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Meetings and activities organised by the GFMD International Media Policy and Advisory Centre (IMPACT).
GFMD IMPACT organises regular donor-practitioner-academic learning meetings to facilitate regular communication, knowledge sharing and experience exchange between donors and practitioners as well as other forms of local, regional and national consultations, targeted meetings and knowledge exchange events.
Consultation on media viability on the sidelines of the Summit for Democracy (Mar. '23)
National consultations on media viability (Jan. '23 - Feb. '23)
World News Media Congress: Media viability session (Sept. 2022)
In preparation for each meeting, the GFMD IMPACT team prepares a literature review analysing the most relevant research and other resources. These are shared with participants in advance of the meeting.
Case studies, selected by the GFMD IMPACT team, are presented by researchers, practitioners and donors both ahead of learning meetings on GFMD's Youtube channel. See these examples from the learning meeting on disinformation.
Presenting case studies in this format means that the learning meetings themselves can be more interactive and ensure that those unable to attend are still able to benefit from the presentations.
Where possible, GFMD IMPACT learning meetings have breakout groups where participants are able to discuss in more details the issues raised in the literature reviews, case studies or presentations.
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
The breakout groups are also recorded but only for the purposes of record-keeping and to enable accurate reporting. The video or audio is never be shared or published.
After each meeting, the discussions are written up with the literature review to create a briefing on the topic.
GFMD IMPACT meetings are not for the solicitation of funding.
GFMD also organises policy and learning meetings for GFMD members (and invited guests from the donor, funder and academic communities) to analyse significant media development and journalism support issues and topics.
The topics for these meetings will be chosen based on feedback from GFMD's members and with input from GFMD's policy and learning committee.