APPLICANTS FOR MDDA FUNDING TO BE ADVISED OF APPLICATION OUTCOME IN EARLY 2020

 

Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 November 2019. The 2019 call for applications for grant and seed funding of community and small commercial media projects by the Media Development & Diversity Agency (MDDA) has now closed and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submissions in the first quarter of 2020.

 

The applications received during the 2019 call for applications are currently being assessed for compliance prior to being recommended to the MDDA Board for funding approval.  These applications will be evaluated by the Board against set criteria, most importantly of which being how they contribute to giving access to the media to those historically disadvantaged groups traditionally sidelined by the mainstream media.

 

Contracting with successful applicants will commence shortly after Board approval of funding applications.

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2018/2019 ANNUAL REPORT TABLED IN PARLIAMENT

 The MDDA presented its annual report to the Portfolio Committee on Communications on 8 October 2019, reporting an 80 % achievement of targets for the 2018/2019 MDDA Annual Performance Plan. Highlights for the 2018/2019 year included the community media summit attended by more than 200 sector stakeholders, 28 community and small commercial media projects approved for funding and countrywide election reporting training for community media.

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