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The International Fund launches a new global open call for funding proposals at World Press Freedom Day
SANTIAGO, CHILE – The International Fund for Public Interest Media announced today the launch of a new global open call for funding proposals. The announcement was made at the annual World Press Freedom Day Conference organized by UNESCO and dedicated to the importance of journalism and freedom of expression worldwide.
Donor funding to international media is even lower than we thought – we need to increase it rapidly to protect and sustain independent journalism
The International Fund launches a new global open call for funding proposals at World Press Freedom Day

SANTIAGO, CHILE – The International Fund for Public Interest Media announced today the launch of a new global open call for funding proposals. The announcement was made at the annual World Press Freedom Day Conference organized by UNESCO and dedicated to the importance of journalism and freedom of expression worldwide.

International Fund Published 2023 Annual Report

The International Fund for Public Interest Media published today its annual report for 2023, covering progress and developments in its grant-making, research and learning, coalition-building, and institutional development.

Newly appointed Board of independent experts holds first official meeting, welcomes two new members

PARIS, FRANCE — Last month, the International Fund for Public Interest Media’s Board of independent experts held its first official meeting since its formal appointment on November 10, 2023. The Board, which previously served in a Board-elect capacity, was appointed during a ceremony at which the International Fund’s Statutes were also approved by the Governments of France, Ghana, and Moldova.

Des leaders mondiaux soutiennent le premier mécanisme multilatéral de financement du journalisme dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire

PARIS, FRANCE - Lors d'une cérémonie qui s'est tenue aujourd'hui au Forum de Paris sur la Paix, une coalition de gouvernements a affirmé son soutien au Fonds International pour les Médias d'Intérêt Public en approuvant les statuts qui garantissent sa mission et son indépendance, et en nommant officiellement son Conseil d'Administration composé d'experts indépendants.

Global leaders endorse first multilateral funding mechanism for journalism in low- and middle-income countries

PARIS, FRANCE — In a ceremony today at the Paris Peace Forum, a coalition of governments affirmed their support of the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) by approving the Statutes that safeguard its mission and independence and formally appointing its Board of independent experts.

The International Fund for Public Interest Media announces the appointments of Director of Partnerships and Director of the What Works Unit

The International Fund for Public Interest Media announced today the appointments of Patrik Silborn, Director of Partnerships, and Maha Taki, Director of the What Works Unit.

The International Fund for Public Interest Media announces the appointment of Makmid Kamara, inaugural Regional Director for Africa & the Middle East

Building on the launch of the International Fund for Public Interest Media’s first operational phase, announced at the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day in May, the appointment of Makmid Kamara as the inaugural Regional Director for Africa & the Middle East is a crucial step in further developing the International Fund’s work in the region. Kamara’s full biography is included below.

International Fund announces appointments of Regional Directors for Asia & the Pacific and Latin America & the Caribbean

The International Fund for Public Interest Media announces the appointments of Irene Jay Liu, Regional Director for Asia & the Pacific, and Vanina Berghella, Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean

The International Fund's 2023 annual report provides an overview of its progress during its initial operational phase.

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