Members directory GFMD Member Western and Central Europe Vivarta Active 1 year, 10 months ago Vivarta is a media production house and advocate for free expression rights. As vivarta.org we help defend free expression in conflict zones and repressive states with investigative reporting and creative advocacy. As vivarta.net we apply new digital media, security and situational analysis tools to support this work. GFMD Member North America Media Development Investment Fund Active 1 year, 10 months ago MDIF provides affordable financing and technical assistance to independent news and information businesses in challenging environments, helping them to become financially sustainable. We invest in media that provide the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies. MDIF has invested $129.8 million in 100 independent news businesses in 31 countries since 1996. Our dedicated team of highly skilled professionals help clients build financially viable businesses, while providing real financial and social returns to a wide range of impact investors. MDIF is a New York-registered not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status. GFMD Member International IREX Active 1 year, 10 months ago Headquartered in Washington, D.C.IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world – where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. We focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We support individuals and institutions to create change in their own communities, and create people-to-people bridges between nations. With an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide, IREX works with partners in more than 120 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. GFMD Member International International Media Support Active 1 year, 10 months ago International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, authoritarian rule and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to promote press freedom, strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances. GFMD Member International Internews Active 1 year, 10 months ago Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information. Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. GFMD Member International International Center for Journalists Active 1 year, 10 months ago The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. ICFJ does more than train journalists. We launch news organizations, media associations, journalism schools and news products. With a focus on innovation, we have formed networks of citizen journalists who are using new mobile services to engage underserved communities. GFMD Member Eastern Europe and Caucasus Independent Association of Broadcasters Active 1 year, 10 months ago IAB represents industry interests in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, National Council of Ukraine on TV and Radio, State Committee on TV and Radio and provides services needed for the success of media companies. They aim to develop a civilized market for audio and visual content and to protect the rights of Ukrainians involved in the broadcasting field. GFMD Member Western and Central Europe Fondation Hirondelle Active 1 year, 10 months ago Lausanne, SwitzerlandFoundation Hirondelle is a Swiss non-profit organization which provides information to populations faced with crisis, empowering them in their daily lives and as citizens. Founded in 1995 and based in Lausanne, Fondation Hirondelle is currently active in 8 countries on 3 continents. GFMD Member International BBC Media Action Active 1 year, 10 months ago BBC Media action is an independent, international, development charity. They aim to use the impact that media publications can create to decrease poverty and provide human rights education. In addition to creating their own conversation sparking media, they provide journalists with training and mentoring, and work with legislators to prove the potential impact media can have and the need for policy change. GFMD Member International ARTICLE 19 Active 1 year, 10 months ago London, UKARTICLE 19 works for a world where all people everywhere can freely express themselves and actively engage in public life without fear of discrimination. We promote media freedom, increase access to information, protect journalists and human rights defenders, fight the shrinking of civic space, and place human rights at the heart of developing digital spaces.