MDF Founding Director Helen Brunner was honored alongside Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at the 2015 IP3 Awards. In his remarks, Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman praised Helen’s longtime support for the work of advocates for diversity and inclusion in media and the internet.
Our field has already chalked up a series of amazing wins in 2015. The FCC’s decision to create strong net neutrality rules and strike down two state-level restrictions on municipal broadband networks each represent the culmination of years of work and inspiring campaigns by a network of MDF grantees, their allies, and the general public. But the American media […]
This is a time for celebration. The FCC’s February 26th vote to enact strong, new open internet rules represents the culmination of at least 13 years of hard work, and one of the most significant and unadulterated public interest policy victories in decades – in any field. What did we just win? Net neutrality is a foundational principle […]
The entire MDF team had the pleasure of attending the launch of NetGain, a major philanthropic partnership to strengthen digital society.
MDF is thrilled to present our brand new website, which will serve as a hub of information about media and technology for funders, and keep the world updated on our activities. We would like to thank our tremendously talented designer and developer team, Tristan Free and Laimah Osman, for their tireless work to make our […]
There’s a new FCC Chair, a massive community radio opportunity is on the horizon, technology privacy issues continue to grow in scope, the National Conference for Media Reform was a huge success, and Susan Crawford’s Captive Audience was released.
Democrats & Republicans include Internet freedom in their party platforms. A UN agency’s attempts to control the Internet pose a threat to freedom of information worldwide. Updates on these issues and more in Media Democracy Fund’s quarterly newsletter. Hot Topic: International Internet Governance International governance of the Internet has become a critical topic, as […]
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an article by MDF director Helen Brunner: Excerpt: How has the Internet changed grant making? Most grant makers start to answer that question by describing online grant reporting or their foundation’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. Others detail their support of their grantee’s innovative online efforts such as a new […]
As websites went dark for The Day of Action against SOPA and PIPA in 2012, the creativity of web designers came out to shine. Check out our collection of screenshots!