoph Spurk, will share insights on how audience data can be used for project design, informing project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and how it can be used by local news media and journalists.  

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