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Himal Southasian magazine forced to suspend publication

25/08/2016

In a statement on 24 August, The Southasia Trust announced the suspension of its groundbreaking publication Himal Southasian due to pressure by Nepali state agencies. The statement said: “The Southasia Trust regrets to announce the suspension of publication of Himal Southasian, the pioneering magazine promoting ‘cross-border journalism’ in the region. A decision to this effect […]


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Заявление MDIF в связи с объявлением Фонда «нежелательной организацией»

18/08/2016

Мы выражаем свое недоумение по поводу решения Генеральной прокуратуры Российской Федерации о включении Фонда инвестиций в развитие СМИ в список так называемых «нежелательных организаций» на территории Российской Федерации. МДИФ – это инвестиционный фонд, который предоставляет финансирование качественным независимым СМИ во всем мире уже более 20 лет.  Фонд работал с российскими медиа с 1998 года, предоставляя […]


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MDIF statement on being declared ‘undesirable’ in Russia

18/08/2016

We regret the Russian Prosecutor-General’s decision to designate Media Development Investment Fund as an “undesirable” foreign organization. MDIF is an investment fund that has provided financing to high-quality, non-partisan media around the world for more than 20 years. Since 1998, it has worked with media companies in Russia, providing them with loans, equity and training […]


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Leading Puntland radio station back on air 12 days after closure

29/06/2016

A closure order issued to Radio Daljir, the leading news station in the Puntland region of Somalia, was lifted on 5 July after 12 days. Heavily armed soldiers closed Radio Daljir on 22 June after broadcasting an interview with Gallan, an armed opposition figure and former governor of the Bari region. The Puntland Minister of […]


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US investment fund acquires stake in leading Polish media business Agora

07/06/2016

New York, June 6, 2016: Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), a specialized US-based investment fund with a global portfolio of media investments, today announced that it has acquired 5,350,000 shares, representing 11.22% of share capital or 8.26% of voting shares, in leading Polish media company Agora SA. MDIF invests in leading media businesses around the […]