Media Freedom Coalition
About the MFC
Media freedom is an integral element of democracy, human rights, global security and prosperity.
The MFC brings together 50 countries from six continents to promote media freedom through advocacy, diplomatic interventions, legal reforms, events and funding. In carrying out this work, governments of the MFC – as well as their embassies – work closely with civil society, legal experts, multilateral organisations and journalists themselves.
The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition express their concern about the increasing acts of transnational repression directed at journalists and media workers
Estonia and the Netherlands, as co-chairs of the Media Freedom Coalition, give notice that Sudan has been removed as a member of the MFC.
The Media Freedom Coalition comprises member countries from six continents, all of which have signed the Global Pledge on Media Freedom.
The Coalition is led by two rotating Co-chairs, while an Executive Group of approximately eight countries provides strategic direction.
Free and independent media is an essential pillar of a democratic society – and truly open government both requires media freedom and can enable it. This high-level session brings to light the importance of media freedom, access to information, and the safety of journalists to open government, and demonstrates how