Satirical comedy is uniquely effective in its ability to bolster media development objectives. Through its ability to attract audiences and provide news commentary in an entertaining way, it can be used as an important tool to promote freedom of expression, foster acco...

Late October 2019, The National Democratic Institute celebrated the power of humor in democracy at their annual Gala held in Washington, DC. With democracy, humor and positive change on the agenda, who better to invite than Pilot Media Initiatives?

Several PMI partners,...

PMI was selected by SXSW in 2019 to tell its story about producing satire TV in global markets as a democratic tool. Watch the highlights clip here

Pilot Media Initiatives received notable media attention for its accomplishments in creating a popular, effective and sustainable media.

From conception to broadcast, The New Yorker was behind the scenes with PMI and Channels TV as they created Nigeria's first prime-ti...

In early October 2017, PMI advisory board member Keli Dailey spoke about the intersection between journalism and comedy on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on the Canadian TV channel TVO.

"Holding the powerful accountable is what I like most about journalism, and definitel...

Pilot Media Initiatives is delighted to have partner with Channels TV in creating Nigeria's landmark news and political satire TV show, The Other News.

Thanks to generous support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, the weekly series showcased the enormous...

PMI Co-founder Kevin Bleyer presented at TEDx Stanford in April 2017 to discuss how comedy and satire help people make sense of political realities that seem stranger than fiction. When one doesn't know whether to laugh or cry at the news of the day, should one joke th...

PMI Managing Director Dillon Case participated in the United Nations panel discussion commemorating World Press Freedom Day in New York on 5th May 2016.

The event, jointly hosted by the UN Department of Public Information and UNESCO, focused on issues surrounding the ri...

Political and news satire media of all forms have changed the United States. From satirical talk shows to sketch comedy, this broad genre has inspired critical thought and produced a new generation of comedians. In short, satirical programming has become part of Americ...

Last week, a new initiative was launched in the United States — We the

Voters, a series of 20 short films with lofty ambitions:  to entertain, inform, inspire, and engage young voters who might otherwise claim the topic — ugh, government — is either too boring, too bro...

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