Our Impact

MDIF provides financing and technical assistance to support the growth of sustainable independent news businesses. Measuring impact is critical to our work.

Each year we analyse changes in client reach, sales and other indicators of business performance to better understand how working with MDIF helps clients develop news business that are viable over the long term. We also assess the impact our clients have on the societies in which they operate. View the interactive presentation or download the pdf of the MDIF Impact Dashboard 2014, and read the full Methodology.

View an interactive presentation examining how our clients’ coverage has helped ensure free and fair elections by improving voter knowledge, exposing corruption and increasing participation.



* from 1996 to June 30, 2015

Reach and sales data is from 2013

Mail & Guardian, South Africa


A beacon of investigative journalism

M&G was the first South African daily to turn its back on racial allegiance in its selection and coverage of news. It is widely known and respected as the leading investigative journalism newspaper in the region…

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