Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)

Europe, SDG16.10
Brussels, Belgium

About Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), a not-for-profit, Belgian registered ASBL, is a network of journalism support and media assistance groups established in 2005 in Amman, Jordan. The GFMD’s core value is to support the creation and strengthening of journalism and free, independent, sustainable and pluralistic news ecosystems, as defined by the declarations of UNESCO at conferences in Windhoek, Almaty, Santiago de Chile, Sana’a and Sofia. Its main focus is to ensure proper collaboration as well as an exchange of information and experience among its members with a view to creating a strong, independent and pluralistic media environment, which contributes to the development of empowered societies. GFMD currently has an active membership of around 190 organizations in some 70 countries. Its secretariat is based in Brussels.

Commitment Summary
GFMD aims to work with TAP, UNESCO, campaign partners and others to ensure adequate implementation and monitoring of Target 16.10. GFMD has facilitated establishing of peer-to-peer networks connecting local GFMD members, civil society campaigners as well as government and industry media actors to share lessons learned. This will increase the ability of media and journalists to deliver information to the public as a leverage and an enabler for all other sustainable development goals.

Full Commitment
GMFD’s main focus is to ensure proper collaboration as well as an exchange of information and experience among its members with a view to creating a strong, independent and pluralistic media environment, which contributes to the development of empowered societies. GFMD currently has an active membership of around 190 organisations in some 70 countries. Its secretariat is based in Brussels.