The International Press Institute (IPI) is a partner of Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), a project which tracks, monitors and responds to violations of press and media freedom, providing legal and practical support, public advocacy and information to protect journalists and media workers in the EU and Candidate States.

Media Freedom Rapid Response

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Finland: Conviction of two Helsingin Sanomat journalists sets dangerous preceden...

The IPI global network today expresses serious concern over the Helsinki District Court’…

Albania: MFRR and Safe Journalist Network condemn attack on journalist Elvis Hil...

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and the Safe Journalists Network today condemn the…

Hungary: Investigative media Átlátszó targeted in latest smear campaign

In January 2023, Hungarian investigative media outlet Átlátszó and its editor-in-chief,…

The MFRR deploys a systematic and comprehensive monitoring of press and media violations and documents them on the Mapping Media Freedom platform.

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Spyware and the surveillance of journalists in the European Union

This text is originally published in a monitoring report by the Media Freedom Rapid Respon…

MFRR Monitoring Report: Ukraine war casts dark shadow over media freedom

Amidst the unprecedented attack on democratic freedoms in Ukraine, serious violations of m…

Italy: Press freedom report examines journalists’ safety and legal threats

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins its partner organisations in the Media…

The threats captured on the Mapping Media Freedom platform guide the MFRR’s legal, protection and advocacy work and shape the analysis of the major trends in Europe’s media landscape.

As part of this work, the MFRR will coordinate fact-finding, advocacy and fast-response missions to source first hand documentation and information to support out work; engage with national governments, European institutions and other bodies; host public and expert events; and coordinate public campaigns to secure greater awareness and public engagement to stand in solidarity with journalists and media workers across the continent.

The MFRR brings together rights organisations, policy makers, journalists, trade unions, membership bodies and public watchdogs to advocate for greater press and media freedom protections across EU Member States and Candidate Countries.