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Thousands protest state threat to close TV-2 Tomsk


More than 4,000 supporters of independent broadcaster TV-2 gathered in freezing temperatures on the streets of Tomsk on 14 December to protest the threatened closure of the station. The pioneer broadcaster, one of the country’s first and few remaining independent commercial stations, faces a switch-off on January 1, 2015 by the local monopoly that owns […]

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Malaysiakini at 15: Standing tall against the odds


Malaysiakini opened its doors to visitors to celebrate its 15th anniversary and to launch its new home on 22 November. Visitors poured into the new building, dubbed @Kini, in Petaling Jaya, close to Kuala Lumpur, which includes a brick wall dedicated to supporters who helped sponsor the construction. Members of the news website’s team provided […]

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Outernet powers past $200,000 crowdfunding target


Lantern: One Device, Free Data from Space Forever. That’s how Outernet announced its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on November 12. Incredibly, within five days it had passed its $200,000 target. Outernet declared that it wanted to push on to raise more funds to speed up the full deployment of the information-from-space project. With only days […]

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MDIF selected for ImpactAssets 50 2014


Media Development Investment Fund has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2014 (IA 50), a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors, for the fourth consecutive year. The IA 50, now also in its fourth year, is the first publicly available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. “We are […]


Radio Breeze Founder Recognized for Contribution to Zambian Development


As Zambia celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence in October 2014, the country honored citizens that have played key roles in its development with a special Golden Jubilee Medal. Among the politicians and activists that received the award, Mike Daka—the founder and director of our client Radio Breeze—was recognized for his work to expand access to information […]