WAN-IFRA Media Freedom invites African Media Organizations to apply for a grant of $10,000 USD

About the Opportunity:

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN)-IFRA Media Freedom is inviting all Media Organizations to Apply for the African Media Grants 2021. This Grant is to fund African Media Organizations reporting projects on Climate Change and the Environment.

Organizations may apply for grants to up to $10,000 USD.


  • Media Organizations from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabweare eligible to apply.

  • Any professional news media outlet may apply for a grant to support their efforts to bring climate change and environmental reporting to their audiences.

  • Project Language: Content can be produced in any language, but must also be made available in English

  • Format: All formats, including multi-format storytelling

Focus Areas

WAN-IFRA’s Climate Change and Environmental Reporting grants are designed to aid newsrooms across Africa in tackling storytelling that:

  • Demonstrates clear relevance to local communities

  • Addresses the big issues, highlights the underreported stories, or exposes new angles

  • Showcases innovative solutions that have impact

  • Promotes efforts towards positive change and shows people how they can take action

  • Explores innovative storytelling formats to reach and engage audiences

Submission Deadline:

24 October 2021

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Contact Details:


MANAGEMENT TEAM Vincent Peyrègne, Chief Executive Officer Paris, France

Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer Frankfurt, Germany

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