INSP joins the Global Forum for Media Development

Global Forum for Media Development


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The International Network of Street Papers (INSP) has been confirmed as a new member of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), the biggest global community of media development and journalism support organisations.

INSP joins a thriving community of nearly 200 organisations globally who are part of the GFMD, many of whom are grassroots community led media organisations.

Both INSP and GFMD are aligned in their shared values of supporting independent public interest media and journalism, as well as providing direct services and networking opportunities for their member organisations worldwide.

Mike Findlay-Agnew, CEO of INSP, comments: “Having first engaged with the GFMD at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Trust conference last year, I have been struck by the similarities between our organisations in our pursuit of quality journalism in the interest of the public good.

“I believe our membership of GFMD will open-up future partnership opportunities between street papers and other media organisations worldwide, who are working towards similar charitable aims.
“At a time when press freedoms are stifled in many parts of the world, the need for collective action could not be more paramount, and I am looking forward to engaging with other GFMD members at their events.

“Street papers remain part of the solution to the poverty crisis both locally and globally, and I am also curious to know where INSP can establish new relationships with GFMD members who are in countries that currently do not have street papers."

For more details see the GFMD website.

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