For immediate release
“Open Call for - Being 20”
The Open Media Hub is launching today a Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support, a scheme to enable TV and online video journalists in the European Neighbourhood to create content related to the European Union and their respective countries’ relations with the European Union. The scheme is now open in the east for Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and in the south for Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia.
Besides financial support, media professionals will benefit from practical guidance to produce these stories, as well as to disseminate contents at an appropriate quality level. This entire programme aims at delivering greater public awareness of the actions and impact of the European Neighbourhood Policy and strengthening domestic and local audience interest in EU issues; it also seeks to increase the amount of analytic, in-depth quality programming.
Being 20 Concept:
Please have a look at our website to see examples of stories already produced:
search for Being 20 stories.
Example of questions to be answered:
If selected, applicants agree to submit all the required documents, including contract, letter of intent, intended budget, waivers and risk assessments together. Templates are available for download on http://openmediahub.com/open-calls/application-documents/. Applicants need to demonstrate that they are duly authorised by the legal entity to produce and to publish their story 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.
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.
• Freelance journalists.
Exception: Open 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 average disbursement for
1st November -2017
Production support agreements shall be issued and signed by 1st December 2017.