Legal assistance fund calls for partnerships [Worldwide]

Posted on Jul 20, 2023 in Digital and Physical Safety

NGOs, media or lawyers’ associations, media development agencies, foundations, academic institutions and noncommercial media institutions can apply for this program.

UNESCO is seeking partners for the Global Media Defense Fund to enhance media protection and improve the access of journalists to specialized legal assistance.

Partners will undertake initiatives to upscale and/or operationalize actions that enhance journalists’ legal protection and their access to legal assistance.

The total grant allocated for this program is US$1.4 million. Selected organizations can request US$15,000 to US$35,000.

Preference will be given to proposals impacting on regions/countries where safety of journalists is more at risk based on UNESCO’s Observatory of Killed Journalists.

The deadline is Aug. 28.