Media Democracy Fund created the Open Internet Defense Fund to support organizations leading the campaign to restore and preserve ‘net neutrality.’
As a platform that enables the human rights of free expression and assembly, the internet faces increasing repression from both government and corporate actors. Information controls, digital surveillance, and online censorship threaten access to information, organization and human connection, worldwide. Combating these encroachments has become critical to expanding and defending essential rights and social justice […]
The Council on Foundations has announced that MDF Founding Director Helen Brunner will be the 2016 recipient of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, intended to “honor an innovative grantmaker who, with a combination of vision, principle, and personal commitment, makes a critical difference in a creative way.” In their press release, the […]
In partnership with the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations, MDF is pleased to announce the awards for Quantified Society: Examining the Consequences of Algorithmic Decision Making for Open Societies. After a rigorous selection process that sought input from a wide range of experts, final grants totaling more than $270,000 will be distributed to […]
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 […]
In addition to open educational resources, the availability and popularity of distance learning in K-12 education have also taken off in recent years.
On election day, 2012, MDF commissioned an exit poll to investigate voter preferences about Internet policy issues.
We must work to fix the massive structural issues that have allowed big money to distort our political landscape. But in the meantime, we also need to find ways to…
Foundation and nonprofit leaders who joined the fight to make affordable, quality health care a reality for all Americans achieved a true victory last month.
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!