The Gabo Foundation has launched the 5th edition of the Fund for Investigations and New Narratives on Drugs (FINND). The aim of the initiative, carried out in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation (OSF), is to support the research and publication of journalistic works that take an innovative approach to the challenges and opportunities related to drug policies in Latin America. The new narratives can be feature stories, crónicas, documentaries, storytelling, or podcasts, and can be in any format. According to the call, the most important thing is the originality of the discovery and the ability to articulate a plot about drugs that communicates with the audience, presenting a local perspective with universal reach.
The Gabo Foundation especially values perspectives that include gender issues, the views of Indigenous peoples, farmers, citizens in outlying areas, and people who are racialized. The aim is to show a humane approach that considers economic, cultural, social and/or historical variables, as well as human rights in the midst of the so-called war on drugs. Sought-after projects should use drugs as a motivation to talk about society more broadly, including its conflicts, social aspirations and unresolved socio-economic issues.
For this edition, up to 14 grants will be awarded, with prizes ranging from US$ 3,500 to US$ 5,000, for the development of research projects in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, among others in Latin America. The exact number of grants will be determined by the Gabo Foundation, based on the quality of the proposals submitted and which follow the criteria established in the call for proposals.