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MDIF mission

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.

MDIF invests its resources of financial capital and human skills in independent media companies in a range of countries where access to free and independent media is under threat.  Areas of operation and selection of clients are based on three broad criteria: mission impact in relation to investment; potential for long-term viability; editorial integrity.

MDIF financial investments include affordable loans, equity investments, loan guarantees and technical assistance grants.  MDIF mobilizes other investors to maximize the impact of its financing.  MDIF seeks to establish a long-term relationship with its clients, which may involve advice and assistance in business planning, media management and other technical development.

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