International Fund for Public Interest Media

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The International Fund for Public Interest Media is a first-of-its-kind multilateral initiative that aims to radically increase the amount of funding available to support ethical, fact-based journalism and boost the long-term economic resilience of independent media. The International Fund supports media organizations as well as experiments and innovations at the media ecosystem level. It works closely with its grant recipients and partners to develop and disseminate insights about both the challenges facing public interest media as well as potential pathways to economic sustainability.

The International Fund has received financial support from 17 governments, philanthropies, and corporate entities and has been endorsed by a range of world leaders. Its Board is co-chaired by Maria Ressa, Nobel laureate and co-founder and CEO of Rappler, and Sir Mark Thompson, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide and former CEO of The New York Times Company.

Photo Caption and Credits

The Statutes of the International Fund were approved at the sixth edition of the Paris Peace Forum. From left to right: Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, French Republic; Maria Ressa, Nobel laureate, co-founder and CEO of Rappler, and International Fund Board co-chair; Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information, Republic of Ghana; Julie Posetti, Deputy Vice President for Global Research, International Center for Journalists and International Fund Board member; Nicu Popescu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Republic of Moldova. (Photo courtesy of © Laurent Hazgui/CAPA Pictures for PPF 2023)