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March 2014

Issue 14

  • Letter from the Chairman : about the 2014 ambitious work plan  
  • Funder’s Perspective:European Endowment for Democracy director, Jerzy Pomianowski, interviewed by Leon Willems 
  • Govnet meeting on transparency by Patrick Leusch with CIMA Director Mark Nelson. C. 
  • Column on Monitoring & Evaluation : from UPI about Pakistan experience and measuring it  
  • Forward Thinker/ advocacy: Media post MDG / the need for a campaign 
  • Syria coordination – by Chairman 
  • Tech corner : Digital security in the post Snowden era by Oktavia Jonsdottir 
  • Calendar of #Mediadev Events

Funder’s Perspective

CEO Harlan Mandel describes funding strategies for the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Read More...

Crackdown in Egypt

ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan offers strategies for media development groups at work where hostile politics trump the rule of law. Read More...


GFMD Chairman Leon Willems recounts the ups and downs of 2013 and looks ahead to the new year. 


Tech Corner

Keep video, MOOCs and more in mind in 2014, advises Webbmedia Group CEO Amy Webb.

‘Truth Is Coming … ’ 

A media conference reveals a generational divide on Glenn Greenwald’s NSA surveillance exposés, GFMD Chairman Leon Willems reports. 
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Forward Thinker

Wilton Park conference says let the light of media shine in fragile states, reports James Deane from BBC Media Action. Read More…

Eye on Results

Basic numbers tell an incomplete story about the effects of journalism, according to Mayur Patel, the Knight Foundation’s vice president of strategy and assessment. 
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