Grants and Contributions:

Strengthening Safety of Journalists in sub-Saharan Africa
Agreement Number:
7437371 P010621001
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Agreement Date:
Jan 21, 2022 - Dec 31, 2024
This project will launch a multi-pronged project in sub-Saharan Africa to monitor, report and highlight press freedom violations, to build the capacity of media organizations to counter online harassment of journalists with a particular focus on female journalists, as well as to train journalists in investigating sources and tools of disinformation. A robust monitoring and reporting mechanism will enable journalists, policymakers, the diplomatic community, civil society organizations and citizens to take action based on the data collected. Timely reporting and analysis will provide critical insights to support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information of African Commission on Human and People’s Rights as well as numerous other key advocacy players
Global Affairs Canada
Expected Results:

The project will contribute to sustained, evidence-based national, regional and global advocacy to investigate and prosecute attacks against journalists, end impunity for crimes against journalists and create a gender-sensitive policy environment that promotes press freedom. Activities will help strengthen capacity of media organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to tackle online harassment of journalists and investigate the sources and patterns of disinformation, and help reduce the impact of disinformation campaigns.

Vienna, AT
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Grants and Contributions
Recipient Type:
Not-for-profit organization or charity
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IPI - International Press Institute
Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion Programming
Program Purpose:

The Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion Programming supports international assistance initiatives aimed at promoting and protecting democratic values, institutions and processes.