Advocating media rights

We help bring attention to press freedom violations and advocate for change

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

What we do

Safety in journalism

We help journalists protect themselves and report professionally under pressure

Advocating media rights

We help bring attention to press freedom violations and advocate for change

Media law reform

We work for transparent and accountable media policy and regulatory frameworks

Professional associations and media centres

We support media and journalists’ associations, unions, and press councils

Media business development

We help media develop sustainable business plans and compete on the market

New media and technology

We work to safeguard the principles of independent and pluralistic media and Freedom of Expression online

Professionalising journalism

We work to improve the content and quality of media products