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Maria Ressa and Mark Thompson to spearhead global effort to save public interest media
A global initiative to support embattled independent media today announced two renowned media leaders as its founding co-chairs.

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President Biden announces ‘up to $30 million’ in US support for new global fund to bolster free press as ‘bedrock of democracy’

President Biden announced ‘critical seed money’ for International Fund for Public Interest Media in opening remarks at Summit for Democracy. The independent, multilateral fund aims to avert global extinction crisis for public interest journalism.

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Enabling media markets to work for democracy at the Paris Peace Forum

Our programmes manager, Khadija Patel joined a panel at the recent Paris Peace Forum discussing why public interest media is fundamental to ensuring free and fair elections, countering misinformation, and providing a space for civil and democratic norms to thrive.

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Our co-chair Maria Ressa awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The International Fund for Public Interest Media is thrilled by the news that its co-chair, Filipino journalist, Maria Ressa has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Russian journalist, Dimity Muratov.  

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Maria Ressa and Mark Thompson to spearhead global effort to save public interest media

A global initiative to support embattled independent media today announced two renowned media leaders as its founding co-chairs.

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Developing an antidote to a journalist’s despair

Just as we continue to reckon with how a lack of diversity in newsrooms affects the way newsrooms see the world, it is imperative that we conceive of media development differently.

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Unesco – Plenary on Media Viability

Independent media the world over are under threat and need additional support to strengthen their viability.

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UN Secretary-General: ‘Pandemic cannot become a ‘media extinction event’

The financial decline of many public interest media organizations worldwide has been among the dangerous side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Saving journalism will require money, organisation – and legitimacy

At this World Press Freedom Conference, the conversation needs to take a decisive step forward.

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Towards a new era of public interest journalism

Founding Executive Director, Sheetal Vyas on why now is a critical moment for public interest media to find its rightful place in global cooperation, as a global public good.

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