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.
Meedan is accepting proposals in English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Applicants should fill out an online form detailing their proposal.
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* 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”.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.