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 […]

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Radio network connects migrant workers to earthquake recovery


Unable to return home, tens of thousands of Nepali migrant workers are starved of information about loved ones after last week’s devastating earthquake. As Gopal Guragain, director of the Ujyaalo 90 Network, explains in an article published by Open Society Foundations, radio “can’t bring these workers home to Nepal, but it can try to bring Nepal […]

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European Press Prize honours excellence in journalism


The European Press Prize honoured journalists from across the continent, including Russia, Bosnia, Romania, Spain and the UK, for their outstanding work at a ceremony on 13 April in Copenhagen. The EPP – the European Pulitzers – salutes and encourages journalism of the highest quality in the 47 countries of Europe. The awards went to: […]


Netgazeti among winners of Fritt Ord/ZEIT Press Prizes


The 2015 Fritt Ord Foundation/ZEIT Foundation Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe have been awarded to six journalists and media outlets from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia that have stood firm against the threat of censorship and reprisals. MDIF client Netgazeti from Georgia was named as a winner, along with the weekly newspaper Pskovskaya Guberniya […]