Mobile news grants offered

Newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa can apply for grants up to EU€5,000 (about US$6,538) to develop or expand their mobile platforms. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) presents its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, a project that aims to increase accessibility of news across mobile platforms in Africa and offer increased news services to communities that may be otherwise underserved.

Newspapers will simultaneously receive support via training and consultancy from regional and international experts on mobile web, mobile advertising, mobile election monitoring and a range other topics. Among the key criteria for proposed projects is the potential for economic sustainability.

Concept development and training focused conferences will bring representatives from participating newspapers together on two occasions in 2012 to benefit from the knowledge of experts and share best practices.

Apply by April 13.

For more information, click here.

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