News & Resources

Stay up to date with important developments of the Fund, our news, articles, events and reports. We’ll also link to relevant content from our partners and other players in the space.

News

Maria Ressa and Mark Thompson to spearhead global effort to save public interest media
A global initiative to support embattled independent media today announced two renowned media leaders as its founding co-chairs.
We’re hiring – Regional Director Latin America

Job Title: Regional Director Latin America
Application Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the role will remain open until filled. We will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Start Date: Autumn 2022
Location: Based in the region (flexible on which country)

We’re hiring – Fundraising Support (Family Foundations, HNWI and Corporates)

Job Title: Fundraising Support (Family Foundations, HNWI and Corporates)
Application Closing Date: 27 May 2022
Start Date: 7 June 2022 for six months
Location: Remote

International Fund for Public Interest Media launches first round of funding in 17 countries

During the United Nations’ celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Uruguay, on Tuesday, May 3, the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM), is launching its very first call for applications for funding in 17 countries around the world: Afghanistan; Brazil; Colombia; Georgia; Ghana; Kenya; Lebanon; Malaysia; Mexico;  Nepal; Niger; Philippines; Senegal; Sierra-Leone, South Africa; Tunisia; Ukraine.

We’re hiring – Chief Executive Officer

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Application Closing Date: 15 May 2022
Start Date: Summer 2022
Location: Virtual

Careers

We’re hiring – Programme Associates

We are seeking dynamic Programme Associates who are comfortable operating in a rapidly evolving organisation to work directly with the founding team to set up this major new initiative.

We’re hiring – Communications Manager

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced communications professional who is comfortable operating in a rapidly evolving organisation to respond to media inquiries, support ongoing fundraising efforts and showcase the implementation of the Fund. 

News

Forum on Information and Democracy and Reporters without Borders (RSF) sign MoU with International Fund for Public Interest Media to collaborate more closely

Tallinn, Estonia – Two of the most ambitious international initiatives established to confront potential “media extinction” and support the right to information around the world have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate more closely.

News

President Biden announces ‘up to $30 million’ in US support for new global fund to bolster free press as ‘bedrock of democracy’

President Biden announced ‘critical seed money’ for International Fund for Public Interest Media in opening remarks at Summit for Democracy. The independent, multilateral fund aims to avert global extinction crisis for public interest journalism.

Event

Enabling media markets to work for democracy at the Paris Peace Forum

Our programmes manager, Khadija Patel joined a panel at the recent Paris Peace Forum discussing why public interest media is fundamental to ensuring free and fair elections, countering misinformation, and providing a space for civil and democratic norms to thrive.

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