Deadline: June 30, 2016 | Views: 1,127

Location: New York, United States.

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. The foundation prioritize initiatives that offer transferable and replicable models in the field.

Purpose and Priorities:

The foundation supports 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. Their priorities include: the development of new ideas, breaking new ground, and taking advantage of digital revolution.

The foundation 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. Our aim is to improve global and regional connections, facilitate knowledge circulation, exchange ideas, and learn from various contexts.

Eligibility:

Local and international organizations, networks, and informal groups involved in the production of journalism under difficult circumstances, investigative reporting, or defending freedom of expression and the protection of journalists are eligible for support.

Application Process:

Please complete the grant inquiry form to briefly describe your organization or media outlet, current work, and main challenges, as well as what you expect to achieve with the support of Open Society Foundations.

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Location: New York, United States.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...
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