The Open Media Hub has launched a call for expression of interest, a production support scheme, to enable TV and online journalists in the European Neighbourhood to create content related to Armenia. We will provide them with the financial means and practical guidance to produce and disseminate such coverage at an appropriate quality level, it also seeks to increase the amount of analytic, in-depth quality programming. This scheme is open in for applicants from Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Ukraine.
We invite the broadcast and on-line media outlets to propose stories that can provide perspective, provide in-depth explanation, and highlight unreported aspects in the on-going and recent events taking place in Armenia, from either within or outside the country. Stories should be non-time sensitive, features, analysis, portraits, of different formats:
-Broadcast: up to 12 minutes (preferred) or up to 26 minutes.
-Online: long reads, webdoc, portfolios.
Proposals could answer to any of the following questions:
- Illustrate and describe the issues, the dynamics of this movement
- How will this change the daily life of the Armenians?
- What are the meaningful impacts of this movement, including in the region?
- Who are the new protagonists of this movement?
- Why is this movement taking place now?
- Identify the roots of the movement
All applicants must demonstrate that they are duly authorised by the legal entity backing them, and by producing a letter of intent from an authorised representative. This letter must state an eligible media outlet’s intention to broadcast or publish the eventual production, including an indication of the date(s) and context(s) of the planned broadcast or publication.
Open Media Hub will provide a template for the letter of intent.
Eligible applicants are:
- News organisations (e.g., TV stations, online news companies);
- Journalistic organisations (e.g., associations, foundations) if they can demonstrate a publication commitment from a media outlet;
- Audio-visual production companies;
- Journalists acting on behalf of any of the above.
Exception: Media Hub may decide, on a case by case basis, that individual journalists or television producers are eligible without legal entity backing or endorsement. Similarly, will relevant applications from bloggers, vloggers and citizen-journalists be considered if they can demonstrate a track record of significant audience reach on their platforms.
The amount of support will always take the topic, media outlet, and country into account and be proportionate to the typical prices and rates in your country.
The disbursement will be up to €8,000 per application, depending on formats.
Multiple applications from a single applicant can be accepted, including from applicants for other on-going OMH Calls.
All the required documents must be submitted together with the filled-in online application form. If selected, for contracting, applicants agree to submit letter of intent, intended budget, waivers and risk assessments.
Deadline for submission:
25 May 2018
The deadline for submission on 25 May 2018, 21:00h Brussels time.
20 June 2018
The award decisions shall be made as soon as possible, but no later than 20th June 2018.
Production Support Agreements shall be issued and signed by 15 July 2018.
A detailed FAQ (frequently asked questions can be found here (www.openmediahub.com/opencalls/FAQs)
For more information, go to: www.openmediahub.com/opencalls
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