Friday, 23 May 2014

Romanian Journalist Searching Media Partners for International Development Reporting

Romanian journalist Grațian Mihăilescu is searching a media partner in order to apply to a grant offered to journalists and media outlets by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), through the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR), with the financial support of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The grant programme aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues. The grant intends to raise awareness about these issues by having a strong impact on media audiences in the following nine European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Since 2011, Grațian Mihăilescu is part of an international development project called “Masud Parves Library” which aims to provide educational logistics to the students living in the Atulia Union, Bangladesh, an area periodically affected by floods and cyclones. As part of this project, he organised a fundraising campaign in Romania called “Bănățeni for Asia” to raise money in order to build a library in the Atulia Union. However, the construction still needs financial resources and Grațian Mihăilescu is looking for media partners from the eligible countries (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) in order to apply to the above-mentioned grant.

 The deadline to submit an application is 23rd July 2014 (22:00 CET). In case you are interested in becoming a partner for this project, please contact Grațian Mihăilescu at: You can learn more about the application procedure, financing rules, eligibility criteria and other projects supported in the past by visiting:

Information provided by FOND, Romanian NGDO Platform

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