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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Tuesday, September 20 • 15:00 - 15:30
Latest in Fundraising: Press Start

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Press Start is the first crowdfunding platform designed specifically to support independent journalism in developing and transitional countries. Investigative journalism is often stymied due to funding constraints. Press Start attempts to make sure that there are no voices that are silenced due to want of funds. Launched with a grant from Google’s Digital News Initiative and Innovation Fund they have initiated their first crowdfunding campaign for group of outstanding and award-winning journalists from Armenia, Congo, Honduras, Lebanon and Macedonia. They are also on the lookout for highly talented journalists, in any language, who might benefit from Press Start.

Rapporteur for the session: Natalia Merchan, Fundraising and Donor Relations Officer, Free Press Unlimited.

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Jeremy Druker

Founder and CEO, Press Start
Jeremy Druker is the Executive Director of Transitions (TOL), a media development organization that has a mission of improving the quality of journalism in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the states of the former Soviet Union. He is editor in chief of TOL's flagship publication, Transitions Online, which covers the 30 countries of the post-communist region. Jeremy is also the founder and CEO of Press Start, the first global... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2016 15:00 - 15:30

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