The Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) applies its research findings and practical knowledge of the conditions required for free  and independent journalism to promote safe and enabling environments for journalists to perform their work of informing the public

CFOM’s advocacy work has three principal goals:

Promote the establishment of effective legal frameworks of  protection for the  safety of journalists and to eradicate impunity.

Assist government authorities and inter-governmental organisations  to design and put in place policies and mechanisms to fulfil States’ obligations concerning media freedom and freedom of expression.

Cooperate with media practitioners, policy makers and civil society groups in activities that foster and safeguard free, independent,  diverse and high-quality media.


Sara Torsner, Jackie Harrison and William Horsley participating in the World Press Freedom Day commemoration in Accra, Ghana, 2018.

Jackie Harrison, William Horsley and Stef Pukallus taking part in the consultation on the UN Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity. Geneva, 2017.

William Horsley speaking at the event ‘Stop the killing of journalists!’ which marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. London, 2015.