VideoWeek Podcast #24, Harlan Mandel, MDIF

Vincent Flood 26 March, 2021 

This week’s episode is with Harlan Mandel, CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), an organisation that has funded independent media globally to the tune of $220 million. The organisation’s mission is to help supply capital to independent media organisations in countries where democracy is under threat from autocratic regimes. MDIF’s work has becoming increasingly important in countries like Hungary and Poland where ‘media capture’ is taking place as the state seeks to control the media by having state-controlled companies buy media companies and by levying taxes on advertising.

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About the Author:

Vincent Flood is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief at VideoWeek.
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