Moldova: Citizens Speak
Freedom House and its partners work to mobilize civil society in support of democratic reforms, fundamental freedoms, and government accountability in Moldova.
Citizens Speak: Advancing Citizen-Led Democratic Reform in Moldova
Freedom House implements the Citizens Speak: Advancing Citizen-Led Democratic Reform in Moldova program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), in partnership with the National Democratic Institute.
In the wake of the political crisis in Moldova that erupted following the November 2020 presidential elections, this program aims to empower citizens to seize this moment of political risk and opportunity by tipping the scales in favor of meaningful democratic reforms which will address immediate threats to government accountability and the rule of law. In collaboration with local partners INVENTO and the Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Corruption (CAPC), the project supports a cohesive ecosystem in which citizen-driven demand for reform is nurtured, amplified and channeled to achieve democratic change.
- Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) / National Democratic Institute
Grant Support for Solution-Oriented Reform Journalism and Investigative Reporting
Freedom House invites applications for funding and support from independent media outlets based in the Republic of Moldova that seek to raise awareness among the public about democratic reform, government accountability, and threats to fundamental freedoms in Moldova.
Two (2) grants for media outlets with distinct objectives are available. Applicants are encouraged to apply for one or both of the opportunities based on their interest; however, a separate and full application must be submitted for each grant opportunity.
The competition for media partner grants is now open. Applications must be received by Freedom House by 23:59 EST on April 26, 2021. All grant applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] with “Moldova Citizens Speak Grant 1” or “Moldova Citizens Speak Grant 2” in the subject line.
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Moldova: Research & Analysis
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