Combating Misinformation in the Digital Media Era

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 7th, 2024
Close Date
April 8th, 2024
Total Funding
$50,000.00
Award Ceiling
$50,000.00
Award Floor
$35,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
SCAISB-24-AW-008-02072024

Agency

U.S. Mission to Pakistan (DOS-PAK)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan, under the U.S. Department of State, is offering a grant opportunity titled "Combating Misinformation in the Digital Media Era". This grant aims to implement a program that will build the capacity of 30 mid-to senior level Pakistani journalists/reporters from new print, broadcast, and digital media outlets. The program will consist of three-day quarterly workshops with U.S. subject matter experts, focusing on countering misinformation and disinformation in media reporting. The workshops will cover topics such as understanding misinformation/disinformation, digital verification tools, ethical reporting, refutation methods, cross-media collaboration, balancing freedom of press with content regulation, and building audience trust. The grant has an award ceiling of $50,000 and an award floor of $35,000. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2024. For more information, contact PakistanGrants@state.gov.

Description

The U.S. Department of State’s Consulate General in Lahore announces an open competition for one assistance award through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program. The project will implement a program to build the capacity of 30 mid-to senior level Pakistani journalists/reporters from relatively new print, broadcast, and digital media outlets, to counter misinformation and disinformation in media reporting. The six-month training program will consist of three-day quarterly workshops with U.S. subject matter experts. The program aims to empower journalists with the skills and knowledge to effectively counter misinformation and disinformation, ensuring accurate and responsible reporting. The series of workshops will be designed to cover the following topics: Understanding Misinformation/Disinformation; Digital Verification Tools; Ethical Reporting in the Age of Misinformation/Disinformation; Refutation Methods, Cross-Media Collaboration, Balancing Freedom of Press with Content Regulation, and Building Audience Trust. The project will be in-person.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant