The Media Freedom Coalition is a partnership of
countries from all over the world. They work closely with a set of advisory and
consultative bodies, partners and the MFC Secretariat in order to carry out the
The MFC’s key stakeholders and groups are as
follows. Follow the links for more information.
The member countries. The MFC is led by two rotating co-chairs,
while a larger Executive Group provides strategic direction. Members leverage
both central government and diplomatic missions in order to achieve the MFC’s
Consultative Network, a group of organisations that provides advice
to the MFC and highlights cases that it believes require state intervention.
High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, which
provides advice and recommendations to MFC members and partners to promote and
protect a vibrant free press.
administers the Global Media Defence Fund and participates in MFC discussions
as an observer.
Working Group on Media Development ensures that the MFC’s work
on media freedom incorporates issues relating to media development, such as the
skills and capacities of media outlets and their financial viability.
- The MFC Secretariat
provides administrative support to the Co-chairs and wider coalition. The
Secretariat is currently hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.