Bolstering East Africa’s Investigative Journalism Ecosystem
ID: 354939Type: Posted
Overview

Buyer

U.S. Mission to Kenya (DOS-KEN)

Award Range

$987K - $987K

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes
Timeline
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    Forecast Posted Not available
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    Forecast Due Not available
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    Posted Jun 13, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Due Jul 15, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

Summary:

The U.S. Mission to Kenya, under the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications for a program to support investigative journalism and practices in East Africa, specifically in Nairobi. The program aims to build up Nairobi as a hub for public interest journalism by teaching investigative journalism techniques to professional and citizen journalists, civil society members, and others. The focus will be on identifying inauthentic behavior and the application of artificial intelligence in online publications. The program will include designing a curriculum, developing materials, virtual exchanges, training, and mentoring. It will also establish a fellowship program to support participants conducting investigative projects. The ultimate goal is to create an independent Center for Investigative Reporting in Kenya and develop an institutional sustainability strategy. The funding for this program is authorized under the Foreign Assistance Act. Interested applicants can apply through GRANTS.gov or via email to NairobiGrants@state.gov. The deadline for questions is July 3, 2024, and the application deadline is July 15, 2024.

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