The Centre for Freedom of the Media

What we do

The Impact of CFOM


CFOM in action


Research undertaken by CFOM


Our educational work


About CFOM and our aims
to uphold standards of journalism safety

The Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) is an interdisciplinary research centre hosted in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield with global outreach that studies issues of media freedom and standards. CFOM aims to inform and advise governments, policymakers and stakeholders internationally on threats to media freedom, in order to bring about positive changes to laws, policy and practice and to uphold standards of journalism safety worldwide. It works to identify and promote best practice for journalists in Europe and worldwide.

  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Education


Recent articles on media freedom, upcoming events, and CFOM publications.


Global media freedom news


The CFOM Blog


CFOM and other media freedom events


CFOM’s published work

Our Supporters

Words of support from CFOMs launch.

Latest Stories

Our most recent Think Pieces, and News, and events on global Media Freedom

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