January 11, 2023

Seeking Expressions of Interest: Implementation Partners for the Global Disinformation Index’s Media Market Risk Assessments

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The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) is a nonprofit organisation that operates on the three principles of neutrality, independence and transparency. Our vision is a world free of disinformation and its harms, which undermine the trusted information ecosystems that are the foundation of democratic processes. GDI provides disinformation risk ratings of the world’s news and information sources, with a mission to catalyse industry and government to defund disinformation. 

In each media market, the new domains included in GDI’s studies are reviewed by local experts working in civil society or academia. GDI provides local researchers with training and tools to collect data on each news domain according to its methodology. The local team then drafts a report summarising the results of the study and hosts the launch of the publication in order to present the findings to key journalism, policy and civil society stakeholders.

We are currently seeking in-country partners to collaborate with us on our Media Market Risk Assessment projects. Projects to-date have covered over 20 countries, and are planned to expand to another 20 over the course of 2023 and 2024. 

In order to register your organisation or institution's interest in partnering with us, please download and review the full Call for Partners and complete this brief form and we will be in touch promptly. We kindly ask that you submit all document uploads in PDF format.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to research@disinformationindex.org. Please indicate MMR Partnership in the subject line.

What Partners Gain 

The selected country partners will have an opportunity to:

  • Contribute to defunding and downranking news websites that are at high risk of spreading disinformation by conducting the data collection that is used to estimate disinformation risk in their media market. 
  • Receive training in content review and open source investigation according to GDI’s methodology.
  • Author the report presenting the study’s findings and launch the findings of the research to key stakeholders in their countries. 
  • Potentially become part of GDI’s regional intelligence hubs for tracking and monitoring disinformation on an ongoing basis.

Regions of Interest

GDI is particularly interested in partnering with organisations based in the following regions/countries, however, organisations/institutions with strong capacity in countries not listed here are also encouraged to apply: 

  • Africa, preferably Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Djibouti, Malawi, Western Sahara, Sierra Leone or South Sudan
  • Europe, preferably the United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Georgia or Moldova
  • Middle East and Eurasia, preferably Armenia
  • Southeast Asia and Oceania, preferably, Vietnam, Cambodia, or New Zealand 
  • Latin America and Caribbean States, preferably Cuba, Nicaragua, or Venezuela

For full details please download the guide for submissions.

Application Deadline

1 March 2023

Please find the full guide available for download at the top of this page.

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