Germany claims it would offer financial assistance to journalists covering crises in various parts of the world.
The government announced on Friday that the foreign ministry of the nation will provide €3.5 million ($3.4 million) this year to the Hannah Arendt Initiative preservation initiative.
The money will then go to 360 foreign media professionals who, through their employment, continue to support independent reporting in their own nations.
The program, which is jointly sponsored by the foreign ministry and Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will also aid exiled refugee journalists.
The funding initiative is currently operating in Germany and overseas as a pilot project, assisting journalists in danger in Afghanistan, the Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.
According to the program’s organizers, it includes training initiatives, regional scholarship programs, exile journalism centers in other countries, as well as comparable initiatives in Germany.
Since April, the JX Fund has received funding from Germany’s Commissioner for Culture and the Media totaling over €4.2 million. It has assisted more than 500 media workers.
However, these initiatives will eventually be a component of the protection program.