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Media Development Investment Fund - Stakeholders

Media Development Investment Fund is a mission-driven investment fund based in New York, providing technical and financial assistance to favour the development of sustainable independent news businesses in unfavorable media environments.

Public Media Alliance - Stakeholders

The Public Media Alliance (PMA) is the largest global association of public service broadcasters. It was first founded in 1945 as the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. The PMA provides a global context for public service broadcasters as they transit in the digital era. It has members (operating through TV, radio and online) in 54 countries.

The about section of the association's site reads that the PMA works "to identify, research and champion common themes in Public service media (PSM) and provide forums for debate and networking. We also act as a bridge between the academic and public debate around PSM and its changing role. We do this practically through running training, symposiums, exchange programmes, publishing research and reviewing the research of others. We are also working to create appropriate benchmarks for PSM".

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy - Harvard Kennedy School - Stakeholders

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center that explores the intersection and impact of media, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center was founded in 1986 and is focused in four specific areas becuase of their relevance for a healthy democracy:

  • News Quality
  • Digital Journalism: Sustainability & Business Models
  • Platform Accountability & Misinformation
  • News Equity: Race & Gender

Women in News (WIN) - Stakeholders

Women in News (WIN) aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their media. In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to close the gender gap in their newsrooms, boardrooms and in the content they produce.

WIN is currently working with more than 80 media from 12 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East including: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (WIN Africa) and  Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (WIN MENA). WIN Southeast Asia launched in early 2018

Media Literacy Institute - Stakeholders

MEDIA LITERACY INSTITUTE (MLI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 in Greece. Its aim is to promote and disseminate the concepts of Media and Information Literacy in Greece, Europe and internationally. Media and Information Literacy aims at the critical perception, use and creation of knowledge and information οn any traditional or modern communication medium, and requires the acquisition of cognitive, functional, technical and communication skills, as well as the capabilities of using modern means of communication. The mission of the Institute is to inform the Greek public about the conceptual, theoretical, regulatory and practical framework in which MIL concepts are developed. Its goal is to mobilize citizens and to provide them with opportunities to access the relevant information, skills, tools and means and to engage in appropriate activities to become media literate.

MLI supports the idea that democracy requires well-informed citizens and that Media and News Literacy are among the most important ways to combat bias and hate speech online, to promote the fundamental right of citizens to be self-aware when they interact with the media, to learn how to cross check resources, to develop skills of inquiry when investigating the resources, creators and purposes of any content, so that readers can distinguish reliable information from “fake news”, personal opinions, prejudices or propaganda.

MEDIA LITERACY INSTITUTE focuses on printed and online content such as social media, mass media, all kinds of public and frequently used communication platforms, as well as various online and offline sources. In this context, MLI emphasizes that modern active citizens of all ages need to develop the habits of curiosity,  research and creative questioning along with suitable expression skills, to cultivate the necessary critical thinking in getting information from any source, and to acquire the knowledge on how to create and use multimedia messages.

Pew Research Center - Stakeholders

The Pew Research Center is a non partisan fact tank based in Washington, D.C. conducting public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in various research areas, including Journalism & Media.

Media Accessibility Platform - Stakeholders

MAP (Media Accessibility Platform) aims to make media accessible to all, regardless of sensorial and linguistic barriers by creating an atlas of research, policies, training and practices in this field. Its beta version was presented in 2016.

Knight Foundation - Stakeholders

Knight Foundation is a foundation based in the United States. It supports projects in different fields, including journalism, with the aim of fostering informed and engaged communities. The supported initiatives, leaders and ideas are intended to meet the needs of an evolving practice of journalism, including the use and adoption of new media technology. The foundation also seek to enable sustainable news organizations, primarily by supporting the relevance of their journalism to audiences. 

Union of Bulgarian Journalists (UBJ) - Stakeholders

The Union of  Bulgarian Journalists (UBJ) is the largest journalists' organization in Bulgaria. It is a voluntary association of 4500 journalists from all over the country who want to protect their own professional, social and trade union rights and interests. The main goals of UBJ are as follows: the promotion of professional journalism in the Bulgarian society; the adherence to professional standards and ethics; the protection of media freedom and independent press; the expression of the common interests of Bulgarian journalists to public authorities; the development of international cooperation in the field of professional journalism.

Albanian Centre for Quality Journalism - Stakeholders

Financially supported by US Embassy in Tirana through the US State Department’s Alumni Office Program, the Albanian Center for Quality Journalism aims to improve professional journalism standards in the country, paying particular attention to trainings for young students. Under this initiative, the contents of the website (both in English and Albanian) are produced and edited by the students of the Investigative Journalism Laboratory project, who are responsible for the policy and the editorial line.