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 […]

Helping independent media stay independent in a digital world


In an op-ed for, MDIF Knowledge Bridge Editor and Digital Strategist Kevin Anderson explains why, with much of the world’s media in crisis, he is taking on a new challenge with MDIF (formerly MDLF): to help independent media in emerging democracies stay independent in a digital world.

Vijesti reporter attacked


Olivera Lakic, an investigative reporter with Montenegro’s only independent daily Vijesti, was attacked when she opened the door of her apartment building on the evening of 7 March 2012. Ms Lakic was hospitalized after an unidentified man hit her several times on the head. This was not the first time that Ms Lakic has been […]

MDIF launches digital investment fund


MDIF has launched an early-stage fund for digital news and information businesses, Digital News Ventures®. Digital News Ventures provides early-stage equity finance from $30,000 to $300,000 to entrepreneurs whose ideas can be used to provide news and information that is important to open societies or can help develop financially sustainable news businesses. Its goal is […]