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Helping independent media stay independent in a digital world

25/04/2012

In an op-ed for AlJazeera.com, 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

08/03/2012

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

06/03/2012

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 […]


Express’s future jeopardized by government threats

07/02/2012

After a long campaign of threats and other harassment, the Ukrainian government appears to have interfered in the judicial process to secure a court ruling that jeopardises Express‘s future. A court ruled against the newspaper in a case concerning the ownership of the company, ignoring a superior court judgment and legal precedent. Within hours of […]