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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Serbia: Final appeal verdict approaches for Slavko Ćuruvija murder trial

This article was by Veran Matic, an IPI World Press Freedom Hero and member of the Serbia…

Albania: Media must not face criminal prosecution for public interest reporting

The undersigned media freedom and journalist associations today express our shared concern…

MFRR monitoring report documents attacks on media in Ukraine

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

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.