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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Italy: Journalists face fresh violence covering ‘green pass’ protests

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) are highly concerned a…

Netherlands: IPI condemns arrest of three journalists covering climate protest

The IPI global network today expresses serious concern over the arrest of three Dutch jour…

Netherlands should better protect privacy of freelance journalists

A little more than two years ago, a stone was thrown through Chris Klomp’s window by an …

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 Monitoring Report: Press Freedom Under Strain in EU

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

REPORT: Slovenian government eroding media freedom as it takes over EU Presidenc...

The Slovenian government of Prime Minister Janez Janša is overseeing an increasingly syst…

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 governm…

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.