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Inflection Point

Research Report July 20, 2017

Inflection Point, a study on independent digital media in Latin America, reveals that these organizations are increasingly influential in covering issues that promote better governance and fight abuses of power, but face escalating attacks that could force them to self-censor or terminate operations.

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Newsroom

New report reveals independent digital media sector in Latin America growing but under attack

Announcement July 20, 2017

SembraMedia, a nonprofit that supports entrepreneurial journalists, in partnership with Omidyar Network today published Inflection Point, the most comprehensive study to date on the growth, impact, and threats to independent digital media in Latin America.

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From the Blog

Why We Invested: The Impact Management Project

July 19, 2017

Learn why we invested in the Impact Management Project, an ambitious effort led by Bridges Impact+ to facilitate a global conversation, coalescing over 700 practitioners across geographies and disciplines  to build consensus about what is relevant when we talk about and manage impact.

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