Media Defence is thrilled to announce receipt of a grant award of $150,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP). This grant award will directly support our efforts to help journalists, citizen journalists and media outlets across the world so that we can prevent and reduce the routes that are currently exploited to silence journalism.
“Media Defence is incredibly thankful to have the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The worldwide deterioration of media freedom, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, has meant that journalists’ need for free, high-quality legal support is increasing. This grant will enable us to reach more journalists in need, so that they can continue to report on issues of public interest.”
Alinda Vermeer, Acting CEO, Media Defence
“Journalists everywhere are under attack for telling the truth. It’s imperative that folks like me pitch in and support groups like Media Defence that help protect ethical journalists.”
About Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Craig Newmark philanthropies was created by Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark, to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. The organisation works to advance people and grassroots organisations that are excelling in areas that include trustworthy journalism, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans and military families. For more information, please visit CraigNewmarkPhilanthropies.org.
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