Global Media Defence Fund: 2nd Call for Partnerships 2021

15 June 2021

Until 15 June 2021, UNESCO will be receiving innovative proposals for the implementation of local, regional and international projects that, in line with international human rights standards, will contribute to enhancing media freedom and bolstering journalistsí legal protection by advancing at least one of the following GMDF Outputs:

  • Output 2: Reinforcing the operationalization of national protection mechanisms and peer support networks to ensure journalistsí rapid access to legal assistance, bolster their defense and enhance their safety, taking into account the gendered nature of the threats they face;
  • Output 3: Supporting investigative journalism that contributes to reduced impunity for crimes against journalists, and 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.

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safety of journalists

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