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Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme: Call for Proposals (Asia)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on September 15, 2021
Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme poster
Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme poster

Journalismfund.eu. has announced a call for proposals for the Modern Slavery Unveiled Grant Programme to enable independent journalistic investigations into the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe.

This grant programme aims to enable independent journalistic investigations into the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Europe.

The programme is supported by Porticus.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Cross-border teams of at least two journalists can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation.
2. The applicants must be professional journalists (written or audio-visual press). Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect.
3. Only natural persons can apply for a grant.
4. The project proposal must focus on an aspect or case of the exploitation of Asian victims of human trafficking and / or forced labour in Europe.
5. The project must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different countries. Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.
6. Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts and journalistic non-fiction books.
7. Grant request can be made to cover working time and / or expenses to investigate, document and expose aspects and cases of forced labour, cross-continental trafficking and other issues related to the exploitation of Asian victims in Europe.

Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill.

Team members from other continents are eligible as well, as long as the investigation focuses on an aspect of how Asian victims of forced labour are exploited in Europe.

The total available amount to be distributed per call will be €80,000.

The next application deadline is Thursday 16 September 2021 at 12 pm CEST (noon) Brussels time.

For more information, please visit https://grants.journalismfund.eu/en/modern-slavery-unveiled

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 22
Jul 22

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 23
Jul 23

Thanks, Ana.