Policy paper

Global pledge on media freedom

At the Global Conference for Media Freedom, representatives of governments around the world signed a pledge to work together to protect media freedom.



This media freedom global pledge commits those governments that sign it to:

  • speak out and take action together, through a Media Freedom Coalition
  • harness the power of diplomatic networks, through a new Media Freedom Contact Group
  • reinforce international initiatives to champion media freedom
  • meet annually to renew our commitments and to address emerging threats and opportunities

The pledge was published and signed as part of the Global Conference for Media Freedom hosted by the UK and Canadian governments in London on 10 and 11 July 2019. It is published in English and French.

Published 11 July 2019