MDIF clients provide news to more than 68.6 million people


Over the last year, MDIF clients provided news and information to over 68.6 million people in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat, while generating a combined $92.4 million in sales. The Impact Dashboard 2015 found that after five years of working with MDIF, client businesses grew their reach by a […]

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MDIF Selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2015


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

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Fondation Hirondelle interviews MDIF’s Chief Strategy Officer


In a special newsletter marking its 20th anniversary, Swiss Foundation Hirondelle examines the vital role of independent news and information in situations of crisis, conflict and disaster. Included is an interview with Patrice Schneider, MDIF’s Chief Strategy Officer, who discusses the types of media businesses we work with, our approach to the digital disruption and […]

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Digital media innovator Mohamed Nanabhay joins MDIF as Deputy CEO


South African digital media practitioner, entrepreneur and strategist Mohamed Nanabhay today joins Media Development Investment Fund as Deputy CEO. Nanabhay, a digital entrepreneur who as Head of Online at Al Jazeera English led the team that produced award-winning coverage of the Arab Spring in 2011, has stepped off MDIF’s Board of Directors to take on […]

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Guatemalan President jailed after exposure of massive corruption


President Otto Pérez Molina, who waged a long campaign of intimidation against investigative daily elPeriódico, was forced to resign on 3 September and immediately arrested after the exposure of massive corruption throughout the government and business elite. The arrest of the former president is a landmark in a country whose history has been marked by […]