Media Freedom Coalition – World Press Freedom Day Statement, 3rd May 2023

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On this World Press Freedom Day, we, the undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition, pay tribute to journalists and media workers all over the world and the work they do in informing the public, exposing wrongdoing, revealing untold stories, and holding the powerful to account. Today is the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. […]

Media Freedom Coalition statement: International Women’s Day 2023

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As the world celebrates International Women’s Day 2023, the undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition call attention to the safety of women journalists and media workers. Women journalists are integral to the pursuit of justice and truth. Via their work as journalists and media workers, they bring attention and a diversity of views on […]

Media Freedom Coalition Statement on Iran

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We, the undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC) are highly concerned about the recent violent repression of freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly by Iran. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing crackdown by the Iranian authorities on protestors and society in general. We call upon Iran to respect its commitments […]

Media Freedom Coalition statement on the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

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Four months following the death of veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition continue to strongly condemn her killing in the West Bank and to call for accountability. Freedom of expression, press freedom and the safety of journalists and media workers are indispensable for the flourishing of free, […]

Media Freedom Coalition statement on Venezuela

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The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition express their deep concern over the lack of media freedom in Venezuela. Of particular concern are the repressive measures employed by the Maduro regime, including the harassment and persecution of journalists, media workers and independent media outlets, censorship, Internet shutdowns, property seizures and the general silencing of […]

Statement by Media Freedom Coalition on World Press Freedom Day

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Today, we, members of the Media Freedom Coalition, honour the courage of all journalists and media workers, especially those who report from conflict and warzones, on corruption and on government and corporate abuses, both online and offline. The right to freedom of expression as exercised by journalists and media is fundamental to the protection and […]