An Unfavorable Business: Running Local Media in Myanmar’s Ethnic States and Regions


MDIF has 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 the three years that MDIF has been running […]

Map of private local media in Myanmar’s ethnic states and regions


Produced by the Myanmar Media Program (MMP), MDIF’s development program for independent media in Myanmar, the interactive map provides a rare insight into private local media in Myanmar’s ethnic states and regions. The resource offers a comprehensive repository of local media players by region and by media type, with the locations and basic information about […]

MDIF Portfolio Review 2017: Interactive


The MDIF Portfolio Review 2017 presents an overview of the performance of our investment portfolio, including visualizations of allocations by geography, press freedom ranking and corruption perceptions. It also offers insight into our clients’ critical work providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies and describes our various initiatives […]

MDIF publishes two digital media management guides


Media Advisory Services, MDIF’s technical assistance hub, has published the first two handbooks in a series of practical guides for media managers. A Practical Guide to Product Management in Digital Media, by Derrick Fountain, and Launching a paywall: What You and Your Team Need to Know, by Tomáš Bella, are designed to help media decision-makers […]

Election coverage: Educating voters, exposing fraud, increasing participation


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 […]