Grant to GFMD for coordination of media and journalist organisations at in countries the borders of Europe, in the East and the MENA region (2016)

Project: coordination of local and international media and journalists' organizations in countries on Europe's external borders in the east and in the MENA region 

Beneficiary: Global Forum for Media Development

Amount: 100.000 euro

Duration: 2016

With the support received from the Government of Flanders in 2016, amounting to 100,000 euros, GFMD seeks to intensify its efforts in the coordination of local and international media and journalists' organizations in countries on Europe's external borders in the east and in the MENA region. 

Media freedom and present objective media are crucial,considering Russian-speaking propaganda in the East, IS propaganda in the MENA (with the related problem of radicalization in Flanders) and the dangers of slipping into a counter-propaganda logic which equally would have negative consequences for the healthy functioning of our European democracies.