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First Global Fund to Safeguard Independent Journalism launches at UN World Press Freedom Day event
As the United Nations marks the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, the world’s first global and multilateral fund to support independent media will launch at official events in New York.
International Fund Gets Backing From Global Leaders to Bolster Independent Media
New members of IFPIM management board-elect announced
Nishant Lalwani appointed CEO of IFPIM

The International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) has appointed Nishant Lalwani as Chief Executive Officer.

BLOG: CEO announcement

For democracy to thrive, independent media must thrive

International Fund for Public Interest Media launches first round of funding in 17 countries

During the United Nations’ celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Uruguay, on Tuesday, May 3, the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM), is launching its very first call for applications for funding in 17 countries around the world: Afghanistan; Brazil; Colombia; Georgia; Ghana; Kenya; Lebanon; Malaysia; Mexico;  Nepal; Niger; Philippines; Senegal; Sierra-Leone, South Africa; Tunisia; Ukraine.


Forum on Information and Democracy and Reporters without Borders (RSF) sign MoU with International Fund for Public Interest Media to collaborate more closely

Tallinn, Estonia – Two of the most ambitious international initiatives established to confront potential “media extinction” and support the right to information around the world have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate more closely.


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.


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.


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.  

The International Fund's 2023 annual report provides an overview of its progress during its initial operational phase.

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