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ECPMF opens call for application from Ukraine for the Journalists-in-Residence Programme in Kosovo

"The JiR Kosovo Programme is financed by the Government of Republic of Kosovo and enables 20 individual Ukrainian journalists and media workers to relocate to Kosovo for a period of up to six months with the possibility of extension depending on the developments in Ukraine. Journalists arriving in Kosovo will have the status of internationally protected individuals.

To be eligible, journalists and media workers must have lived in Ukraine in 2022, hold a valid Ukrainian passport, have been working as professional journalists for at least three years, and speak at least basic English."

Succesful candidates are granted 1,000 euros for relocation, a monthly stipend of 500 euros, and 300 euros for rent. In addition, they will have access to an office space, health insurance, and language and integration courses. If needed, they will also be provided with psychological support.

To apply, send the following documents to

  1. CV

  2. Copy of passport

  3. Reference letter from the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine or the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine.

CIMA Pitch Template

CIMA is calling for any research or report ideas of interest to the broader media development community to be submitted by filling out the attached document to CIMA Associate Editor Malak Monir through the following email:

MFIA Clinical Fellowship Opening (Deadline: January 17, 2022)

Yale Information Society Project

Application materials can be found here, and they must be submitted to

The Yale Information Society Project is accepting applications for a fellowship position with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA), starting in July 2022. MFIA is a law student clinic that supports robust investigative journalism, promotes the public’s right of access to information, and protects freedom of expression.

UNESCO, Government of Uruguay

Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words should be sent to before February 15, 2022.

Full papers should be submitted to before April 18, 2022.

To celebrate World Press Freedom Day, the seventh edition of the Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists will be convened from May 2-4 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. In order to bridge the gap between the academic research field, journalists' experience, and policymakers under the theme "Journalism under surveillance." The conference welcomes submissions of papers and research on all aspects of journalists' safety and impunity for crimes against journalists. The themes of the submissions include, but are not limited to, the themes of UNESCO's Research Agenda on Journalists' Safety. Submissions should be sent to Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted before February 15, 2022, and the full papers should be submitted by April 18, 2022.

A Message from UNESCO and Uruguay, host country of the World Press Freedom Day 2022 Global Conference

UNESCO, Government of Uruguay

The organisers of the World Press Freedom Day 2022 ask that this survey is completed to develop the meeting agenda.

The Global Conference for the celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) will be hosted by UNESCO and the Government of Uruguay from May 2-5 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The theme of the conference will be Journalism Under Surveillance, which will focus on how recent developments in technological means of monitoring and surveillance impact freedom of expression, the safety of journalists, access to information, and privacy. The Conference will be attended by policymakers, journalists, media representatives, specialised NGOs, activists, stakeholders in the field of AI and ICTs, and legal experts.

As the agenda of the Conference is developed, stakeholders and attendants to the meeting can fill out this survey to participate in its drafting.


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