The U. S. Embassy in South Africa announces an open competition for organizations interested in implementing a series of workshops, lectures, media campaigns on Becoming A Responsible Consumer of Media over a one-year period to train trainers and educators to educate South Africans to be responsible
consumers of news.
• Help frame the teaching of responsible media consumption to adults and young adults in school settings, libraries, through social media platforms, via broadcast news, and in classrooms at the high school and university level.
• Focus on methods of identifying misinformation and disinformation and creative ways to educate people to take responsibility for their own media consumption habits .
• Create a responsible media consumption campaign tailored for South Africans to be rolled out following the workshops, with participants on board to amplify.
Activities should have an American component, demonstrating the shared values around freedom of information and responsible journalism in a democracy.
This could include, but is not limited to, engaging American experts on the topic, partnering with an American organization with similar aims, or using curriculum developed by an American expert or institution.
Please follow the instructions in the full notice.
Please disregard the note on the forms page, “If you are applying for a grant, please complete and submit your application using Grants.gov Workspace.” Applications should be emailed to PretoriaGrants@state.gov.