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MDIF re joins the GFMD

The Media Development Investment Fund is a mission-driven investment fund for independent news businesses in countries with a history of media oppression.
It provides affordable financing and technical assistance to independent news and information businesses in challenging environments, helping them to become financially sustainable. They invest in media that provide the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.

UN Body Endorses GFMD backed Access To Information Measure for SDGs

In a major breakthrough in our campaign to secure a commitment to access to information in the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals, the specialized UN body charged with developing technical indicators for those goals has officially recommended adoption of the two indicators long advocated by GFMD.


GFMD World conference making of

From February 14 to 19, 2016 a GFMD delegation comprised of Chairman Leon Willems, Director Ayman Mhanna and Office Manager Stephanie Khalaf went to Jakarta to kick start the practical preparations for the September 20-22 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development. 


Supporting Yemeni Media in Promoting Peace and Dialogue

Given the current emergency situation in Yemen and the various responses of the different parties, UNESCO, within its mandate to promote freedom of expression and free access to information, and as part of its ongoing efforts to support media in Yemen, in cooperation with the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and BBC Media Action, held a 5-day event in Amman Jordan between 21 and 25 January, 2016. This significant step towards a coordinated action comes under the overall project: “Promoting Freedom of Expression in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen” funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

MedMedia & GFMD organize discussion on media assistance coordination in MENA in Brussels

MedMedia & the GFMD are hosting a public forum on the issue of regional coordination for media development actors in the MENA region on the 18th & 19th April in Brussels at a venue to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending the event please contact . The event is funded by the European Union.

GFMD Member Sourcefabric launches the initiative

The media and civil society play a pivotal role in the dissemination of free speech, the strengthening of democracy, economic development, accountability and political discourse in countries across the globe. At Sourcefabric, media development is a key part of our mission and we feel passionate about supporting independent initiatives whenever possible.

That's why we are launching a new initiative called FWD:media. We will be giving away our live blogging tool, "Live Blog" for free to a select number of media organisations or NGO's with projects focused on the topics of independent media, social change, youth empowerment or humanitarian aid. Throughout 2016, we will launch at least 4 rounds of applications and will support the selected partners with free Live Blog software, technical setup and training in live reporting.
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