"Media for All” (Supporting Greater Media Independence in the Western Balkans) Project invites local and regional media in Serbia to apply for grants.
This regional Project implemented across Western Balkans is delivered by a consortium led by the British Council in partnership with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Thomson Foundation and INTRAC (The International NGO Training and Research Centre), and is funded by the UK Government through the British Embassy in Serbia.
The Project is announcing two separate Calls for Applications for:
- Business Development (BD) Grants, and
- Engaged Citizen Reporting (ECR) Grants.
Media outlets may apply to one or both of the Calls depending on their needs and level of capacity to implement the activities simultaneously.
Eligibility: Only media outlets registered in Serbian Business Registers Agency (SBRA) are eligible to apply. Media outlet, or legal entity owning the media outlet, must be registered in Serbia before 1 January 2018.
Selection: In addition to quality of proposal and capacity of applicant to implement it, the selection process for both Grant Schemes will take into consideration demonstrated commitment of the media outlet to adhere to the Law and uphold journalistic standards. Decisions of Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) Council and Press Council’s Complaints Commission, as well as adjudicated court cases – particularly in regard of hate speech, discrimination, rights of minors and minorities, invasion of privacy, and presumption of innocence – will be considered.
The Project encourages media operating in remote geographic areas, coming from underserved communities, and/or established or managed by underrepresented groups (minority, youth and other) to apply.
- Applications must be completed in English language.
- Deadline for applications for both Calls is 19 July 2020 at 24.00.
- Time and date of the online information sessions will be announced in due time.