The Media Viability Accelerator (MVA) is a web-based platform that will help independent media become more financially sustainable by accessing solutions and market insights to inform effective business strategies. The goal: defend and uphold democracy by keeping people informed and safe.

Partnering with Microsoft’s Democracy Forward Initiative for leading-edge data aggregation and visualization tools, the MVA will offer the kind of market intelligence that businesses need to be financially successful.

The MVA is for media outlets, funders, investors, technologists, consultants, accreditation bodies, media associations, researchers, academics and more. It will provide insights free of charge.

Sign up below to register your interest in the MVA (and download the Fact Sheet). As we progress towards launch later in 2023, we will contact you with opportunities to:

  • Help shape the MVA
  • Create integrations for the MVA Solutions marketplace
  • Partner with us in bringing the MVA’s benefits to diverse media and stakeholders globally

MVA Interest Sign Up

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The MVA was publicly announced During the 2023 Summit for Democracy at an event featuring USAID Administrator Samantha Power and Microsoft Vice Chair & President Brad Smith.

Watch a recording of the launch event: