The International Center for Journalists and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) with selected partners and experts will help talented individuals, content producers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to develop new ways to inform and engage audiences with entertaining, locally-relevant, high-quality content.
The program will offer grants between $5,000 and $100,000 to successful applicants. Genres could include factual entertainment series, youth-focused content that utilizes new technologies, humor/satire, cultural programs, and documentaries. Selected applicants will receive the funds needed to cover the costs of their projects, expert mentoring, and technical assistance to support their projects’ development.
Projects may center on video, film, radio, mobile apps, game development, or other innovative media platforms. Preference will be given to projects that apply creative, appealing formats to present information.
Proposals must be submitted here.