Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response briefings

MFRR condemns lawsuit against Gazeta Wyborcza editor-in-chief by Polish Justice Minister

The partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today strongly condemn the civil defamation lawsuit launched against the editor-in-chief of Poland’s biggest daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza by the serving Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro. Our organisations consider this to be yet another example of the Justice Ministry’s use of lawsuits as a tool for pressuring […]

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MFRR Report: Erosion of Media Freedom Gathers Pace in Poland

Media freedom in Poland now faces its greatest set of challenges since 2015 as the government continues to wage a multi-pronged attack on independent media to muzzle critical reporting and undermine watchdog journalism, according to a new report published today by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR).       The report, Democracy Declining: Erosion […]

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Report: Media Freedom in Europe in the Shadow of COVID-19

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today launched its new report Media Freedom in Europe in the Shadow of COVID-19. The monitoring report presents a summary of the violations arising from the pandemic that IPI has documented throughout the year on its COVID-19 […]

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Briefing: Press and Media Freedom Violations in EU

This briefing note, prepared by the International Press Institute (IPI) on hehalf of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), provides an update of all press freedom violations documented in Europe throughout August and September 2020, on a country-by-country basis. It follows previous briefings published in May, June and July which focused on the emerging Covid-19 crisis and attacks on journalists […]

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