The US-based NED supports “PEREGRAF” with new grant for another two years

13-02-2024 06:51


"PEREGRAF" Media Outlet is pleased to announce that it has successfully secured financial support for the third time from the US-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which works under the slogan “Supporting Freedom around the World”. NED is a US nongovernmental organization established in Washington, DC in 1983 with the aim of building the capacity of democratic societies, defending human rights, and developing civil society. The organization is supporting other projects and media organizations in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

Within the framework of obtaining the financial support of $104,000 (one hundred four thousand dollars) for two years (2024-2026), Peregraf will continue to conduct detailed investigative reports and follow up its journalistic activities in both Kurdish and English sections of its website and social networks. From 2021 to 2024, the US-based NED provided $149,000 (One hundred and forty-nine thousand dollars) as a financial support to Peregraf.

Peregraf is now in its eighth year of operation as an independent media under the slogan “Peregraf is Anchored on Trust”. This is the fifth time it has succeeded in gaining the trust of international organizations and financial support. Furthermore, Peregraf has previously received a one-year $24,000 grant from the Open Society Foundation in 2018.

In addition to producing works of investigative journalism, "Peregraf" also strives to improve the working environment for journalists in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region through skills training. In 2020, it ran an intensive training program for journalists. The course lasted for three months with the financial support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the German Consulate in Erbil in the amount of 21,000 Euros.

The independence of the "Peregraf" website, which is the main reason for its trustworthiness, is based on the unique funding model in the Kurdistan Region. The owner and editor-in-chief sold a car to start the website in 2017. Subsequently, it was funded through advertising and support from international organizations. This allows "PEREGRAF" to continue to produce ethical and professional journalism.