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MDIF seeks Program Manager – Digital Media Specialist

22/01/2018

MDIF is seeking Program Manager – Digital Media Specialist for its Media Advisory Services.


MDIF acquires majority stake in South Africa’s Mail & Guardian

12/12/2017

(New York, 12 December 2017) Media Development Investment Fund, a New York-based not-for-profit investment fund for independent media in emerging markets, today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in South African media company Mail & Guardian. The restructured ownership also sees M&G’s Chief Executive Officer, Hoosain Karjieker, acquire a minority stake in the […]


SAMIP names winners of first Innovation Challenge

12/12/2017

Nine organisations, startups and nonprofits have been selected as winners of the South Africa Media Innovation Program’s (SAMIP) first Innovation Challenge. The nine winners are: Children’s Radio Foundation, Mosêlê, Digest, Hashtag Our Stories, Media Factory, The New Era, Pocket Reporter, Not Yet Uhuru Radio and Volume News. SAMIP is a $4 million, 3-year initiative to […]


Facebook temporarily blocks Ukrainian business news site after bot attack

08/12/2017

The Facebook page of the leading Ukrainian business website, liga.net, suffered a five-hour outage after a massive bot attack on 6 December. The social network blocked all traffic to the page after receiving thousands of complaints and marked all links to liga.net articles as spam. Facebook’s response to the attack was apparently automatic and prevented […]


77 million people receive their news from MDIF clients, but economic challenges remain

29/11/2017

Last year, MDIF clients reached 77.1 million people in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat. At a time when fake news and propaganda are thriving and economic and political pressure on media organizations is mounting, MDIF clients provided fact-based news and informed opinion to people in nearly 30 countries, while […]