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Somali journalist shot at by police officer

13/12/2018

An unidentified police officer fired several shots at close range at Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed, Director-General of Radio Daljir in the city of Bossasso in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in Somalia, as he was leaving the station’s offices on 9 December. Mr Mohamed escaped unhurt. When firing the shots, the officer reportedly shouted: “Why do […]


MAS publishes media management guide to podcasting

07/12/2018

Media Advisory Services has published a guide to podcasting, the fifth in its series of publications on important aspects of media management. Read or download it here. The guides help media decision-makers understand some of the key topics in digital news provision, and give them practical support in adopting concepts that will improve their operations […]


MAS holds training on native advertising and digital media

06/12/2018

Media Advisory Services (MAS), MDIF’s technical assistance division, held two major training events on native advertising and digital media in November. In line with our strategy of holding training around important media conferences to maximize impact, the events also featured workshops and best practice visits. Native Advertising, Berlin: Eight selected clients (plus three participants in […]


MDIF publishes Myanmar local media business report

05/11/2018

New York, 6 November 2018: Media Development Investment Fund today published An Unfavorable Business: Running Local Media in Myanmar’s Ethnic States and Regions, a 66- page report that assesses the business challenges faced by the country’s local media outlets. The report is based on research conducted from April-August 2018, as well as data gathered during […]


MDIF clients reach 93.7 million people, a record high

05/11/2018

Last year, 93.7 million people received their news from MDIF clients, a record high in MDIF’s 22 years of work. From a network of radio stations in Somalia to a digital news site in India, MDIF-supported media provided the independent news, information and debate that citizens need to build free, thriving societies. More than 96% […]