Countering Disinformation Training for Vernacular Language Journalists

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 5th, 2024
Close Date
May 4th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$175,000.00
Award Floor
$100,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
H-NOFO-24-100

Agency

U.S. Mission to India (DOS-IND)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Education

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to India, under the U.S. Department of State, is offering a grant opportunity titled "Countering Disinformation Training for Vernacular Language Journalists". This grant aims to provide 20 to 25 journalists in five regional languages of Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, and Hindi from media outlets and digital platforms in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi with 18-month-long, hands-on training in countering disinformation, consulting multiple sources, and utilizing fact-checking resources. The goal is to build skills among local language journalists to verify news, views, photos, and videos prior to release, and to establish a network of responsible journalists in India who will advocate for fact-checking and prioritize audience trust over being the first to break news. The grant has a funding range of $100,000 to $175,000, and the deadline for applications is May 4, 2024. Eligible applicants include private institutions of higher education, not-for-profit organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and public and private educational institutions in India. For more information, interested parties can contact the Hyderabad grants team at HYDGrantApplications@state.gov.

Description

The U.S. Department of State’s Consulate General of the United States in Hyderabad announces an open competition to implement a program, “Countering Disinformation Training for Vernacular Language Journalists”, in four consular regions and the embassy region. Based on funding availability, this project will provide 20 to 25 journalists in five regional languages of Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, and Hindi from media outlets and digital platforms in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi with 18-month-long, hands-on training in countering disinformation, consulting multiple sources, and utilizing fact checking resources. This project will build skills among local language journalists to verify news, views, photos, and videos prior to release. This project will also help build a network of responsible journalists in India who will advocate for fact checking, and recognize that the need to build audience trust outweighs being first to break the news.

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Type
Grant