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Innovating Development Finance for Independent Media – a study of the public-private development partnership for independent media by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
MDIF has been producing the Media Development Impact Dashboard since 2006. In this Impact Dashboard 2012, we analyze data from 2011 on sales and financial viability to assess the economic sustainability of our clients, as well as on reach and employment to track their wider impact on the countries in which they operate.
Mike Daka, founder of Breeze FM, discusses why he set up a radio station in rural Zambia and how the station gives local people a voice and holds local authorities to account.
Kunda Dixit, CEO of Himalmedia in Nepal, explains the importance of financial viability to a news business and how it interacts with political influence.
Gopal Guragain, CEO of Ujyaalo Network and Communication Corner in Nepal, discusses how his network of more than 90 local stations uses social media to increase audience and revenue.