Donor Name: Open Society Foundations
Fund name: Supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation
Funding brief: The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.
The program also supports those enterprises that seek to further engage their audiences, experiment with storytelling, develop new sources of revenue, or network with peers across borders or invisible frontiers set up by extremist groups or organized crime. They prioritize initiatives that offer transferable and replicable models in the field.
Objective: Open Society Foundations support creative, talented, and open-minded groups or media organizations working on any platform, especially in the places where verified, trustable information is not only scarce but also difficult to produce. priorities include: the development of new ideas, breaking new ground, and taking advantage of digital revolution.
Open Society Foundations wish to secure a free and safe environment for journalism, focusing on activities that protect journalists, citizens practicing journalism, and sources or information from physical and legal harassment. Open Society Foundations aim is to improve global and regional connections, facilitate knowledge circulation, exchange ideas, and learn from
Deadline: March 31st, 2017
Budget limit: Not Found
Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: Not Found
Eligible organization: Local and international organizations, networks, startups and informal groups involved in the production of journalism under difficult circumstances, investigative reporting, or freedom of expression and the protection of journalists are eligible for support.
Eligibility: As above
Submission mail: Not Found
Other important link:
● Committee to Protect Journalists: https://www.cpj.org/campaigns/assistance/how-to-get-help.php
● Media Legal Defence Initiatives: http://www.mediadefence.org/get-help
● Grant inquiry form: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2804668/Inquiry-Form
How to apply: Applicants may register to apply online via given website (http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2804668/Inquiry-Form).
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