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. Read the full MDIF Impact Dashboard 2013 and the full Methodology 2013 here.



* from 1996 to June 30, 2014

Reach and sales data is from 2012

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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