The MFC works with its member countries to organise events, conferences and convenings that bring together senior policymakers, officials, civil society, legal experts and other MFC stakeholders to discuss emerging threats and opportunities and make commitments to advance media freedom.
The MFC also takes part in other national, regional and global events such as World Press Freedom Day.
There are no upcoming events.
Freedom of expression is protected in international law, because, without it, democracy and the rule of law wither away. A free and uncensored press is a vital aspect of this freedom: independent media hold governments to account, facilitate the enjoyment of other fundamental freedoms, and shed light on matters of public interest. A free, independent […]Read more
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 open government reforms can help […]Read more
The Media Freedom Coalition and its stakeholders, including the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, hosted or were involved in a series of events in New York in parallel with World Press Freedom Day on 3rd May. Read about the events below. The MFC’s Year in Review: how governments and embassies promoted […]Read more
The Slovakia Media Freedom Conference will take place on Monday 20 February 2023 in the historical building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in Župné nám, Bratislava, Slovakia. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic under the auspices of the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC), currently co-chaired by […]Read more
In September 2022, Canada and the Netherlands as co-chairs of the Media Freedom Coalition co-hosted a side-event during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week, alongside the Freedom Online Coalition and International IDEA. Hosted at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York, the event focused on upholding democracy and human rights in the face […]Read more
The Third Global Conference for Media Freedom was hosted in Tallinn from 9 to 10 February 2022 by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Estonian Institute of Human Rights. The conference provided a long-sought forum for in-person meetings and discussions to strengthen joint efforts in defending media freedom and human rights […]Read more