Micro-Grant Contest Results 2020
“Access to Information and Audience Understanding” (AI / AU) Project
March 27, 2020
Internews Georgia has selected four media outlets – Fund Indigo (Tbilisi), Ambrolauri Adult Education Centre (Ambrolauri), TV Gurjaani (Gurjaani) and TV Borjomi (Borjomi) as 2020 partners in “Access to Information and Audience Understanding ” (AI / AU) Project. The partners were selected in merit-based competition. Next year Internews Georgia will hold a competition again to select four new partners.
Selected media outlets will receive 4,500 GBP each to support the development and initiatives designed to address the information needs of specific communities and use innovative solutions to improve audience outreach, quality of content, and financial sustainability.
The micro-grants are issued as part of the project “Access to Information and Audience Understanding Project (AI/AU), implemented by Internews Georgia with the support of Internews and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
In parallel with the grants, the project is providing trainings and mentoring for partner media outlets to enhance their sustainability and improve the facts based editorial and management processes. It also assists them in content diversification and increased interaction with the audience, as well as monetization capabilities.
The four-year project “Access to Information and Audience Understanding” (AI/AU) aims to increase citizen access to information about issues of importance in public affairs, strengthen the sustainability of targeted media outlets, and better link local media and the communities they serve.
For more information contact Shorena Kochiashvili, project director, (cell: 595 350003, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Internews Georgia’s Access to Information and Audience Understanding Project is implemented with the support of Internews (Audience Understanding and Digital Support Project) and funded by Sweden.