Sameer Padania

director Macroscope Consultancy

Sameer Padania works with diverse stakeholders to defend, support and grow the public interest journalism ecosystem in the UK, Europe and beyond. In 2021, he was Lead Rapporteur on the Forum on Information and Democracy's global report calling on governments to deliver A New Deal for Journalism. Over the last decade, he has worked for funders including Open Society, Wellcome, the European Cultural Foundation, the Nesta Future News Fund, and the Google DNI Fund as a grantmaker, assessor and advisor. He has written widely-used practical guides on funding journalism and media and investigative journalism, and the Journalism Funders Forum newsletter on trends in journalism funding across Europe. He began his career working on a range of journalism, digital media, activism and policy initiatives across the developing world. He is a co-founder of the Charitable Journalism Project, a trustee of the Indigo Trust and of The Doc Society, and a Fellow of the RSA. He is a member of the judging panel for the 2022 Orwell Prize for Journalism.

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