Consultative Network

The Consultative Network of the Media Freedom Coalition, created in January 2020, is a group of national, regional and international organisations that in collaboration with a much broader set of civil society groups, voluntarily provides advice to the MFC on the Coalition’s work and facilitates selection of cases that it believes require State intervention.

The key objectives of the Consultative Network (CN) are:

  • To present cases to the MFC for action – both cases of concern in countries where media freedom is at particular risk and cases of individual journalists or media outlets under threat. This includes sharing information on the situation and providing recommendations on what the MFC can do to address it;
  • To offer advice on present and future issues within media freedom and media development, including speaking at MFC events, and channelling suggestions from CSOs, media, journalists’ associations, and others to inform the MFC membership;
  • To monitor the work of the coalition and provide inputs on the day-to-day and strategic work of the MFC.


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ARTICLE 19, Silvia Chocarro (Co-chair)


Public Media Alliance, Sally-Ann Wilson

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Media Action Nepal (MAN), Laxman Datt Pant (Co-chair)


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ARTICLE 19, Silvia Chocarro (Co-chair)

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Association for International Broadcasting, Thomas Wragg

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Committee to Protect Journalists, Gypsy Guillen Kaiser

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DW Akademie, Jan Lublinski

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FLIP, Jonathan Bock

IFEX, Rachael Kay (Co-chair)

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International Federation of Journalists, Jeremy Dear

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International Media Support, Jesper Højberg

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International Press Institute, Amy Brouillette

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Internews, Abdurahman Sharif

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Pakistan Press Foundation, Owais Aslam Ali


Public Media Alliance, Sally-Ann Wilson


Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Leon Willems

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WAN-IFRA, Andrew Heslop

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Reporters without Borders, Antoine Bernard

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Maharat Foundation, Roula Mikhael

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Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), William Bird


South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM), Tihomir Loza

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Media Action Nepal (MAN), Laxman Datt Pant (Co-chair)

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Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), Tom Law

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MediaVoice/MCERC, Mariam Gersamia

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Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, Yara Bader

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