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Russian station TV-2 silenced by local authorities


Pioneering independent broadcaster TV-2, which had its terrestrial signal cut off on 1 January, fell silent on 8 February when its cable license expired. TV-2, one of the country’s first independent commercial stations and a former MDIF client, lost its broadcasting license five weeks after its terrestrial signal was cut off by the local Tomsk […]

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El Periódico executive attacked and threatened with gun


An executive from the Guatemalan daily el Periódico was attacked by a man who tried to grab her in a car park before pointing a gun in her face on 17 January. The attacker escaped and was driven away by two people waiting in a recent model BMW. The victim suffered minor physical injuries. It […]

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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 late last year. 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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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 […]