The Media Freedom Coalition is a partnership of countries from all over the world. They work closely with a set of advisory and consultative bodies, partners and the MFC Secretariat in order to carry out the Coalition’s work.  

The MFC’s key stakeholders and groups are as follows. Follow the links for more information.

  • The member countries. The MFC is led by two rotating co-chairs, while a larger Executive Group provides strategic direction. Members leverage both central government and diplomatic missions in order to achieve the MFC’s goals.
  • The Consultative Network, a group of organisations that provides advice to the MFC and highlights cases that it believes require state intervention.
  • The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, which provides advice and recommendations to MFC members and partners to promote and protect a vibrant free press.
  • UNESCO administers the Global Media Defence Fund and participates in MFC discussions as an observer.
  • The Working Group on Media Development ensures that the MFC’s work on media freedom incorporates issues relating to media development, such as the skills and capacities of media outlets and their financial viability.
  • The MFC Secretariat provides administrative support to the Co-chairs and wider coalition. The Secretariat is currently hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.