Project ID 534GLO5000

The Global Media Defence Fund will specifically foster media protection and support the provision of legal advice to journalists in ODA recipient countries, with a focus on the following aims: • Foster international legal cooperation for promoting the defence of journalists under attack; • Reinforce the operationalization of national protection mechanisms and peer support networks; • Support investigative journalism that contributes to reduced impunity for crimes against journalists; • Enhance structures for fostering strategic litigation in order to protect a national environment where the legal frameworks are conducive to an independent, free and plural media ecosystem.

  • On-going

USD 118,151

Total Project Budget


Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.11.09
End Date 2023.11.09
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Communication and information Italy 118,151 -

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.CI2 - Member States have strengthened capacities and raised awareness to enhance norms and policies related to freedom of expression, press freedom, safety of journalists, including women journalists, and the right to access information, online and offline
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%

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538GLO5000 Global Media Defence Fund 5,936,033
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