Updated Apr 30, 2021CLOSED

UNESCO launches second call for partnerships of the Global Media Defence Fund

Offered by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is launching a new Call for Partnerships to support not-for-profit organizations under the Global Media Defence Fund. The initiative aims to join forces with specialized partners in the undertaking or upscaling of projects that bolster journalists’ legal protection and/or enhance media freedom. The indicative global envelope to be distributed under this Call is estimated at USD $1 million.
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CLOSEDJun 15, 2021Deadline
$15,000 - $35,000Amount
18 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasCommunications and Media
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Rule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
UNESCO will consider partnership proposals from specialized not-for-profit entities who have been active and registered as such for at least two years. Relevant candidate partners include specialized NGOs, media associations, journalists’ unions, human right defenders, lawyers’ associations and pro bono legal aid organizations, rule of law initiatives, investigative journalism networks, foundations, and academic institutions, amongst other not-for-profit organizations.

Application And Awards Process

Applicants shall bear all costs related to proposal preparation and submission.

The comprehensive list of documents that must be submitted in order for the submission to be considered are available in the checklist included under section VIII of the Terms of Reference – Annex 1

For additional questions about the Call for Partnerships Guidelines or application forms, please e-mail gmdf@unesco.org.


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