Funding for public interest journalism
Media organizations with a strong record of public interest journalism can apply for grants up to USD 350,000,International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) has announced. It is accepting proposals for its first funding call. IFPIM is a new multilateral initiative designed to support independent public interest media especially in low- and middle-income settings.
The fund says its aim is to dramatically increase the amount of resources available to support trustworthy, ethical, fact-based journalism, and enable the media to work for democracy.
Grants will be provided over a period of up to two years.
The first funding call is open to media organizations in 17 countries: Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Sierra-Leone, South Africa, Lebanon, Tunisia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Georgia and Ukraine.
The deadline is June 13.
The International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) is a bold, new multilateral initiative des IFPIM defines Public Interest Media as media that:
- is free from censorship and independent;
- exists to inform publics on the issues that shape their lives in ways which serve the public’s rather than any political, commercial or factional interest;
- enables public debate and dialogue across society; and
- holds those in power to account on behalf of the public interest.
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