At a time when many media organisations face financial constraints, the grant programme aims to encourage media houses to go beyond their usual reporting approaches and thus set a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage.
We award reporting grants for production of out-of-the-box stories on international development topics.
Journalists and media organisations
We award stipends for in-depth journalistic research on global health, health policy and development related issues.
Freelance German journalists
The IDR grant has been a transformative experience. We have covered a wide range of topics, from watergrabbing to food security, always pushing us to innovate and look at development journalism with a new angle. That’s what I call a game changer in impact journalism.
"I have been developing projects within the programme since 2013, and as a veteran grantee I can tell that the knowledge I gained is priceless. Journalism Grants had a unique impact on my life as journalist, because it let me combine my passion for stories with cutting edge innovation. The challenges pushed the envelope of my attitude as a journalist, technologist and human being."
We would never have started our first international project without the help of Journalism Grants. Our first grant allowed us to go beyond borders and create a huge international project, Medicamentalia, the investigation that more happiness bring us so far: we won the Data Journalism Award and the Gabriel García Márquez Award. And we could continue investigating the area in the second phase thanks to our second grant!