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Agents of Change: Independent Media and Delivering Social Change

Synopsis:

MDLF is a social investment fund for independent news media in the developing world. It provides low-cost capital, new technology solutions and management know-how to assist journalists in challenging environments build sustainable businesses around professional, responsible and quality journalism. MDLF was founded in 1995 and has since provided about US$90 million in affordable financing to independent media companies in 24 countries.
Mr. Vucinic will discuss the tectonic shifts in technology that have changed the way we create, deliver, and consume news and knowledge, and which have rendered traditional media economics and business models untenable. He will also outline the value of independent media in these new circumstances and discuss the emergence of new and promising business models in the sector. The seminar will also discuss the importance for societies of protecting and supporting independent media outlets.

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Speaker(s):

Sasa Vucinic, Founder and Managing Director of Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF)

Date:
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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