Journalismfund.eu has announced a call for proposals for the Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme to enable independent journalistic investigations into the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe.
Cross-border teams of professional journalists can apply for a grant to cover working time and/or expenses to investigate, document and expose aspects and cases of forced labour, cross-continental trafficking and other issues related to the exploitation of Asian victims in Europe.
- The Modern Slavery Unveiled grant programme will distribute in total €320,000 over 4 application rounds.
- The total available amount to be distributed per call will be €80,000.
- The programme is supported by Porticus.
- Cross-border teams of at least two journalists can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation.
- The applicants must be professional journalists (written or audio-visual press). Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect.
- Only natural persons can apply for a grant.
- The project proposal must focus on an aspect or case of the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and/or forced labour in Europe.
- The project must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different countries. Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.
- Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts and journalistic non-fiction books.
The jury will assess the applications based on these criteria:
- relevance for the thematic focus of this programme, i.e. the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and/or forced labour in Europe
- added value compared to mainstream coverage
- cross-border or cross-continent aspect
- quality of research methods and presentation/storytelling
- feasibility of the investigation, timeline and budget
- team structure and experience of the applicants
- work effort requirement
- pooling research capacity and knowledge
- being a watchdog of institutions, policies and money
For more information, visit https://grants.journalismfund.eu/en/modern-slavery-unveiled