MDIF

Building fairer societies by reporting on social issues

22/09/2017

MDIF clients provide independent news and information to millions of people around the world that helps them to make informed decisions about their lives. They set national and local agendas, and their influence on public perception means that they play a key role in shaping how people view their society and the world around them. […]


Harlan Mandel podcast on investing in freedom of the press

06/09/2017

MDIF CEO Harlan Mandel, as a guest of the 165th Terms of Reference Podcast by Aidpreneur, talks about how MDIF supports freedom of the press, how the organisation has evolved over the past 20 years, and much more. http://traffic.libsyn.com/termsofreference/TOR165-Harlan_Mandel.mp3


Supporting high-quality journalism: Interactive map of client awards

05/09/2017

MDIF is proud of its record supporting high-quality, non-partisan media around the world. Often under difficult circumstances, journalists at the outlets we work with provide the news, information and debate that people need to create thriving, free societies. Many of our current and former clients have won national and international awards for their work and […]


Impacting societies through corruption and accountability reporting

05/09/2017

From local news websites to national broadcasters, our clients have a profound impact on their societies through reporting on corruption and government accountability. By unearthing stories that otherwise may remain untold, they erode impunity and promote integrity among those in power, at the same time empowering citizens to demand  justice. In order to highlight the […]


Election coverage: Educating voters, exposing fraud, increasing participation

05/09/2017

Over the last three and a half years, elections were held in nineteen countries where we work. This interactive presentation explores how coverage by the news outlets we work with played a role in improving voter knowledge, exposing corruption and increasing participation. For a full screen version click here. For best results use Chrome, Firefox or […]