The Media Freedom Coalition uses its platform
to promote a range of critical media freedom issues at the global level, and in
specific regions and countries, with a combination of public statements and private
Through working with its advisory bodies and
partners, including the Consultative Network and the High Level Panel of Legal
Experts, the MFC identifies issues where the combined voice of MFC members has
the potential to make an impact.
To date the MFC has advocated on a range of
issues, via its statements
and other actions, including the particular challenges faced by women
journalists and media workers, the need for improved accountability when journalists
are harmed or killed, and the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic, and
associated public health measures, presented a new and concerning set of
challenges for independent journalism.
The MFC also takes action on specific media
freedom cases. Based on recommendations by civil
society experts in the Consultative Network, the MFC raises individual cases
and situations where individuals practicing journalism, as well as media
organisations, have come under threat.
The MFC can then take a range of actions in
these cases, which may be public or private. The approach varies from one case
to the next and depends on the context in question, although the MFC always applies
a “do no harm” approach to assessing any proposed interventions.
The MFC solely considers cases that have been
submitted by the Consultative Network and MFC member states. The MFC is not
able to consider cases that are sent directly to the MFC or the MFC