Sameer Padania

director Macroscope Consultancy

Sameer Padania runs independent consultancy Macroscope, which works with diverse stakeholders – including independent media, philanthropy, civil society, businesses, think tanks, & governments – on strategies, policies and funding mechanisms to defend, support & grow public interest journalism ecosystems around the world. He leads the Local News Plans initiative for the UK's Public Interest News Foundation, which includes the country's first Local News Fund in Newry, Northern Ireland, and is on a Visiting Fellowship with the German Marshall Fund's Cities Program. His reports include the Forum on Information and Democracy’s global report calling on governments to deliver A New Deal for Journalism, an overview of media and journalism festivals in the Global South, and guides on grantmaking to journalismfunding investigative journalism, and developing national funds for journalism. He writes an independent newsletter on journalism funding, and from 2019-2022, he wrote the Journalism Funders Forum newsletter. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and is a trustee of the Indigo TrustDoc Society and the Orwell Foundation.

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