Sameer Padania


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 led 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, Google, Nesta, and Wellcome as a grantmaker, assessor and strategist. 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.