Ukraine: Media Development Fund: Free and Fair Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2019

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Funding Opportunity ID:310374
Opportunity Number:PAS-UKRAINE-FY2019-004
Opportunity Title:Ukraine: Media Development Fund: Free and Fair Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2019
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:Independent Journalism/Civil Society
CFDA Number(s):19.900
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Ukrainian media NGOs and independent media outlets (print, radio, TV or electronic)
Agency Code:DOS-UKR
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to Ukraine
Posted Date:Nov 16, 2018
Close Date:Dec 07, 2018
Last Updated Date:Nov 16, 2018
Award Ceiling:$20,000
Award Floor:$7,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$200,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The U.S. Embassy Kyiv of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications aimed at supporting free, fair, and transparent Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2019 in Ukraine. Objectives include: · Providing regional reporting on candidates’ platforms, and programs offered by political parties and party coalitions, transparency of election committees, voter registration, violations of election law and other election integrity issues. · Increasing public participation and awareness of candidates’ platforms and parties/coalition programs through TV and radio debates, thematic inserts, online forums, and press events with presidential candidates and/or political parties or party coalition representatives. · Encouraging young and first-time voters to exercise their right to vote. · Identifying and encouraging special groups to educate voters and increase public participation, including internally displaced persons, Roma, veterans of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and elderly populations. Content can also focus on specific geographical locations. · Training journalists on themes including, but not limited to their rights concerning access to information; fact-checking; journalism ethics; and providing balanced and free election coverage. · Identifying and countering the use of disinformation through pro-active reporting, promoting media literacy, and other creative programs.

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