Project ID 538GLO5001

As part of the broader programme implemented under the Global Media Defence Fund (GMDF), UNESCO shall establish and administer an Crisis Response Mechanism (CRM) to provide time-sensitive emergency support to journalists and media in distress in countries experiencing unforeseen or sudden major crises affecting media community, with the aim of ensuring the immediate safety of media workers facing danger or threat as a direct result of their profession, with a focus on women journalists; as well as supporting the work of journalists and media outlets working on the ground to continue to safely and professionally report the news and avoid an information vacuum in crisis-affected countries.

  • On-going

USD 460,061

Total Project Budget

USD 178,898

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2024.09.25
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)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Communication and information United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 460,061 178,898

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%

Related Projects

Project ID Project Title Total Project Budget (USD)
538GLO5000 Global Media Defence Fund 6,085,303
538GLO5001 Global Media Defence Fund's Crisis Response Mechanism 460,061