Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.
Timely, accurate, relevant information is critical to free societies. It enables fuller participation in public life, holds the powerful to account and protects the rights of the individual.
MDIF invests in independent media companies in countries where access to free and independent media is under threat, helping news outlets to build sustainable businesses around quality journalism. The independent news businesses MDIF helps grow support political, social and economic development. They promote transparency, combat corruption and provide a forum for public debate.