Media for a Democratic Belarus

This project will provide support to strengthen and build a media environment in which effective advocacy for journalists’ rights and media financial sustainability can improve journalistic freedom, professionalism and security, free of fear and persecution.

Activities will help improve rights for all journalists, contribute to a fair and sustainable economic environment, and higher professional standards.

Working with journalists, their organisations, media editors and policy makers the projects aims to

  • Improve media legislation and access to information through reform and better application of legislation
  • Raise the financial sustainability and quality of online media and skills of online journalists
  • Empowering new generation of journalists representatives, activists and leaders
  • Improve editorial standards and management practices

Key activities will include:

  • Advocacy campaign on journalists rights, media law reform and access to information
  • Online media support through round tables on surviving new regulations, sub-grants for equipment, trainings on skills and security targeting 20 key web-media
  • Training of young leaders and activists programme
  • Training of newsroom editors and managers on best journalistic and sustainable management practices, particular in electronic media;
  • Advocacy and training actions to take part in Belarus, selected neighbouring countries and targeting European institutions, EU, OSCE, Council of Europe

Location: Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania

Dates: 2016 – 2019

This project enjoys the financial support of the European Union