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.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events.

Past events

World Press Freedom Day side event: Case studies of action from the Media Freedom Coalition

Location: Santiago, Chile
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On 4th May 2024, the Media Freedom Coalition organised a side event at the 2024 World Press Freedom Day conference in Santiago, Chile. Read more about the conference here. Watch the session recording in English: Watch the session recording in Spanish: Session synopsis: As the challenges facing independent media and journalists become more complex, the efforts […]

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Summit for Democracy Session: Media freedom underpinning democracy – new challenges, new momentum?

Location: COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The third Summit for Democracy will be held in the Republic of Korea this year, with a primary focus on fostering democracy for future generations. Around 300 delegates including government officials, representatives from international organizations, academia, and civil society, will gather in Korea to discuss policy enhancements and strategic pathways to shape a better future for future […]

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Tackling Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists: A Dialogue with the Media Freedom Coalition

Location: Paris, France
2nd November event

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 […]

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OGP Summit Session: Media Freedom as a Catalyst of Open Government, Dialogue and Accountability

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
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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 […]

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MFC activities for World Press Freedom Day 2023

Location: New York
WPFD 2023 YIR Lina audience

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 […]

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Slovakia Media Freedom Conference

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia.
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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 […]

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Tackling disinformation to uphold democracy and human rights: UNGA HLW event 2022

Location: New York, United States
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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 […]

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Media Freedom Conference, Tallinn 2022

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

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 […]

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