Reuters: “UN Spins Off Humanitarian News Service After $25 MLN Investment”

21 Nov

The United Nations will spin off its humanitarian news service IRIN as an independent Swiss-based foundation after getting a $25 million 15-year investment from a Hong Kong-based philanthropist. Jho Low, director of Jynwel Charitable Foundation which made the $25 million donation, said the aim was to scale up coverage in the most under-reported areas of…


The Guardian: “IRIN Humanitarian News Service Saved After Private Donor Fills UN Void”

21 Nov

Irin, one of the few media organizations dedicated to negotiating the complexities of humanitarian relief, will be relaunched next year after facing closure. It will receive $25m (£16m) over 15 years from the Jynwel Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Hong Kong-based international investment and advisory firm Jynwel Capital, which invests in global health, education…


Financial Times: “UN to Spin Off IRIN Humanitarian News Agency”

21 Nov

Irin, the UN’s humanitarian news agency, will relaunch next year as an independent non-profit with support from a $25m investment from the charitable foundation backed by Asia’s billionaire Low family… Hong Kong-based Jynwel Foundation, the charitable arm of the Low family’s Jynwel Capital, has committed $25m over 15 years. “We felt they should kick-start with…


Jynwel Foundation Invests US$25M Over 15 Years in IRIN, a Leading Humanitarian News Service

20 Nov

With the advent of 24-hour cable news channels and the rise of instantaneous blogs and web content, the media sector has undergone a series of profound changes over the past two decades.  These shifting dynamics, from the rise of digital media services to sharp reductions in advertising revenue, have forced a variety of media companies…


Jynwel Charitable Foundation 2014

19 Nov

Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited is the philanthropic initiative of Jynwel Capital, an international investment and advisory firm. See below to learn more about how we partner with the world’s leading institutions to affect change across our three pillars: global health, conservation, and education. Jynwel Charitable Foundation 2014 from JynwelFoundation