Call for proposals: UN Democracy Fund

UNDEF invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals may be submitted on-line in English or French, the two working languages of the UN, until 22 December 2019.

UNDEF projects cover one or more of eight thematic areas:  Media and freedom of information;  Gender equality; Community activism; Rule of law and human rights; Youth engagement; Strengthening civil society interaction with Government; Tools for knowledge; Support for electoral processes.

As always, we welcome project proposals in all the above areas, and in this Round we particularly welcome projects on media and freedom of information. This covers a range of topics, such as promoting citizen journalism, including in conflict and post-conflict settings; training journalists in legal know-how as well as personal safety and security, both physical and online; building peer support networks for freelance journalists; developing investigative journalism skills; understanding and advancing legislation for access to information; combating hate speech; developing public media literacy, with a focus on learning to digest material critically and to evaluate sources -- both online and in other media.

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