Media freedom under attack in Western Balkans


A Human Rights Watch study confirms that journalists in the Western Balkans – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia; all countries where MDIF works – operate in “a hostile environment that directly affects their ability to do critical, independent reporting essential to a democratic society”. The report┬ádocuments physical attacks and threats, punitive lawsuits and […]

The impact of investigative journalism


In-depth, systematic reporting plays a crucial role in fighting corruption, promoting accountability and fostering transparency. The Global Investigative Journalism Network provides comprehensive resources demonstrating the impact of investigative reporting on society, including this video.

Why are information and free media development priorities?


Why are access to information and free media development priorities? Here’s an engaging explanation by our partners The Global Forum for Media Development.

European Press Prize Award Ceremony


Journalists from Russia, Turkey and Croatia were among those honoured by the European Press Prize at a special ceremony in London on 17 March 2014.

Impact slideshow


More than 65 million people get their news from the media businesses we work with. Working with MDIF helps them increase their sales and audience reach, as a a short slideshow on the findings of the Impact Dashboard 2013 shows.