Timeline: 20 Years of Financing Independent News

We have been supporting independent news businesses in countries where there is limited access to reliable quality news since 1995. From our first loan to a Slovak newspaper in 1996 to our 20-year record of supporting more than 100 news outlets in 38 countries, we have been privileged to work with some of the world’s most courageous journalists and innovative news entrepreneurs. From rural radio stations in Zambia and Nepal to online news sites with millions of users in Malaysia and Chile, our clients have helped shape the destinies of their communities and their countries. Here’s a 20-slide tour of our first 20 years.