The internet has exploded traditional media funding models. And yet, in some parts of the world, legacy media – even print! – remain a strong source of independent information. How are these companies surviving?
In this episode of The Backstory, WAN-IFRA Press Freedom Director, Andrew Heslop, meets some of them to find out:
- Sonny Swe, founder and CEO of Black Knight Media Group and publisher of Frontier Myanmar magazine.
- Harlan Mandel, CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund, which invests in independent media organisations around the world.
- Fatemah Farag, founder and CEO of Welad ElBalad Media Services, a network of local newspapers in Egypt, and MENA Director for WAN-IFRA’s Women in News programme.
The Backstory production team includes Mariona Sanz, Colette Davidson and Sarah Elzas, who edited and mixed the episode.
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