Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF)
is a mission-driven investment fund for independent news
outlets in countries with a history of media oppression. At work in Africa, Asia, Latin America,
the former Soviet Union, and the Balkans, MDLF seeks to provide low-cost capital, solutions, and
know-how to help journalists in challenging environments build sustainable businesses around
professional, responsible, quality journalism. Since 1996, MDLF has provided more than $71 million
in low-cost financing to 180 projects with 68 independent media companies in 23 countries.
MDLF is a New York-registered not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status