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.

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In Hungary a government rattled by the pandemic finds new ways to suppress indep...

This article is part of IPI’s series “Europe media freedom in the shadow of Covid“. …

Hungarian embassies instructed to inform on journalists’ EU trips

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed serious concern over reports that …

MFRR: Turkey must stop judicial harassment of journalist Can Dündar

The Media Freedom Rapid Response condemns the decision of the Istanbul 14th Heavy Penal Co…

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

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition launched its first press freedom monitor…

Fresh attacks worsen climate of hostility against journalists covering protests ...

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners raise further concerns about continued violen…

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

This briefing note, prepared by the International Press Institute (IPI), provides an updat…

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.