Ukraine media keep pace with rapid developments


MDIF clients from across Ukraine continue to provide citizens with rolling coverage of the dramatic events rocking their country. From the first Maidan protests in November to the current pro-Russian separatist movements, it has been an exhausting time, but independent news has rarely been more important.

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NewsDay is third most popular website on mobile in Zimbabwe


The NewsDay website has been ranked as the third most accessed online platform on mobile devices in Zimbabwe after and Opera Software’s latest State of the Mobile Web report ranked ahead of international sites like, and Vincent Kahiya, Editor-in-Chief of NewsDay’s publishing company Alpha Media Holdings, said: “This is […]


Study finds El Periódico impacts positively on Guatemalan society


Independent daily El Periódico nurtures democratic institutions, implements best journalism practices and has a positive impact on the community. These were among the findings of a pilot study of the impact the investigative daily has on society. Last year, a team of Masters students from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in […]

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European Press Prizes recognise continent’s best journalism


Journalists from Russia, Turkey and Croatia were among those honoured by the European Press Prize at a special ceremony in London on 17 March. The annual prize promotes the role of journalism in democracy and society by recognising the best journalism from across the 47 countries of Europe. The winners were selected by a panel […]

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A forgotten crime: Montenegro’s double-dealing on the media


The EUObserver has published an article by Zeljko Ivanovic, the founder and director of the daily Vijesti, calling on the EU to take action to end the campaign of violence and intimidation against independent media in Montenegro. The article coincides with a speech by European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle about Montenegro’s progress […]