The Media Development Foundation,the MDF, was established in April 2008 by a group of professional journalists.
The MDFis set to protect freedom of speech and expression; advocate forhuman rights; promote ethical journalism and media accountability systems, media literacy,diverse and inclusive society, gender equality; encourage youth initiatives and civil activism.
The Media Development Foundation conducts research and educational activities;is involved in advocacy; organizes trainings, meetings, public discussions, creative competitions; publishes educational and professional literature; produces media products and holds educational campaigns; mobilizes youthfor their involvement in civil and educational activities.
MDF was named as Supporter of Tolerance for 2014 by Religious Council of the Public Defender Office.
From 2016, MDF started cooperation with the EU’s East StratCom Task force. MDF’s fact-checking portal Myth Detector is a partner of Atlantic Council’s online portal DisinfoPortal. In 2019 MDF signed affiliation and licensing agreement with the US Agency for Global Media.