IPI COVID-19 Media Resource Toolbox

Resources to support quality journalism and defend the free flow of news during the coronavirus pandemic

IPI COVID-19 Tracker
Tips for newsrooms
Funding for media
Advocacy work

IPI’s Press Freedom Tracker

IPI is closely monitoring press freedom restrictions in this exceptional situation

Visit #IPITracker

Newsrooms in pandemic mode

IPI’s network of editors are balancing safety within their newsrooms and timely coverage

IPI members testimonials

Funding opportunities for journalism

A number of tech platforms, media foundations and others are making funding available to help manage the COVID-19 shock to the media business.

  •  IJ4EU fund opens new calls for cross-border investigative journalism in Europe. The IJ4EU fund supports cross-border investigations of public interest. In 2020, IJ4EU is providing one million euros in direct support to watchdog journalism. Apply now!

  • Google’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund will support small- and mid-sized newsrooms employing between 2-100 full time employees. It will review applications on a rolling basis ahead of the April 29th deadline.

  • The Facebook Journalism Project is investing to support the news media industry in North America through the COVID-19 Community Network grant program

  • Meanwhile our friends at the European Journalism Centre have launched the three million USD European Journalism COVID-19 Journalism Relief Fund to support community, local and regional European news organisations. It will prioritise grants for small and medium-sized news organisations supporting the communities most affected by the crisis

IPI advocacy work during COVID-19 crisis


Rush to pass ‘fake news’ laws during Covid-19 intensifying global media freedom ...

By IPI Advocacy Officer Jamie Wiseman Few terms have become so engrained in global politic…

Right to information suffers further in Romania during pandemic

Zur deutschen Version In Romania, the right to access information is often an intricate af…

Czech critical media denied access to online press conferences during Covid-19

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined with its Czech National Committee to …