MFC Secretariat

The MFC Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all areas of the Media Freedom Coalition’s work. It is responsible for ensuring the MFC runs smoothly and efficiently, so that the Coalition’s member countries can be as active as possible in promoting media freedom at home and abroad. It also leads on the MFC’s internal and external communications, facilitates decision-making, and seeks to understand and gather evidence of what difference the MFC is making.

In doing this work, the MFC Secretariat works closely with the Coalition’s stakeholders, including the Secretariat of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, the co-chairs of the Consultative Network, and UNESCO. 

The MFC Secretariat is hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and is supported by a grants from Global Affairs Canada and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office.

Secretariat team

Derek Thorne – Head of Secretariat

Helen Reeve – Project Manager

Tally Kapadia – Programme Administrator

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Member Countries
Countries from six continents have joined the Media Freedom Coalition and are led by two rotating Co-chairs
High Level Panel of Legal Experts
The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom is an independent advisory body of the Media Freedom Coalition.
Consultative Network
The Consultative Network of the MFC is a group of national, regional, and international organisations which provides advice to the Coalition and facilitates the selection of cases that it believes require State intervention.
UNESCO participates in MFC discussions as an observer and makes its expertise and resources available to the MFC membership