MAS holds training on native advertising and digital media


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


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


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% […]

Snapchat selects Hashtag our Stories for incubator


Hashtag our Stories, a participant in MDIF’s South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP), has been selected by Snapchat to take part in its inaugural incubator program, Yellow. Hashtag our Stories, a network of mobile journalists publishing video stories on social media, is one of nine companies to take up a three-month residency in Snapchat’s headquarters […]

Clients win numerous awards for journalism, management and innovation


Despite the increasingly alarming attacks on the media and press freedom worldwide, great journalism still abounds. From digital startups to multi-platform broadcasters, a number of MDIF clients have been presented with awards and honours in recognition of the quality and importance of their reporting so far this year. As of September 2018, we had recorded […]