Reporting Global Challenges

At a time when many media organisations face financial constraints, the grant programme aims to encourage journalists, newsrooms and media houses to go beyond their usual reporting approaches and thus set a new and distinctive agenda for development and global health coverage.

  • €5.5 million Awarded from 2013 to 2018
  • 192 Projects funded
  • 347 Grantees
  • +200 Media partners
  • 30 Awards won

European Development Journalism Grants

We support long term reporting on global development challenges.

Open to opinion-forming news outlets or broader journalism organisations in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom

€120,000 /Avg

Deadline for 1st application phase: Friday 27 March (22:00 CET)

Global Health Journalism Grant for Germany

We award stipends for in-depth journalistic research on global health, health policy and development related issues to be published in German media

Open to German freelancers and journalists on staff

€15,000 /Avg

Deadline February 05, 2020

Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for France

We award stipends for in-depth journalistic research on global health, health policy and development related issues to be published in French media

Open to French freelancers and journalists on staff

€15,000 /Avg

Deadline February 05, 2020

Innovation in Development Reporting Grant

We award reporting grants for production of out-of-the-box stories on international development topics.

Open to journalists and media organisations

€20,000 /Avg

Applications are now closed

The EJC global health reporting grant came right in time – a time when quality oriented (health) journalism seemed to be no longer affordable for many outlets in and beyond Germany. Having been supported three times in a row gave me the unique opportunity to focus on pressing global health challenges and do in depth research on topics like aging populations, culturally triggered genetic disorders and mental health issues in low income settings. Nowadays being given the time to truly investigate stories was a pure luxury for me – even though it shouldn’t be that way

The EJC has given me the time and resources to do two investigations that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. Now people know that blood samples collected during the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been exported all over the world. This started a global discussion.

The Publisher Grant was a catalyst for As Equals, CNN’s series on gender inequality. Its support meant we could focus on the least developed parts of the world and gave us the scope to go big on a single issue and produce ambitious pieces of impactful visual storytelling.

How to feed 10 billion people in 2050? Big questions like this one tend to be overlooked in a newsroom where there's always a deadline in sight. The EJC funding enabled us to take a step back, create a dedicated platform and really delve deep into this question that will change our lives drastically in the coming decades

Martina Merten

Healthcare journalist, German Medical Journal, BMJ, SZ, Der SPIEGEL, Deutsche Welle

Emmanuel Freudenthal

Freelance investigative journalist, Le Monde, Libération

Blathnaid Healy

Director EMEA, CNN Digital

Stan Putman

de Volkskrant