Women & Mobile - A Global Opportunity: A Study on the Mobile Phone Gender Gap in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

[Source:, February 21, 2011]
Mobile phone ownership in low- and middle-income countries has skyrocketed in the past several years. But a woman is still 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man. This figure increases ...

Audio Recording from Funder Briefing Call on Net Neutrality and the Future of the Internet

Over 40 funders participated in an engaging discussion of current developments in Internet policy on a January 27, 2011 Media Democracy Fund briefing call co-sponsored by GFEM. As we heard on the ...

Educating For Democracy - An Uncommon Standard

[Source: Educational Video Center, November 11, 2010]
Buried under this past summer’s headlines about the crisis of unemployment, the BP Gulf oil spill, and the "ground zero mosque” banning and Koran burning, was also news about education.

The State of Funding in Information and Media Among Community and Place-based Foundations

This is a report on foundation-funded media by FSG Social Impact Advisors and updated October 18, 2010. It was supported by and produced in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Today's Youth Making Themselves Heard

[Source: IssueLab, by Florian Sichling, October 27, 2010]
Contributing Organization(s): Chicago Youth Voices NetworkIssue Areas: Children and Youth; MediaOwnership/Rights Info: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Technical Assistance from GFEM

GFEM has a proven track record of providing grantmakers with one-on-one, group, long or short term media program development.Our services include:

From Distribution to Audience Engagement

[Source: The Fledgling Fund, September 8, 2010]
The Fledgling Fund has released a new white paper, as a part of their effort to deepen their understanding of the processes that support a film contributing to social change. Please read their ...

Arts Journal Blog -- Policy Forum and Discussions

[Source: Arts Journal, August 20, 2010]
For intriguing discussions on the creative rights of artists and other policy issues from the brightest minds across all fields of the arts.See

Preliminary Findings From Mapping the Field

[Source: NAMAC, July 9, 2010]
Mapping the Media Arts Field, our major survey of the media arts sector, officially closed on June 1.