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MDIF Recruiting Impact and Analytics Officer

30/06/2016

Media Development Investment Fund seeks an Impact and Analytics Officer with strong writing, quantitative analysis and data visualization skills to be based in its New York office.


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Leading Puntland radio station back on air 12 days after closure

29/06/2016

A closure order issued to Radio Daljir, the leading news station in the Puntland region of Somalia, was lifted on 5 July after 12 days. Heavily armed soldiers closed Radio Daljir on 22 June after broadcasting an interview with Gallan, an armed opposition figure and former governor of the Bari region. The Puntland Minister of […]


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US investment fund acquires stake in leading Polish media business Agora

07/06/2016

New York, June 6, 2016: Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), a specialized US-based investment fund with a global portfolio of media investments, today announced that it has acquired 5,350,000 shares, representing 11.22% of share capital or 8.26% of voting shares, in leading Polish media company Agora SA. MDIF invests in leading media businesses around the […]


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Russian Media Commission finds NTV attack on independent media ‘unsubstantiated and false’

16/05/2016

The Public Commission for Media Complaints found a program broadcast by Russian national television network NTV, one of the main vehicles of state propaganda, attacking MDIF and Russian independent media as “unsubstantiated and false”. “Debtors of the State Department” triggered outrage in the Russian media community when it was broadcast on 4 March. It described […]


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Nepal’s Supreme Court orders release of detained journalist

04/05/2016

On 3 May, Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the release of Kanak Mani Dixit – co-publisher of MDIF client Himalmedia, and a columnist for several international outlets – who had been detained for 10 days. In what appeared to be an attempt to silence a critical journalist, police acting on behalf of the Commission for the […]