This document provides the terms of reference for Media Freedom Coalition, a partnership of countries that defends media freedom where it is under threat.

Media Freedom Coalition:

terms of reference

Published March 2022


The Media Freedom Coalition, formed in July 2019 at the Global Conference for Media Freedom, is a partnership of countries working together to:

  • advocate for media freedom and safety of journalists, and
  • hold to account those who harm journalists for doing their job
Coalition members signed the Global Pledge on Media Freedom, a written commitment to improving media freedom domestically and working together internationally.

The first full meeting of senior officials of all members in Geneva on 29 to 30 January 2020 agreed these terms of reference and a concluding statement.