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The European Journalism Centre today launched three grant programmes for freelancers and media organisations that will fund stories to inform public opinion and change the way people understand development issues.
Fifteen innovative journalism projects that address gender equality issues will jointly receive €293.000 in reporting grants as part of the ninth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme run by the European Journalism Centre (EJC).
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has received 128 applications in the ninth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Applications were accepted between 10 November 2016 - 15 February 2017.
In August 2014 the massive spread of Ebola isolated countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia from the outside world. While many media took to report from the epicentre of the unfolding crisis, once the emergency situation was over, so was the media attention. But how does life look after Ebola? This is the question that our grantees from On Our Radar and New Internationalist set out to explore in their “After Ebola” project.
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is proud to announce the winners of the eighth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. A combined total of more than €245,000 will be awarded to thirteen journalistic projects that advance development reporting and bring innovative storytelling on global development to a wider public.
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce a new round of over €1.6 million in funding for innovative development journalism projects that will be awarded in 2017-2018 via its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) grant programme. The funding is part of a two-year extension of the grant programme that the EJC has secured from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has received 166 applications in the eighth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Applications were accepted between 3 March - 7 September 2016.
Producing complex journalistic pieces which require travelling and a higher investment of time and money may be difficult without the support of a grant. In a scenario where media outlets face decreasing revenues and journalists have their options of production limited, grants appear as a valuable source for those who aim to develop comprehensive projects. But how to get them?
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have been a steadily growing business in Africa, encompassing 70% of African GDP and 25% of formal jobs on the continent. Despite the significant numbers, they still have their impact on the society underestimated. The project Small is Powerful (SIP), coordinated by French photojournalist Joan Bardeletti, challenges the stereotypes about the continent’s SMEs and highlights ways through which these enterprises contribute to their regions' development.
ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) is a mechanism by which a foreign company can sue a government for decisions and policies that harm their investments, without actually going to court. It has been set up to protect investors against risky investments in less developed economies. However, ISDS is increasingly used by multinational companies to pressure countries into rolling back their policies or paying up astronomical sums of money.
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is proud to announce the winners of the seventh round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. A combined total of more than €260,000 will be awarded to fourteen journalistic projects that advance development reporting and bring innovative storytelling on global development to a wider public.
Since ancient times, menstruation, a normal physiological process in a woman’s body, has been surrounded by several legends and myths. These taboos, based on religious beliefs and lack of information, portray women’s period as something impure, dirty and shameful. In developing countries, these prejudices still have severe implications for the lives of more than a billion girls and women. In Breaking Menstrual Taboos, German journalist Dirk Gilson brings the issue to discussion.
In the end of 2014, disconcerting news for chocolate lovers hit the headlines: the world could face a lack of cocoa by 2020. But were these news accurate or an exaggeration of the media? Grantees Monica Pelliccia and Daniela Frechero travelled across Ecuador, Brazil and India to investigate the future of cocoa and the many factors behind its production and consumption. The result? A multimedia production with news game elements and an intriguing title - A World Without Chocolate?
Water is a universal basic need, but it is still a scarce privilege in many communities around the world. Bolivia is a representative case of the consequences of having a government that, traditionally, never showed interest in providing their citizens efficient access to clean water and proper sanitation. However, in an attempt to improve the water access in the most isolated areas of Bolivia, water management was privatised.
Medicamentalia is a field research and data journalism investigation from Civio Foundation, a Spanish not-for-profit organization with the mission of increasing government transparency and accountability through the use of information technologies and data journalism. The project analyzes and compares prices of 14 essential drugs in 61 countries, mostly developing ones, to report on the global access to medicine.
Every year, millions of girls and women across the world are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation. Supported by ancient traditions, the cut is a mark of the social control over women’s bodies and behaviour. The practice has harmful consequences for women’s health, ranging from kidney infection, complications in the childbirth and fatal bleeding to psychological damages which bears negative consequence for a lifetime.
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is pleased to announce that it has received 199 applications in the seventh round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Interested journalists, who did not get around to pitching their development reporting ideas in time, can submit applications in the next round. The next deadline is 7 September 2016 (22:00 CET). Innovative pitches can be submitted via the online application form.
The year 2015 has been a roller coaster for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme grantees and team. We have awarded more than one million euros divided across thirty-three innovative development journalism projects. For the first time, next to our two regular calls, we ran a special call for publishers with the aim to support long-term global development reporting. The good news is - in 2016 we have two calls for applications and we are already accepting proposals.
On Tuesday, 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti causing major damage and leaving more than 200,000 dead. Six years later, Haiti is still struggling to recover and is now looking at improving its tourism industry as part of a larger and ambitious project towards sustainable development. Can this new focus on tourism contribute to a smoother recovery process and to finally let Haiti develop into something more than just “the poorest country of the Western hemisphere”?
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is proud to announce that Jacopo Ottaviani and Isacco Chiaf, grantees of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme, have won with their "E-waste Republic" project the 2015 edition of the reputable Lorenzo Natali Media Prize of the European Commission, in the category Professional Journalism, the Arab World and the Middle East.