Global Philanthropy & The Newsroom: Preserving News as a Public Good In Emerging Markets

  • Thursday, Jun 24 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM ET (14:30 – 15:15 UTC)
  • #ONA21
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At the intersection of global philanthropy and service journalism, programs such as the International Fund for Public Interest Media, Report for the World, and the Media Development Investment Fund are building new pathways for philanthropic support of the free press outside the West.

Join this important conversation about the role philanthropy-supported news plays, and the opportunities funders see in centering their work in emerging markets.

This session is designed for:

  • Funders and leaders looking to better understand the state of play in emerging markets
  • Journalists concerned about proliferating, global attacks on the free press
  • Anyone interested in philanthropy-backed public service journalism


Kevin Grant
Co-Founder, Chief Content Officer and Vice President, The GroundTruth Project

Koreel Lahiri
Program Director - South Asia, Media Development Investment Fund

Sheetal Vyas
Founding Executive Director, International Fund for Public Interest Media