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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Greece: Concern over criminal charges against investigative reporters

The International Press Institute (IPI) was today joined by the undersigned media freedom …

Montenegro: Impunity must end for shooting of journalist Olivera Lakić

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today renew our call f…

Bulgaria: Serious threat against investigative journalist Atanas Tchobanov

The IPI global network today expresses serious concern over the warning received by one of…

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.