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We are proud to fund innovative and compelling journalism

The European Journalism Centre, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers the European Development Journalism Grants programme to support media organisations reporting on global development challenges with €1,840,000 of grants.

The European Development Journalism Grants programme encourages media organisations to go beyond their usual reporting approaches and to set a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage. Reporting regularly on development topics during one year provides the opportunity to create awareness and engage audiences.

The purpose of the grant programme is to boost sustainable and impactful journalistic coverage of the topic and to enhance the capacity and motivation of media organisations to address global development topics on a regular basis.

Over the last five years, 19 media organisations across France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK have received funding through this programme. Awarded media organisations include
CNN Global (UK), Dagens Nyheter (SE), De Correspondent (NL), De Volkskrant (NL), Euronews (FR), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (DE), Die Welt (DE), New Internationalist (UK), Spiegel Online (DE), The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (UK), Vanity Fair (FR) and VPRO (NL).