Since making our first investment in 1996, many foundations, organisations and individuals have invested in MDIF, supporting different projects in different ways. Each contribution has increased access to independent news for someone somewhere in the world. We sincerely appreciate all the support we have received.

We would in particular like to acknowledge the following funders and investors:

Alexej Fulmek
Arjuna Capital
Association of Alternative Newsmedia
Bank Vontobel
Calvert Social Investment Foundation
David Haas
DOEN Foundation
Dreilinden gGmbH
Democracy and Media Foundation (Stichting Democratie en Media)
Fritt Ord Foundation
Geosor Corp
Margaret E. Kaplan Trust
Morgan Simon
New Island Capital
Open Society Foundations
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

…and the generous support we have received from:

Adessium Foundation
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

…and the generous pro bono advice we have received from:

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Highmount (Suisse) AG
JP Politiken Hus
Polsat Group
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Securing the support of MDIF was a saving grace for us – not only because it gave us resources and possibilities that we had never had before, but also because it came with an insistence on more rigorous business practices that have added greatly to our success.

Marten du Plessis, Managing Editor, Noseweek, South Africa

MDIF helped us change the broadcasting paradigm in Indonesia.

Santoso, Director, Radio News Agency KBR68H, Jakarta, Indonesia