The Open Society Foundation is accepting applications for its Independent Journalism and Innovation Grant program to support promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.
The program also supports those enterprises that seek to further engage their audiences, experiment with storytelling, develop new sources of revenue, or network with peers across borders or invisible frontiers set up by extremist groups or organized crime.
The foundation’s aim is to secure a free and safe environment for journalism, focusing on activities that protect journalists, citizens practicing journalism, and sources or information from physical and legal harassment.
Local and international organizations, networks, and informal groups involved in the production of journalism under difficult circumstances, investigative reporting, or defending freedom of expression and the protection of journalists are eligible for support.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete the grant enquiry form in order to apply.
For more information, please visit OSF’s Journalism Grant.