Democracy for Media/ Media for Democracy Program’s headquarters is located in Ankara.
Applicants should carefully read the application guide and make sure that they are filling out the correct application form.Legal entities are expected to designate a person of communication. This person could be the legal entity’s chairman, member, volunteer etc.
Legal entities are expected to designate a person of communication. This person could be the legal entity’s chairman, member, volunteer etc.
Journalists, NGOs operating in the media field and media organizations can apply for Press House support. Being only a communication faculty student is not enough to apply.
Each application must be made by a single individual, therefore the journalist who is going to be conducting the activity is suggested to make the application. Activities, budget etc. can be planned according to the needs of the two journalists.
Additional documents are uploaded upon the request of the Association of Journalists, otherwise these documents will not be taken into consideration.
Projects that are funded from different institutions and have begun their activities cannot receive support in order to prevent double funding. In the case that support is requested for different activities for the same project, applicants do not receive priority.
Each individual can apply for more than one support, but the financial support for each person is limited to 15.000 euro.
The application budgets are prepared according to the Turkish Lira (TL) so fluctuations in the exchange rate do not affect the activity.
All payments are made as payment in kind, and not payment in cash. Therefore, appropriate expenses are billed to the Association of Journalists tax-free, and payments are made to suppliers. In exceptional cases (passports, visas, office rent etc.) applicants are notified about payments.
Purchases regarding transportation and accommodation are done by the Association of Journalists through contractual agencies.
Expenses regarding the design, print and dissemination of visibility materials or the design/management of social media tools or video production are deemed as appropriate expenses
These expenses can be included to website or social media management expenses.
These expenses can be compensated as part of social media tools’ design and management expenses.
Digital archive expenses can be compensated as part of digital tool expenses.
Purchase and renting expenses of equipment, video production and post-production are considered budget items. Documentaries can be supported.
The importance of the equipment for the activity, and how and by whom it is going to be used after the activity ends must be declared. The equipment budget must not exceed 1/3 of the total budget. Depending on the content of the work, equipment can be rented; this is done on a price/benefit relationship basis.
All invoices are based on the Turkish Lira. It is advised to ask for a quote from the supplier before purchasing anything.
The printing of books could be supported under “Visibility Material Printing Budget Items”.
Copyright fees are paid by the Association of Journalists for intellectual and artistic work.
Copyright fees are considered as appropriate budget items. In addition, visual materials/products that are supported by the program as a whole are considered to be the copyright of the Association of Journalists until the end of the program. Ownership can be transferred after the program ends.
Office rent expenses and administrative expenses are reimbursed after the NGO submits the relevant invoices. NGOs that demand tenancy are expected to declare their activities within the scope of the project for that rental period.
Rent stoppage is not among appropriate expenses.
Employee wages, insurance etc. are expenses not covered by human resources items.
Applicants are expected to find suppliers themselves. Only transportation and accommodation purchases are arranged by the Association of Journalists via a contractual agency.
All invoices are billed to the Association of Journalists and are VAT free. VAT exemption certificates are shared with the applicant. Under no circumstances are suppliers paid VAT.
The application period ends on 6 June 2019. Results will be sent in August 2019, applicants will be notified by e-mail.
Applicants may be contacted by telephone/ email and asked to provide additional information about their applications.
Applicants may be contacted by telephone/ email and asked to provide additional information about their applications. The additional information/ revision must be provided within a week.
Applicants are notified about their applications via e-mail.
You reserve the right to an appeal. You can request an independent audit and detailed information about the committee voting. In the case of an appeal, the project director and the national committee reviews that application and notifies the applicant with the necessary information.
The Press House support will be open for application for 3 times during 2019-2020-2021. In the case that your application is rejected, by taking into consideration the independent audit’s comments you can apply again in the next term.
The application process will start after a one day training held in August 2019.
Requests for budget changes that do not alter the application goals may be accepted.
An expert from the program team is appointed to supervise and follow-up all expenses regarding activities.
A report will be filled out by the applicant at the end of the activity.
Yes. In the case that applicants wish to make more than one application to the Facility for Strengthening Freelance Journalists support, they need to fill-out an individual form for each application. Each application is assessed independent of each other.
After the pre-application form has been approved, the applicant must upload a full application form to their profile which they can find on the www.media4democracy.org. In the full application form the applicant must include their news article in full, any notes about the news article must be specified, and if used links to visuals must be provided. If visuals have been used in the news article, users must upload their visuals to a file transfer website of their choice (Imgur, Wetransfer, Google Drive etc.) and add the link to the designated box in the application form.
Financial support is given within a month after the application has been approved. Applicants are given additional information via e-mail.
Financial support is calculated according to that month’s InforEuro exchange rate and payed in Turkish lira.
After the application has been approved, applicants must fill-out Addendum 3 Copyright Agreement that states all rights of publication are transferred to 24 Saat Newspaper, and submit this form the to program team. This document contains a segment where you can add your bank account information.
We recommend that your news article or research article to be a maximum of 3 thousand characters. Serials should be planned out as 3 articles, each article should not exceed 3 thousand characters.