Legal Support to Journalists in Kazakhstan

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327599
Opportunity Number: DOS-KAZ-NS-AEECA-20-008
Opportunity Title: Legal Support to Journalists in Kazakhstan
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan announces a call for proposals on legal support to journalists in all regions of Kazakhstan. The successful applicant will provide legal support, including consultations and defense, to journalists and media outlets, and monitor the situation regarding press freedoms.
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This funding opportunity is limited to non-governmental, non-profit organizations registered in Kazakhstan. Applications from organizations registered outside of Kazakhstan, political groups carrying out partisan activities, and charity organizations will not be considered. Only one concept paper may be submitted per eligible organization. Kazakhstan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.
Agency Code: DOS-KAZ
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2020
Close Date: Jul 09, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jun 09, 2020
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $60,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $80,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The Embassy of the United States in Kazakhstan supports Kazakhstani journalists and their commitment to fulfill citizens’ rights to objective and timely information. The U.S. Mission believes in the crucial role of journalism in defining the future of any society and the need to ensure that journalists can receive timely and fair legal support, if needed. The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan announces a call for proposals on legal support to journalists in all regions of Kazakhstan. The successful applicant will provide legal support, including consultations and defense, to journalists and media outlets, and monitor the situation regarding press freedoms. The successful applicant should have defense attorneys on-staff or contracted who are available to provide their services in all regions of Kazakhstan. Priority will be given to applicants with experience in similar services and the ability to objectively monitor the situation regarding press freedoms. The successful applicant should demonstrate a good reputation, awareness of the situation regarding press freedoms in Kazakhstan, and be well-recognized among journalists and media experts in the community.
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