The Open Media Hub has launched the first Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support ,a scheme to enable TV and online video journalists in the European Neighbourhood to create contents related to the European Union and their respective countries’ relations with the European Union. The scheme is now open for Georgia, Moldova, Libya and Tunisia and will be extended to more countries in a few months.
Besides financial support, media professionals will benefit from practical guidance to produce audio-visual stories, video news and features, online portfolio, as well as to disseminate contents at an appropriate quality level. This entire programme aims at delivering greater public awareness of the actions and impact of the European Neighbourhood Policy and strengthening domestic and local audience interest in EU issues; it also seeks to increase the amount of analytic, in-depth quality programming.
Visa free travel and re-entry policies, migrants and refugees, population movements, resettlements, national borders are at the centre of political negotiation and massive humanitarian aid. These factors all impact daily life. Journalists and media outlets in Georgia, Moldova, Libya and Tunisia may now apply to obtain financial support and guidance in order to produce stories – positive or negative – on the impact of these decisions and policies.
Story proposals should illustrate the impact of these decisions on daily life, by collecting testimonies, describing unfolding events.