MDIF clients win awards in recognition of the quality and importance of their reporting


MDIF clients and their staff continue to uphold high journalistic standards, producing pioneering news reports and innovations that make an impact on their countries or regions. Since the beginning of the year, their outstanding work earned them at least 17 different awards and professional recognitions, at international or national level. In particular, clients have been […]

Matthew Buckland, digital pioneer and MDIF Entrepreneur-in-Residence, passes away


It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Matthew Buckland, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, after battling illness. Professionally, Matt was a genuine pioneer in digital media in South Africa and across the continent. He led the Mail & Guardian’s digital platform in the early 2000s, ensuring that it became Africa’s leading news site. […]

Bernard Poulet steps down as MDIF Board Chair, Sheila Coronel steps up


After 10 years as Chair of MDIF’s Board of Directors, Bernard Poulet stepped down at a Board meeting today. He was replaced by the Vice-Chair, Sheila Coronel. MDIF is profoundly grateful to Bernard, who has led MDIF’s Board with great vision, calm and skill through a period of transition for both the media business and […]

Independent media leaders gather in Warsaw for Media Forum 2019


178 MDIF clients, investors, staff and Board members from 46 countries attended the Media Forum 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The Media Forum provides a space for independent media practitioners to share real world challenges and solutions across many geographies. The opening ceremony took place at the offices of the leading independent media group, Agora, publisher […]

SFS Ventures acquires a controlling interest in Polish radio company Eurozet


Prague, February 20, 2019: SFS Ventures s.r.o. today announced that it has acquired 60% of the share capital of Polish radio company Eurozet sp. z o.o. from Czech Media Invest. Leading independent Polish media company Agora S.A. has acquired the remaining 40% as a passive minority investor with an option to buy-out SFS Ventures in […]