MDIF clients provide news to more than 60 million people


Last year, MDIF clients provided news and information to over 60.9 million people in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat, while generating a combined $56.3 million in sales. The Impact Dashboard 2016 found that after five years of working with MDIF, client businesses grew their reach by a median of […]


MDIF launches blended-value loan fund with Sida-backed first-loss protection


New York, November 16, 2016: MDIF today announced the launch of MDIF Media Finance I, a blended-value loan fund for independent news media companies in select emerging and frontier markets. In a ground-breaking partnership MDIF, a New York-based investment fund for media companies in countries where access to information is limited, and the Swedish International […]

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Media Forum: Separated by geography, united in mission


The Media Forum 2016 in Prague closed after two days of insightful, practical and sometimes passionate panels, keynotes and workshops on some of the critical challenges facing independent media worldwide. The final day of the Media Forum kicked off with first-hand testimony of how to transform an independent newspaper into a diversified media group in […]

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Media Forum 2016 kicks off in Prague


More than 130 MDIF clients, investors, staff and Board members from nearly 40 countries attended the opening ceremony of the Media Forum 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. The ceremony took place at the historic Czech Museum of Music and kicks off two days of panels, presentations and workshops, during which media leaders share strategies and […]


Himal Southasian magazine forced to suspend publication


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 […]