1 December 2019.





The Open Media Hub (OMH) is launching a Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support for a series of the social media videos “BEING 20: YOUNG ACTIVISTS”.

Our “Innovative storytelling” online course offers tips and advice on how to produce square videos and is available here in English, French, Arabic and Russian.

Journalists may also submit the proposed story in HDTV format together with the square video format.

The “BEING 20: YOUNG ACTIVISTS” square video needs to feature a young person in your country who is actively involved in charity work, activism, civil society organisations etc.  We want to hear about young people who donate their time and effort to make a difference in the villages, towns and countries in which they live.

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The Project OPEN Media Hub: Networking, on-the-job training and support to media professionals across the EU Neighbourhood area (EuropeAid/136510/DH/SER/Multi) is part of the European Union Programme OPEN Neighbourhood: opportunities, participation, engagement and networking” and is implemented by a consortium led by Thomson Foundation.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • journalism.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3rd February 2020.

Award decision 3rd February 2020 (only successful applicants will be contacted).

30th April 2020.

Production should be completed and submitted by the 30th April 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • your application must agree to submit all the required documents, including signed contract, letter of intent, waivers and risk assessments. Templates are available for download on here.
  • Applicants need to demonstrate that they are duly authorised by the legal entity to produce and to publish their story by producing a letter of intent from an authorised representative.
  • This letter must state an eligible media outlet’s intention to broadcast or publish the eventual production, including an indication of the date(s) and context(s) of the planned broadcast or publication.

Eligible applicants are:

  • News organisations with online and social media platforms (including Newspapers, TV stations, Radio stations, websites).
  •  Journalistic organisations (e.g., associations, foundations) if they can demonstrate a publication commitment from a media outlet.
  • Journalists acting on behalf of any of the above.
  •  Freelance journalists with a letter of intent signed by media organisation.


  • Completion of the “Innovative storytelling” online course is mandatory to be eligible to receive funding.
  • The OPEN Media Hub may decide, on a case-by-case basis, that individual journalists or television producers are eligible without legal entity backing or endorsement. Similarly, will relevant applications from bloggers, vloggers and citizen journalists be considered if they can demonstrate a track record of significant audience reach on their platforms.

Opportunity Cost

(Award Funded)

The amount of support will always take the topic, media outlet, and country into account and be proportionate to the typical prices and rates in your country.

The maximum funding for:

  •  90 seconds square video: up to 600 €
  • 90 seconds square video AND an additional HDTV version produced for TV broadcast/online : 1,000€

How to Apply

First Step: fill in the online application form (French, EnglishArabicRussian) and pitch your story and with the required details.

Note: Completion of the Innovative storytelling” online course is mandatory to be eligible to receive funding.

.Detailed FAQ (frequently asked questions) can be found here

Any questions please write to:



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This Scholarship Published by:
Asmaa Essam/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Nourhan Noaman/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team