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National Journalism Funds (July 2023)
GFMD IMPACT consultation on national funds to support journalism and public interest media.
When: 5 July 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
- Francis Sowa (Ph.D.), National Coordinator, Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG)
- Verónica Longo, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
- Kamanzi Dustan, Director, Tanzania Media Fundation
- Franz Kruger, Research associate from Wits University, Johannesbu
A National Fund for Journalism (NFJ) is a dedicated structure that is designed with a strategic sectoral purpose to provide long-term funding to an independent journalism ecosystem in a particular country, region or place. It can take different forms, but in essence is designed to redress shortcomings, barriers or imbalances in a particular media market, or to incentivise, catalyse or accelerate new entrants or transformative processes in that market.