This article is part of the Global Society project
AreaWhat is the Global Society project?expand
Under the title "Global Society", reporters from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe report on injustices in a globalized world, socio-political challenges and sustainable development. The reports, analyses, photo series, videos and podcasts are published in a separate section in SPIEGEL's foreign department. The project is long-term and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
A detailed FAQ with questions and answers about the project can be found here.
AreaWhat does the funding look like in concrete terms?expand
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been supporting the project since 2019 for an initial period of three years with a total sum of around 2.3 million euros – around 760,000 euros per year. In 2021, the project was extended by almost three and a half years until spring 2025 under the same conditions.
AreaIs the journalistic content independent of the foundation?expand
Yes. The editorial content is created without the influence of the Gates Foundation.
AreaDo other media have similar projects?expand
Yes. Major European media outlets such as »The Guardian« and »El País« have set up similar sections on their news pages with the support of the Gates Foundation with »Global Development« and »Planeta Futuro« respectively.
SectionHave there already been similar projects at SPIEGEL?expand
In recent years, SPIEGEL has already implemented two projects with the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: the "Expedition ÜberMorgen" on global sustainability goals and the journalistic refugee project "The New Arrivals", which has resulted in several award-winning multimedia reports on the topics of migration and flight.
AreaWhere can I find all publications on the Global Society?
The pieces can be found at SPIEGEL on the topic page Global Society .