Grant awarded to GroundUp

Awarded on 17 Sep 2014

Ground Up

South Africa

Free flow of information, Information and Communication Technology

Grant amount £10,863.00

After a relatively quiet summer here at Indigo, the pace is picking up and this is the first of a series of blog posts concerning newly awarded grants. The others will follow shortly. We’re delighted to announce a grant of £10,863 to GroundUp, a South African initiative of the Community Media Trust and University of Cape Town’s Centre for Social Science Research. They train working class social justice activists in journalism and publish stories on social justice issues that have been neglected or overlooked by the mainstream media. So far, they have worked on stories about broken streetlights, conflicts between farmers and labourers and corruption. With over one million hits monthly and stories in many of South Africa’s largest papers, GroundUp has quickly established a reputation for high-quality, interesting reporting of neglected stories. The funding provided by Indigo will go towards their core costs and enable GroundUp to publish more stories on service delivery and help amplify the voices of marginalised or underreported communities.