Project ID 2210634031

The role of independent media, including community media is vital to ensure the realization of sustainable development and even more in the context of crises and emergency situations. Media also play key roles in addressing the spread of disinformation and hate speech as well as in advancing gender equality, both in and through media. The digital transformation has had a profound impact on the media ecosystem and viability including in Jakarta cluster countries which was also exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Media organizations in the cluster countries also simultaneously affected by the lack of funding, pressing competition from the internet giants and partly economic recession brought by the pandemic to the media environment.

  • On-going

USD 16,200

Total Project Budget

USD 6,907

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Communication and information Contribution to Regular Budget 16,200 6,907

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 6 - Promote freedom of expression and the right to information Output: 6.CI3 - Member States and media institutions enabled to strengthen media development and media pluralism, including through the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 50%