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Outernet hits crowdfunding target in 5 days but pushes on


Lantern: One Device, Free Data from Space Forever. That’s how Outernet announced its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on November 12. Within five days it had passed its original $200,000 target and was pushing on to raise more funds to speed up the full deployment of the information-from-space project. The original campaign was to raise funds […]


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 […]

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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 […]


MDIF profiled by ImpactAlpha


ImpactAlpha, a website providing reporting and analysis on investors and fund managers who are leveraging social and environmental trends to unlock hidden value and generate above-market returns, has profiled MDIF. The profile charts MDIF’s growth from 1990s Eastern Europe to its current status as leading provider of capital and technical assistance to independent news businesses […]


Clients provide news to more than 55 million people


In 2013, MDIF clients provided news and information to over 55.2 million people in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat, while generating a combined $107.4 million in sales. The Impact Dashboard 2014 found that after five years of working with MDIF, client businesses grew their reach by a median of […]