FEME supports new, independent media organisations interested in building their professional capacity and technical skills. The fund will aim at strengthening media organisations and enable them to produce professional, fact-based and un-biased information on political, and economic reforms during the country’s democratic transition. FEME will also support eligible organisations in need of audiovisual and other equipment including internet service which will directly contribute to the organisation's goals.
Who is eligible to apply for the fund?
Registered independent Ethiopian media organisations that are currently operating including print, online, television and radio.
What kind of support is available?
FEME has restricted funds available for select media organisations in 2019. The funds will go to service contracts for professional capacity building, technical support and equipment on a need basis.
How much can I request?
Applicants are allowed to request for a maximum amount of 5,000 USD for equipment and technical support. Capacity building will be provided on an approval basis directly through Free Press Unlimited and the US Embassy.
How will organisations be selected?
Proposals will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Quality of content currently produced by the media organisation
- Request for support is realistic, feasible
- A clear plan on how the support will be integrated into the organisation and contribute to its sustainability
- A clear business plan on how the support will enable the organisation to produce professional, fact-based and ethical information on political reforms
- How innovative is the organisation and its request for support
What happens if I am selected?
If your application is selected, you will be contacted for an interview to discuss your proposal further. The selection committee may suggest changes to your request for support. If an agreement can be made, the selected organisation will receive a contract detailing the terms and conditions of the support. Finally, the agreed upon requested support will be provided.
Applicants need to fill in the following forms:
How can I apply?
Simply download the application and budget forms in the link below and send it to PASAddisGrants@state.gov by January 1, 2019.
Free Press Unlimited, with the support of the United States Embassy in Ethiopia, is launching a Fund for Emerging Media in Ethiopia.