By Peter Whitehead, Director of Communications The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out 17 globally agreed aspirations for human development that will guide international development until 2030.
MDIF recruiting Investment Officer – South-East Asia
MDIF is recruiting an Investment Officer – South-East Asia. Details of the job description, requirements and how to apply are below. Note that recruitment may be at Principal Investment Officer…
Rappler’s Maria Ressa wins Nobel Peace Prize
Rappler CEO and co-founder Maria Ressa has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021. Ressa was named as co-winner with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who co-founded the independent newspaper…
United Media and Vijesti sign letter of intent to enter into partnership
United Media (UM), the leading media company in Southeast Europe, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 51 per cent of the Montenegrin newspaper, portal and TV station Vijesti.
Supporting independent media in Myanmar amid Covid-19 and a coup
By Tessa Piper, Program Director for Southeast Asia During almost seven years of managing MDIF’s business coaching programme for independent media in Myanmar, I have frequently heard examples of unusual…
Marc Da Costa joins MDIF’s Board of Directors
Marc Da Costa, Co-Founder and Chairman of Enigma, a data technology company helping to expand access to credit for small businesses, has joined Media Development Investment Fund’s Board of Directors.
Strategic advice and venture support provide the key to media financing
By Patricia Torres-Burd, Managing Director, Media Services Ever since we made our first loan in 1996, we have provided strategic media advice and venture support alongside our investments.
How to tackle a media crisis: The lessons of Covid-19
By Magdalena Skrzypek, Impact and Communications Manager In our 25-year history we have worked with clients to navigate challenges including wars, the emergence of autocrats, hyper-inflation and the global financial…
SAMIP media scoop prizes at Digital Media Awards Africa
Media organisations participating in our South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) have won prizes at the annual WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Africa. The Awards recognise media that have…