Grantee Profile

Glasnost Defense Foundation

Grants to Glasnost Defense Foundation

  • $300,000

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — This donation of $300,000 over three years to the Glasnost Defense Foundation supports a project to raise the professional standards of journalists and bloggers in Russia. The project runs training courses for journalists and bloggers, with a special focus on investigative journalism and court reporting. The project targets individual journalists and bloggers with a high level of motivation able to bring publications of significance to the public domain and committed to upholding professional ethics. Foundation dollars fund salaries, fees for lecturers, hiring of premises and travel expenses. The project advances the Foundation’s goal to promote freedom of expression in Russia.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — A three-year grant of $300,000 has been awarded to Glasnost Defense Foundation (GDF) in support of a project to advance media freedom in the Russian Federation. GDF is Russia’s leading media rights organization with a strong background in monitoring media freedom in Russia, publicizing violations, providing legal support to journalists, and training media workers. The project will run a total of eight training courses for approximately 240 journalists and civic activists. The training courses will focus on reporting on the courts and legal affairs, investigative journalism and writing blogs. All courses will involve a mix of workshops and distance learning. The project will raise the professional level of journalism and blogging in Russia and give individuals the skills to play an active and effective role in the development of Russian media.

  • $125,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of a project titled, "Monitoring violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation" (over one year)

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of a project titled Monitoring violations of mass media rights in the Russian Federation.

  • $315,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor violations of the rights of the media in the Russian Federation (over three years).

  • $210,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor violations of the rights of the media and media professionals in the Russian Federation (over two years).

  • $150,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To disseminate information and conduct public education on the rights of the media in Russia (over two years).

  • $95,425Active Strategy

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To monitor and defend the rights of media professionals.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Glasnost Defense Foundation $1,695,425 between 1978 and 2016.

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