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Media Development Investment Fund

About the organisation

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.

Description of the organisation

Since 1996, MDIF has provided more than $172.7 million in affordable financing to over 113 businesses  in 39 countries, media that provide the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies. Their clients range from small local newspapers to national multi-platform broadcasters, in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Zimbabwe, Ukraine and Nepal.