Amazon Literary Partnership offers grants to literary charities

first_imgAmazon Literary Partnership offers grants to literary charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. First UK recipientsIn 2020, the ALP supported eight UK writing groups from local and national organisations that run after-school clubs, writers’ retreats and creativity workshops. In addition it made grants to organisations that campaign on freedom of speech and to protect authors’ rights. You can read about the recipients on Amazon’s Day One blog.Applicants must be “a registered nonprofit organisation in the UK”, whose core mission is to develop emerging writers, support diversity, celebrate storytelling, and/or build authors’ careers.Applications from charities for 2021 grants from the ALP are open until 29th January 2021.  Advertisement Tagged with: Amazon Funding Amazon Literary Partnership is seeking applications for its second year of providing grants to UK literary organisations.The Partnership has operated in the USA for more than 10 years, providing more than $13 million in funding to hundreds of organisations. It expanded to the UK earlier this year. This new round of funding is for activities in 2021, with grant recipients being notified by 14 May 2021.It provides grants to literary organisations “to help empower writers, helping them tell their stories and find readers, no matter what age or stage in life they find themselves”. In particular it aims  to support “innovative groups that amplify diverse voices and strive not only for a lasting impact on writers’ lives, the literary and publishing communities but also our broader community.”center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 15 December 2020 | News  211 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Watch: Supporting writing in the UKlast_img read more

Threatened journalist forced to flee Tolima department, third in Colombia since start of year

first_img 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News ColombiaAmericas Organisation Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information News News Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America October 21, 2020 Find out more February 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threatened journalist forced to flee Tolima department, third in Colombia since start of year Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is worried about Rogelio Prado Rodríguez, a contributor to Radio Tropical, Cadena Radial Super and the local daily Tolima Hoy, who has had to flee Tolima because of threats, the latest 7 February, which were almost certainly prompted by his coverage of local corruption. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reporters Without Borders is outraged that threats have forced freelance journalist Rogelio Prado Rodríguez to flee Tolima, the central department where he lives and works. The latest threat, on 7 February, took the form of a notice announcing his own death. Prado works for two radio stations, Radio Tropical and Cadena Radial Super, and the local daily Tolima Hoy. For the past two years, he been covering local government fraud allegedly involving the former mayor of the town of Melgar.“Three Colombian journalists have been forced to flee since the start of the year, two of them in the department of Tolima in the space of a week,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is true that Tolima is a war zone, but the threats that finally convinced Prado to leave seem to be linked to his reporting on local corruption. This is why, like Prado, we hope that the police and judicial authorities will investigate the recent probes into misconduct in the Melgar town hall, and that he gets protection.”Prado decided to leave after receiving four notices at his home on 7 February, each announcing a funeral mass that was supposedly being organised for him by his family, the three news media he works for, the Tolima departmental authorities and the Melgar municipal authorities.“The situation started to worsen in October, during the municipal election campaign, when the daily El Nuevo Día started to report what I have already been saying on the radio,” he told Reporters Without Borders. Since then, Prado has been constantly receiving threatening messages on his mobile phone.In 2006, Prado began covering a judicial investigation into alleged irregularities in contracts issued by José Alejandro Martínez Sánchez (now Tolima’s minister of infrastructure) when he was mayor of Melgar. The attempts to intimidate Prado were stepped up in May 2007, when a package of spoiled meat was left outside his home. Soon afterwards, a stone was thrown through one of the windows of its home. Attached to it was a message telling him to shut up.Prado began his career as a journalist working for Radio Armero in the town of Armero, where he was born. As well as reporting for Tolima Hoy, he has had a contract with Cadena Radial Super for the past 10 years and he hosts a morning news and talk show on Radio Tropical. In 2006 and 2007, he presented the show “El Bunker” on the army radio station.The father of five children, Prado said that, aside from his personal situation, he hoped that the judicial authorities shed light on the use of public funds by the Melgar town hall during the past five years.last_img read more