Resources

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 […]


MDIF Portfolio Review 2016: Interactive

04/09/2017

The MDIF Portfolio Review 2016 provides an overview of the performance of our investment portfolio, including visualizations of allocations by geography, press freedom ranking and corruption. It also offers an insight into our clients’ critical work around the world and organizational developments.


Harlan Mandel discusses building audience trust and media sustainability

08/06/2017

With the media in a state of dramatic flux, MDIF CEO Harlan Mandel talks to the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) about some of the challenges facing independent media and how news companies need to build audience trust to help their drive for financial viability.