MDIF, responsAbility and Bank Vontobel launch third Press Freedom Voncert


MDIF (formerly MDLF) has partnered with independent asset manager and leading social investment company responsAbility and Swiss private Bank Vontobel to launch the third issuance of responsAbility Press Freedom Voncert, an impact investment product that will raise CHF5 million (about USD5.35 million) investment capital for news outlets in developing markets. In an innovative product structure, […]

MDIF selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012


MDIF (formerly MDLF)  has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012, an open-source, publicly published database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.  The ImpactAssets 50 2012 is a resource for advisors and investors seeking to respond to the growing demand for investment opportunities that deliver both financial and social or environmental […]

MDIF clients provide independent news to 42 million people


The Media Development Impact Dashboard 2012 reveals that more people than ever before get their news from MDIF (formerly MDLF) clients – together they have a reach of more than 42 million. It also shows that working with MDIF has a positive impact on the financial sustainability of a news business: news outlets working with […]

M&G wins six awards


Mail & Guardian won six prizes at the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, South Africa’s leading prize recognising excellence in journalism. At an awards ceremony on 28 August, their journalists won in the following categories:   Analysis and Commentary: Mia Malan for the story “Abduction” Creative Journalism: Tanya Pamplone for the story “Confessions of a Walmart […]

Media foundations launch European Press Prize


Seven of Europe’s most distinguished media foundations have joined forces to launch the European Press Prize, rewarding excellence in journalism across all 47 countries of Europe. Although MDIF is a global foundation and its partners are exclusively European, we share a belief that saluting serious writing and reporting – in print or on newspaper websites […]