Grant / Award - - Multi-country

COVID-19 Microgrants for Media Work in Emerging Economies

30.04.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

Meedan has closed the first round of funding in May 2020. They are likely to launch a second round in the next few months. Stay tuned !

To support independent media, fact-checkers, citizen journalists, activists, and technology and digital literacy enthusiasts in their efforts to cover the outbreak, Meedan’s Check Global program is launching the COVID-19 New Microgrants for Media Work in Emerging Economies, specifically aimed at groups working within the context in North Africa/West Asia, Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific region.

The grants are aimed at supporting fact-checking and verification projects, local watchdog initiatives, documentation of the local reality under quarantine, media/digital literacy campaigns, tracking the impact of lockdowns on democracies, and examining digital surveillance and surveillance capitalism, civil rights, and violence against women related to COVID-19.

Application process:

Meedan is accepting proposals in English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • Individuals can apply for up to $500
  • Organizations can apply for up to $2000
  • Collaborative projects can apply for up to $2500

Applicants should fill out an online form detailing their proposal.

More info on Application Procedure & Selection Criteria here.

Send all questions to

* Meedan is a multi award-winning non-profit that focuses on improving the quality and equity of online information. We build software and design human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs and academic institutions.

Meedan is Arabic for “town square”.


  • Type : Grant / Award
  • Deadline : 30/06/2020
  • Promoter : Meedan


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