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South Africa Media Innovation Programme

The South Africa Media Innovation Programme (SAMIP) is a new three-year media initiative that seeks to accelerate digital media innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa. The programme will provide funding and capacity building to organisations selected to participate.
SAMIP invites you and your organisation to apply for the SAMIP Innovation Challenge. The first activation of SAMIP will be the Innovation Challenge, with a total of R3m of grant funding available to support independent media.

SAMIP is looking for mission-driven companies and organisations who are passionate about trying new approaches to local news and information.

The SAMIP Innovation Challenge targets South African projects and organisations that are building news and information products that engage inform local/underserved communities by:

•Searching for new ways to connect people with information
•Exploring new business models, distribution mechanisms and/or revenue generation opportunities
•Creating platforms within existing news outlets for citizen reporting through mobile technology

For more information on SAMIP and the Innovation Challenge please go onto our website. The deadline for our initial funding cycle is midnight on 31 October 2017. All winners will be announced at the end of November 2017.

Company name : Media Development Investment Fund
Contact name : Siyabonga Africa
Email address : Siyabonga.africa@mdif.org
Web address : www.samip.mdif.org
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