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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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Fresh attacks worsen climate of hostility against journalists covering protests across Europe

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners raise further concerns about continued violence against journalists covering protests and demonstrations across European Union (EU) Member States and Candidates in 2020 and call for increased protection, police training and oversight, as well as broader respect for media freedom. In the first six months of the year, MFRR partners […]

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Briefing: As lockdowns lift, spike in attacks on journalists covering protests in Europe

This briefing note, prepared by the International Press Institute (IPI), provides an update of press freedom violations documented in Europe since mid-May. It follows previous briefings published in April and May, which focused solely on the emerging Covid-19 crisis. It highlights key trends observed by members of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and presents […]

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Press freedom suffers in Council of Europe member states under COVID-19

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today published a briefing outlining media freedom violations in member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) during COVID-19. The briefing, which documents 52 different cases during the pandemic, was shared today with the Secretary General of […]

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