Convergence publishes a case study on MDIF


Convergence, the global network for blended finance, has published a case study on Media Development Investment Fund. The case study provides a comprehensive overview of MDIF’s operations and its investment portfolio and details the organisation’s experience in blended finance. By analyzing MDIF’s funds for providing debt and equity financing to news and information companies, it […]

MDIF publishes report on media capture in Europe


MDIF has published a major report that examines the extent of media capture in Europe and how it is undermining democracy in many parts of East and Southeast Europe. Written by leading expert Marius Dragomir, Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University, Media Capture in Europe examines how […]

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 […]