March 15, 2019
Freedom House seeks proposals from both rising and experienced independent researchers, scholars, and affiliated research analysts, especially those based in Moldova, the Eastern Partnership region, and the European Union, for forward-looking briefs on the following theme:
Professional Journalism and the Future of Moldova’s Media Landscape
As Moldova’s developing media environment has struggled to maintain credibility and establish independence, the profession of journalism has faced serious questions about its role and responsibility in the process. Dedicated and well-trained journalists are instrumental to promoting a vibrant media sector, and the lack of such professionals in Moldova poses a serious problem to the future of Moldova’s media landscape.
This brief would consider the present regulatory, ethical, socio-economic and political conditions for journalists in Moldova, while offering recommendations on how to facilitate opportunities for growth and unity within the profession.
Please submit concept proposals to [email protected] by March 25, 2019, with “Moldova Policy Briefs” in the subject line. The concept proposal should consist of an abstract of no more than 200 words, an outline of the argument and recommendations to be presented, and a CV of the principal researcher or researchers. Organizations may submit proposals for more than one brief. The priority will be given to concept proposals submitted in English.
Contracted researchers will be asked to deliver a draft of 2500-3000 words by April 31, 2019. The brief will be published by Freedom House, with the byline and affiliation of the scholar or researcher. An honorarium of $250 per brief is provided.
This is a joint project of Freedom House’s Europe & Eurasia Program and Nations in Transit research program, made possible with generous support from Internews and funded by the United States Agency for International Development.