Support for women journalists in countering mis/disinformation in the Indo-Pacific region

Department of State U.S. Mission to India
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Last date: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

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In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic situation, the revised funding announcement invites potential applicants to submit two separate proposals: (1) one based on “business as usual” environments where the programming parameters are unaffected by public health constraints; and (2) a second (optional) proposal may be based on an operational environment that accounts for restrictions on public gatherings, travel, and public health concerns.


  • Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

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Agency Name: U.S. Mission to India


PAS Kolkata’s media section seeks to build on last year’s cross-border media workshop by bringing together 50-60 key women journalists for a 2-day workshop at the Kolkata American Center to address how disinformation and misinformation is posing a threat to women journalists and the overall stability of the Indo-Pacific security across borders.

Fifty to sixty workshop participants will develop concrete strategies to counter disinformation and misinformation in the Indo-Pacific region within 6-8 months of the workshop, as evidenced by collaborative stories/articles published. Journalists will collaborate across borders on reporting issues that are important to their communities and to the U.S. government. The journalists to develop at least 5 digital stories countering disinformation and misinformation that will be shared on Consulate’s social media platforms


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