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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Slovenia, SLAPPs and Silencing of the Media

The second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic in Slovenia has coincided with a perfect storm of…

As China eyes up Czech media, CME purchase renews concern

Local oligarchs have spent the last decade buying up Czech media outlets in a bid to add p…

Charges against Polish photojournalist Agata Grzybowska must be dropped

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and…

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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Briefing: Press and Media Freedom Violations in EU

This briefing note, prepared by the International Press Institute (IPI) on hehalf of the …

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…

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.