• NewsDay, Zimbabwe

    When NewsDay launched in 2010, it ended the government’s 7-year monopoly of daily news

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  • KBR68H, Indonesia

    With more than 20 million listeners, KBR68H is a potent force for democracy

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  • Malaysiakini, Malaysia

    As the country’s leading political news website, Malaysiakini.com is helping to drive change

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MDIF invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

Apply for Financing

If you would like to apply for MDIF financing, you will first need to complete an inquiry form. We will then evaluate whether your organisation meets the basic eligibility criteria and start the detailed application process.

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Invest in Media Development

There are several ways to invest in our work, depending on the financial returns you seek, the term of your investment and where you are in the world.

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Our Portfolio

homeOurPortfolioSince 1996, MDIF has provided $128 million in affordable financing to more than 95 businesses in 31 countries where access to free and independent media is under threat. Our clients range from small local newspapers to national multi-platform broadcasters, in countries as diverse as Zimbabwe, Russia and Nepal.

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Our Impact

240%
Sales growth*
111%
Audience growth*
65M
Total client reach
$110M
Total client sales

MDIF has measurable impact on the financial sustainability of news businesses. By working with us, leading journalists build businesses that are strong enough to hold governments to account, expose corruption and provide a platform for debate.
* after 5 years working with MDIF

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