Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is a regional independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Accra, Ghana. It was established in 1997 to defend and promote the rights and freedoms of the media, and generally, to help expand the boundaries of freedom of speech and expression in West Africa. The MFWA seeks to advance the development of civil society using media strategies and networking to foster interaction and collaboration with other sectors of society around the issues of human rights, democrcay, peace, security and development.

The organization's advocacy platform mobilizes international and local public opinion to support democratic laws and conditions of governance, the defence of victims of rights violations, and the repeal and/or amendment of laws and legislations that contstrain media freedom and civil liberties. It conducts research into human and media rights abuses in order to publicize abuses, record trends and propose interventions. It also undertakes periodic media situational analyses to collect data and information on the developments in the areas of media and governance.