Webinar on How Global Media Philanthropy Can Address Journalists’ Security

February 1, 2019

Philanthropy plays a crucial role in supporting media that improves democratic processes. Around the globe, media funders have been keeping an eye on troubling global trends and potential threats to democracy, journalism and free speech.

As anti-democratic, anti-media rhetoric increases globally, funders supporting journalism work must understand and incorporate security issues into their grantmaking in order to advance essential reporting and protect journalists and journalism.

Safety and security emerged as one of the major themes in Media Impact Funders’ forthcoming report, Global Media Philanthropy: What Funders Need to Know About Data, Trends and Pressing Issues Facing the Field of Media.

The webinar of Media Impact Funders featured:

  • Sarah Armour-Jones, co-author of MIF’s forthcoming report, who provided an introduction to the research and shared insights from the report.
  • Marius Dragomir, Director of CMDS, who talked about how funders should respond to dramatic political shifts, such as the deteriorating climate in Hungary that has affected his work.
  • Rowan Reid, Project Director of Journalist Safety for global nonprofit Internews, who shared tools and practices to improve digital and operational security, and how the sector can work collectively to broaden awareness and implement stronger practices.