Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Together with 32 other press freedom organisations Free Press Unlimited, calls on all participating States attending the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London, to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards. 

The group of 33 press freedom media development organisations, representing and working with hundreds of thousands of journalists and media workers, say new pledges will only be credible if States immediately: 

  • Release all imprisoned journalists; 
  • Stop killing, attacking and denigrating journalists;
  • Investigate and prosecute all murders of journalists. 

Demonstrable progress

The group demands all States hold themselves and their counterparts accountable and show demonstrable progress. Several States attending the Conference currently have journalists in prison and unsolved murders.  

11 recommended commitments

The group put forth 11 recommended commitments for States attending the Global Media Freedom Conference, hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada.

Read the 11 commitments

Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom
Association of European Journalists
Centre for Freedom of the Media
CFI, French Media Development Agency
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Commonwealth Journalists Association
DW Akademie
English PEN 
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Freedom House
Free Press Unlimited
Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP)
Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
Global Voices
Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR)
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
International Media Support (IMS)
International Press Institute (IPI)
International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
Media Diversity Institute
Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)
Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)
PEN America
PEN International
Reporters Without Borders
Rory Peck Trust
Samir Kassir Foundation - SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom
South Asia Media Defenders Network
World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)