2022 Call for Partnerships – LIVE NOW

From Wednesday 4 May and until Friday 1 July 2022 at 23:59 (GMT+2), UNESCO will be seeking partnerships with specialized not-for-profit organizations to support the undertaking or upscaling of projects that bolster journalists’ legal protection and/or enhance media freedom by advancing at least one of the following Outputs:

  • Output 2: Reinforcing the operationalization of national protection mechanisms and peer support networks to ensure journalists’ rapid access to legal assistance, bolster their defense and enhance their safety, taking into account the gendered nature of the threats against them;
  • Output 3: Supporting investigative journalism that contributes to reduced impunity for crimes against journalists by holding the justice system accountable and by pursuing investigative work that risks being censored when journalists are attacked; imprisoned, or murdered; and to enhancing the safety of those conducting this line of work;
  • Output 4: Enhancing structures for fostering strategic litigation in order to protect environments where the legal frameworks are conducive to an independent, free, and pluralistic media ecosystem.

The 2022 Call for Partnerships of the Global Media Defence Fund will make nearly USD $1.4 million available in financial grants, ranging from a minimum USD $15,000 to a maximum $35,000.

How can my organization submit a proposal to the Global Media Defence Fund?

All information you require on how to submit a partnership proposal under the 2022 Call can be found here(link is external), and is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Partnership proposals (including mandatory forms and supporting documents) must be submitted via email only to gmdf@unesco.org(link sends e-mail).

If you have any questions connected to the 2022 Call, you can contact the UNESCO/GMDF team at gmdf@unesco.org(link sends e-mail).

For more details and application, please visit https://en.unesco.org/global-media-defence-fund