Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response

MFRR report: Europe press freedom hit by Covid-19, attacks on journalists

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition launched its first press freedom monitoring report today, highlighting key threats to the exercise of journalism in Europe between March and June 2020. The report was compiled by the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), with support from the European Centre for Press […]

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MFRR partners profoundly concerned about media freedom in Hungary following EU Summit

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today joined partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition in writing to EU leaders about the worsening situation for media freedom in Hungary. The open letter raises “profound concerns” about the future of independent media […]

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Journalists operate in increasingly suffocating atmosphere in Spain

Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Spain’s far-right party Vox last week introduced a bill to Parliament which aims to regulate fact-checking news outlets in Spain. The text, published on July 17, explicitly forbids the verification of any statement on “social media, blogs, generic websites, print, online outlets and broadcasters“ unless the media organization publicly states […]

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Slovenia: MFRR partners seriously concerned over proposed changes to public service media

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined the partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition in expressing serious concern over proposed amendments to laws governing public service media in Slovenia. In a letter to Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti, the MFRR partners said the package of three media […]

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