09.06.2016 - Communication & Information Sector

IPDC opens new project submission cycle


The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) accepts now new media development project proposals. As a first step, interested media organizations will have until 4 July to present project ideas to the Programme. If validated, they will be requested to submit complete project forms before 30 September 2016.

IPDC encourages proposals in the following focus areas:

  • Supporting media pluralism (particularly community media) and independence (improving self-regulation and professional standards)
  • Promoting the safety of journalists
  • Countering hate speech in media and social media, promoting conflict-sensitive journalism practice and/or promoting cross-cultural/cross-religious dialogue among journalists
  • Supporting law reform that fosters media independence
  • Conducting media assessments and research based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs), Gender Sensitive Indicators for the Media (GSIM), Journalists’ Safety Indicators (JSI) or Media Viability Indicators (VMI).
  • Capacity building for journalists and media managers, including improving journalism education (using UNESCO´s Model Curricula for Journalism Education).

Project proposals should request support for a minimum of US$ 10,000 and a maximum of US$ 35,000.

Interested media or media-related organizations are invited to contact the UNESCO office covering their country for more information. For the list of UNESCO offices, please click here.

Every year, the IPDC Programme supports an extensive range of media development initiatives in developing countries around the world. Over the years, IPDC has channeled US$ 105 million to close to 1,800 media development project in 140 countries.

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