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News

First Global Fund to Safeguard Independent Journalism launches at UN World Press Freedom Day event
As the United Nations marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, the world’s first global and multilateral fund to support independent media will launch at official events in New York.

Event

Unesco – Plenary on Media Viability

Independent media the world over are under threat and need additional support to strengthen their viability.

Article

UN Secretary-General: ‘Pandemic cannot become a ‘media extinction event’

The financial decline of many public interest media organizations worldwide has been among the dangerous side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article

Saving journalism will require money, organisation – and legitimacy

At this World Press Freedom Conference, the conversation needs to take a decisive step forward.

Article

Towards a new era of public interest journalism

Founding Executive Director, Sheetal Vyas on why now is a critical moment for public interest media to find its rightful place in global cooperation, as a global public good.

Resource

Enabling Media Markets to Work for Democracy: An International Fund for Public Interest Media.

A feasibility study conducted by BBC Media Action shows an International Fund for Public Interest Media would be an effective vehicle for bolstering public interest media, especially in low- and middle-income regions in the next decade or two, until new business models can be developed.

Article

Free media can be a life-saver in a pandemic; let’s save it from extinction

It’s hard to think of a time in recent history when access to trustworthy information has been more important. Across the planet, millions of people are seeking out credible, potentially life-saving, news about COVID-19, and how to respond.

Event

World Press Freedom Day virtual event

The National Press Club will host a virtual event on May 3 - highlighting the cases of three journalists who need our help: Maria Ressa, Austin Tice, and Emilio Gutierrez-Soto.

Article

A free press is the lifeblood of democracy – journalists must not be silenced

Journalists risk everything to hold power to account, crucial work for which a $1bn global fund should be established

Podcast

Inside the Drive to Create a ‘Global Fund’ for Public Interest Journalism

UN Dispatch, Global Dispatches podcast

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