Independent Media Programming: Kosovo Serbian Language Media

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Independent Media Programming: Kosovo Serbian Language Media: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to increase the sustainability and reach of Kosovo Serbian language independent media through partnerships with local technology firms/startups. Priority Region: Kosovo Program Objectives: The objectives of this program are: · To develop sustainable practices and partnerships between independent Serbian language Kosovo media partners in order to provide alternative sources of information to Serbian language speakers in Kosovo and throughout the region. · To develop partnerships with local technology start-ups to help increase the reach of independent Serbian language Kosovo media partners and identify innovative ways to interact with youth audiences. · To increase media literacy of independent media partners to help them avoid amplifying misinformation/disinformation from malign actors. Successful proposals must have and include: · Partnerships with at least four (4) established Serbian language independent media partners in Kosovo or the region. · Partnership with at least one (1) Kosovo-based startup, technology NGO, or technology firm focused on developing innovative technology solutions with Serbian language independent media partners. · Exchange program elements where partners work for periods in each other's newsrooms and joint investigative efforts. · Joint training programs to increase knowledge about attribution standards, fact-checking, ethics, media literacy, sources of mis/disinformation, and other topics. · Developing technological automated solutions to share and amplify partners' content while ensuring standardized attribution language; technological solutions would also provide tracking mechanisms for partners to see when media content is shared which partners shared it. · A combination of innovative technological solutions paired with journalist SMEs, identify, measure, and track disinformation in Serbian language media to help media partners understand the original source of content before amplifying. · Innovative ways to use technology to interact with youth Serbian language audiences while providing alternative sources of news. Proposals should include appropriate funds for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of program successes and challenges, and a detailed description of how M&E will be carried out and program success will be determined, including a logic frame and a list of outputs and outcomes expected. Proposals should detail a robust media plan, and winning applicants should plan to share their online activities/posts with the Embassy's Public Affairs Section (PAS). For more details please see "Related Document" tab.
Federal Grant Title: Independent Media Programming: Kosovo Serbian Language Media
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Kosovo (DOS-XKX)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-PRISTINA-FY21-05
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Posted Date: April 6th, 2021
Creation Date: April 6th, 2021
Archive Date: June 30th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $350,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $350,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 6th, 2021
Category Explanation
The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to increase the sustainability and reach of Kosovo Serbian language independent media through partnerships with local technology firms/startups.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility for grantees and sub-grantees are limited to not-for-profit organizations (Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO's), independent media outlets, IT and Software organizations officially registered in the Republic of Kosovo.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faton H Vatovci
Grantor
Phone 003833859593734
Resource Coordinator
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