Deadline: 12 April, 2021

Google has announced a call for participation in the Google News Initiative (GNI) Challenge 2021.

The GNI, according to Google, is designed to help journalism thrive in the digital age.

It aims to empower news innovators from around the world to demonstrate new thinking in online journalism and the development of new publishing business models.

In turn, Google hopes to share knowledge generated from the projects with the wider industry.


  • Google will provide up to $150,000 for selected projects and will finance up to 70 percent of the total project cost


  • Open to Africa-based organisations of every size, including freelancers and sole traders, that aim to produce innovative, original journalism and to enlighten citizens with trustworthy journalistic content, whose projects focus on encouraging a more sustainable news ecosystem
  • All projects should have clear indicators showing the impact of the project from a user perspective and/or from a business perspective

To enter and for more information, click here.

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