2023 Annual Meeting

The 2023 meeting of GFMD’s General Assembly will be held online on April 26th 2023.

Date: Wednesday 26 April

Time: 13:00 - 14:30 CET

Location: Online via Zoom


Register to attend the GFMD General Assembly online here.

Who is eligible to attend?

All representatives of GFMD members are welcome to attend.

Members of the GFMD Steering Committee are especially encouraged to attend.

Members of the GFMD Secretariat will attend the meeting to report on the activities of the Secretariat over the last year.


The meeting will be chaired by GFMD chair Zoe Titus, Director, Namibia Media Trust.

Welcome (13:00-13:07)

GFMD's Chair, Zoe Titus and Executive Director (Mira Milosevic) will open the meeting and welcome members and guests.

Adopting minutes of GFMD General Assembly in Brussels, April 2022 (13:07 - 13:12)

Minutes of the GFMD General Assembly in Brussels in April 2022 is available here.

Adoption of GFMD's 2022 audited accounts (13:12 - 13:19)

GFMD's financial report, financial audit, and audited accounts are available here:

Adoption of 2022 activity report (13:19 - 13:34)

GFMD's activity report for 2022 is available here.

Update on GFMD Membership (13:34 - 13:49)

The GFMD Secretariat will share an update on GFMD membership: categories, size, and scope per region.

GFMD’s membership brief is available here.

Updating and adoption of the 2023 budget (13:49 - 13:57)

GFMD's budget for 2023 is available here.

Acceptance of GFMD's auditor for 2023 (13:57 - 14:04)

The GFMD Secretariat put forward CHRISTIAN MISSANTE SRL to audit GFMD accounts for the 2024 financial year.


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Auditor - Christian Missante

Updating GFMD’s Code of Practice & AOB (14:04 - 14:27)

One item on the agenda is that the GFMD Secretariat is proposing that GFMD's current Code of Practice is updated to better articulate and govern the obligations of GFMD members in terms of maintaining the highest standards of integrity, governance, financial transparency and accountability, as well as how to deepen collaboration and within the sector.

This section of the meeting will be a discussion on the code of practice in the framework of the localisation agenda and the ongoing process to renew the principles for effective media development.

GFMD's current Code of Practice is available here.

Conclusion (14:27 - 14:30)

-- ENDS --

GFMD Steering Committee meeting 2023

Please note that the GFMD Steering Committee will be in-person meeting to discuss strategic matters (including the update of GFMD’s code of practice) on Monday 1st May alongside UNESCO's global World Press Freedom Day 2023 events in New York, USA.

Date: 1 May 2023

Location: New York

Time: 3 p.m. New York / 8 p.m. London (GMT) / 9 p.m. Europe (CET) / 5 p.m. Buenos Aires / 1 p.m. Nairobi / 7 a.m. Tuesday (2 May) Sydney

Venue: Committee to Protect Journalists - CPJ office (Knight Foundation Press Freedom Center, New York, NY 10108)

How to get there: 509 West 38 st 5th floor (between 10th and 11th Avenue).

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