What We Do

The Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) is an interdisciplinary research centre with global outreach on issues of media freedom, independence and plurality, hosted in the School of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Sheffield. CFOM aims to inform and advise governments, policy-makers and stakeholders internationally on countering threats to media freedom, and to bring about positive changes to laws, policy and practice and raise standards of journalism safety worldwide.

In order to achieve our aims we work with international organisations including UNESCO and the Council of Europe. We organise educational, research, and policy-related events that advance our goals.