Targeted initiatives that support free media

More than financing

In a fast-evolving media landscape, media face more challenges and less certainty than ever before. Drawing on our 27 years of experience, we go beyond investment and broaden our impact by launching or partnering in a wide range of targeted initiatives. Programs are centred on specific issues or geography, and all are built on the twin principles of editorial independence and media viability.

Many of our programs are designed around our “Amplify” model of localized capacity support for young independent media in challenging environments. Our objective is to help our partners grow and enhance their business resilience through long-term coaching, training and strategic assistance, powered by our Media Advisory Services.

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Amplify Asia

Our business capacity support program for independent media in selected countries in Asia.

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Amplify Europe

Our business capacity support program for independent media from selected countries in Europe.

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Program currently open for applications!

Amplify South Africa

Our business capacity support program for independent media from South Africa.

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MDIF Ventures

Our equity investment opportunity open to impactful early-stage media companies. Currently open for applications.

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Nigeria Media Innovation Program

Our business capacity support program for independent media in Nigeria.

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European Press Prize

A prestigious annual award that recognizes and celebrates excellence in journalism across Europe, co-founded by MDIF.

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MDIF Membership in News Fund

Part of the Membership Puzzle Project that funded and provided membership venture support to 16 independent media as they worked to create reader supported communities. Made possible by the Membership Puzzle Project, Luminate, Lenfest and Google

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