Indpendent Media and Elections

Election Coverage: Educating Voters, Exposing Fraud, Increasing Participation


Over the last two years, elections were held in ten countries where Media Development Investment Fund works. This interactive presentation explores how coverage by the news outlets we work with played a role in improving voter knowledge, exposing corruption and increasing participation. For a full screen version click here.¬†For best results use Chrome, Firefox or […]


The impact of investigative journalism


In-depth, systematic reporting plays a crucial role in fighting corruption, promoting accountability and fostering transparency. The Global Investigative Journalism Network provides comprehensive resources demonstrating the impact of investigative reporting on society, including this video.


Impact Dashboard 2014


At MDIF, impact assessment is a critical part of our work. Since 2005, we have published our Impact Dashboard to publicly present the findings of our annual analysis. The Dashboard provides a comprehensive description of impact results from the preceding year as well as longitudinal analysis of outcomes across our portfolio. We focus our impact […]


MDIF Portfolio Review 2013: Interactive


The MDIF Portfolio Review 2013 interactive presentation provides an overview of the performance of our investment portfolio, including visualisations of allocations by geography, press freedom ranking and economic development, and our organisational evolution.


WAN-IFRA: The Capitalisation Gap


The capitalization gap for independent news media businesses in developing markets is a stark reality. A joint WAN-Ifra/Sida paper assesses the capitalisation gap, identifies entry points for philanthropic capital and prepares a compelling case for developing existing initiatives and exploring new ones that can bridge the gap and channel necessary funding to the sector.