Intn’l Women’s Media Foundation offers emergency fund

THE International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund (BJTRF) are providing two emergency funding opportunities.

The Black Journalists Therapy Relief Fund is designed to provide financial assistance for Black journalists globally who are unable to pay for mental health support.



    BJTRF will consider supporting black journalists globally who, are employed full-time, part-time, freelance, or as an intern, were laid off/furloughed due to COVID-19 or who quit due to harmful workplace practices, or are former journalists suffering from lasting emotional or physical trauma from their time in the field.

    The IWMF’s Journalism Emergency Fund will also provide women journalists with small grants for psychological and medical care for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist. In the same vein, it will provide legal aid to counter threats of imprisonment or censorship, and more.

    Black journalists in need can apply for these grants.

    Requests will be reviewed as they are received. Interested applicants can apply here.

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