Soros Foundation Moldova (FSM)

Media Program

Support alternative journalist voices to mitigate the negative effects of propaganda and manipulation

We plan to offer support to creative, open-minded journalistic enterprises, producing independent and open journalism on on-line platforms. We aim at enhancing unbiased and competent media coverage on critical domestic problems that will generate a clear depiction of problems, and will increase citizen awareness and social mobilization. Priority will be given to projects embedding various media products that will be integrated across on-line platforms and those generating new opportunities to interact and engage the public, that will be implemented by news organizations and journalists. The main deliverable of our joint efforts would be reliable content delivered to citizens.
Activities for 2019:
  • An independent expert committee will evaluate and prioritize web-based media enterprises following several criteria, including independence, open minded leaders who have the courage to influence and enlighten public debates, creative potential etc.
  • Organizational grants or project grants will be awarded to partner media enterprises.
  • The teams established in the frame of the Youth Media Lab that will manage to create the best multimedia products will benefit from financial support for the development of their projects.