Advocating media rights
IMS seeks to ensure that information is gathered and used to bring attention to press freedom violations and improve press freedom situation. We also work with partners to coordinate advocacy campaigns and joint calls for action.
Attacks and censorship on the media have a double impact on Freedom of Expression. They directly violate the right of media workers in performing their work, but also obstruct the ability of the general public to access the information that would be provided through the media.
In this regard, the monitoring of media rights violations is essential for building knowledge and awareness as well as providing concrete documentation for advocacy activities that address these violations.
What we do:
- We build the capacity of national partners to systematically monitor media rights violations;
- We enable partners to link up to international processes to share information more widely and generate international support for their cause;
- We work to promote coordination of local initiatives and international expertise;
- Together with other international media support organisations, we take part in campaigns and calls for action against the perpetrators that violate the freedom of individual media workers or media outlets