Centre for Media Freedom (CMF) is a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation registered at the District Administration Office, Lalitpur and is registered with Social Welfare Council. The organisation’s goal is to take necessary actions needed to be taken at local, regional and national levels to foster the objective of creating a national media which is free, independent, pluralistic, and fearless. Only independent and ethical media can work as a watchdog of the society, assisting the government in good governance and anti-corruption measures. Democracy can thrive on conditions of good governance.
To achieve this goal, CMF collaborates and closely works with constitutional bodies as well as national and international media advocacy groups. It aims to provide a voice for the voiceless and facilitate their access to service delivery system by improving governance and accountability mechanism through media outlets, promoting linkages among state agencies, civil society organisations and media, as well as strengthening media capacity through skill development, debates and dialogues.
The professional team at CMF, with inclusiveness along gender and ethnic lines maintained, constitute experts in diverse issues concerning media mobilisation, governance, decentralisation, policy issues, right to information and freedom of expression.
Free and ethical media, accountable/transparent government and institutionalised democracy
Consistent advocacy, research, capacity building, policy intervention, public discourse and debates for strong media, good governance and inclusive/vibrant democracy.
- Increase journalists’ capacity for doing ethical journalism through conferences, workshops, trainings and seminars, fellowships, and study tours
- Carry out public debates and discourse at policy and grassroots level using different media outlets for good governance
- Conduct researches on media and governance issues to identify needs to introduce new policy
- Lobby with parliamentarians and policymakers for media development and social justice
- Encourage stakeholders to give priority to GESI