Countering Disinformation in South India: A Regional Media Literacy Initiative

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Countering Disinformation in South India: A Regional Media Literacy Initiative: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (PAS Chennai) is soliciting proposals for a project entitled, “Countering Disinformation in South India: A Regional Media Literacy Initiative.” In the South Indian context, regional language media (TV, radio, print, and digital media) serve as the primary source of information for the 170 million citizens of South India (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, the Union State of Puducherry, and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands). This project focuses on regional language media professionals due to both their substantive reach and the fact that existing English-language trainings and resources on countering misinformation and disinformation may not be accessible to them. The grantee will organize four separate two-day media workshops in regional media hubs throughout South India (at least one workshop each in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala). Each workshop will build the capacity of 10 to 15 media professionals, primarily those working in regional languages. The grant should fund travel, accommodations, and per diem for up to three participants per workshop (12 total) who reside in a city other than the one in which the workshop is held. When possible, the grantee should seek to engage, as either participants or presenters, representatives from social media companies that recognize and seek to mitigate the problem of disinformation. The workshops will involve activities focused on identifying, analyzing, and countering misinformation and disinformation. They should be co-led by American and Indian subject matter experts on disinformation, and should include both time for participants to gain new insights and skills and to develop action plans for themselves and their media organizations. (Please refer to the full announcement available under related documents tab.)
Federal Grant Title: Countering Disinformation in South India: A Regional Media Literacy Initiative
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to India (DOS-IND)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: C-NOFO-18-104-REPOST
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2018
Original Application Deadline: August 2nd, 2018
Posted Date: July 3rd, 2018
Creation Date: July 3rd, 2018
Archive Date: September 1st, 2018
Total Program Funding: $55,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $55,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $45,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 3rd, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
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