Building peace in the minds of men and women

UNESCO launches a call for proposals for a documentary film production on freedom of expression in the Arab region

UNESCO is launching a call for proposals for the production of a documentary film to highlight projects funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Finland on promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression in the Arab Region.

This documentary film will aim at communicating to the donors, stakeholders, the media and the wider public on this specific project and will be uploaded on UNESCO Extra-budgetary website. The film will be produced in English and Arabic, in both long and short version (9 films of 2-5 minutes each for the following countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Yemen and South Sudan). Versions provided should be compatible with Internet and TV screening.

Through activities at the international, regional and national level, the project addresses the needs of each country depending on national priorities under the areas of media self-regulation, independence and plurality; ICT policies and universal access to the Internet; the role of women and youth in shaping viable and sustainable democracies, among other major evolving priorities. The actions implemented build upon existing local and regional networks in partnership with other organizations and groups advocating for freedom of expression and media freedom and with all relevant actors, including governments.

Interested production companies or teams of consultants should study in detail the terms of reference provided, then submit the concept notes (technical and financial proposals) indicating the following:

  • how they propose to undertake the assignment,
  • cost in US dollars,
  • 2-page curriculum vitae of all team members,
  • three most recent CDs/DVDs,
  • at least four previous clients and their email and telephone contacts, and
  • statement of capability.

Applications should be sent by 30 October 2014 to the address below:

Ms Maaly Hazzaz
Section for Freedom of Expression
Communication and Information Sector
Office 1.009
7, Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris

Or by email to: m.hazzaz(at) with links included and no attachments.

You can read the complete call for proposals here.