Media Freedom Matters for media

Freedom House
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Last date: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Detailed Description

Freedom House has announced for the Media Freedom Matters to financial support to advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives for media in Moldova.


Freedom House welcomes for funding and support from local, registered non-governmental organizations and coalitions based in the Republic of Moldova, the Eastern Partnership Region, and the European Union that seek to raise awareness about press freedom, freedom of expression, and independent media in the Republic of Moldova, including among the public, marginalized communities, government, local authorities, and other sectors.

The “Media Freedom Matters” grants program will serve the following objectives:

  • To provide financial support to longer-term advocacy initiatives, public campaigns, and other activities that seek to raise public awareness about freedom of expression and press freedom among the general public in the Republic of Moldova;
  • To provide essential technical support, assistance, and tools to new initiatives or campaigns in order to leverage their impact to strengthen public trust in independent Moldovan media and fact based journalism in the age of disinformation;
  • To bolster broader regional efforts to encourage Moldovan citizens’ active engagement with media, and advocate for a government that is accountable, ensuring equal and impartial access to media distribution services in Moldova.

Freedom House will select up to two (2) advocacy initiatives for up to $10,000 in funding each. Applications will be considered in the following thematic areas:

  • Raise awareness about freedom of expression/free press among the general public in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Strengthen public trust in independent Moldovan media in the age of disinformation;
  • Promote fact-based journalism and opinion exchange;
  • Encourage citizens’ active engagement with the media in Moldova;
  • Target the government to ensure its commitment to a free press in the Republic of Moldova.

Initiatives aimed at strengthening the role of media in advancing accountability for corruption, human rights abuses, or other violations that are focused on using, developing, or supporting domestic approaches and processes are encouraged.

Priority will be given to organizations and initiatives that see themselves as media freedom or support organizations, or agents of transparency, accountability, and democratic development. In addition, priority will be given to those initiatives addressing local- or regional-level freedom of expression or press freedom issues.

Selected initiatives will receive a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 months of financial assistance. Freedom House will support public campaigning, advocacy, and other outreach initiatives that will raise greater public awareness and hold the government and other relevant actors accountable to take concrete steps towards improving respect for press freedom and freedom of expression in the Republic of Moldova.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only non-commercial organizations, associations, initiatives, and foundations active in the Republic of Moldova, the European Union, or the Eastern Partnership are eligible for participation in this program. Individuals and government, quasi-government, or commercial agencies and bodies are not eligible for funding.


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