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IREX Provides Grants for Independent Media

27 July 2004

The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) is seeking applications from journalists, media organizations, education experts and civil society groups in the Middle East and North Africa region for its Small Grants Fund, which supports activities that promote independent media and non-governmental organisations.

Grants are available for projects that involve journalism training, media advocacy and institutional development of media and civil society organizations. Individuals are eligible for grants of up to US$2,500 while institutions can apply for grants of up to US$10,000.

Applicants must be based in the Middle East or be working primarily on media development, civil society or education in the region.

The next deadlines for submitting proposals in 2004 are 15 September and 15 November.

For full details, see http://www.irex.org/programs/grants.asp

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