1 Jun

MFRR and SJN express deep concern over attacks on media workers in Kosovo

The current political developments in Kosovo have once again stirred up an atmosphere that hinders the ability of journalists to carry out their responsibilities with credibility and without obstacles.

19 May

Profound disappointment as suspected mastermind in Ján Kuciak murder acquitted once again

Following the acquittal of the suspected mastermind in the killing of Ján Kuciak, we express our profound disappointment, renew our calls for justice and convey our steadfast solidarity with the families of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

3 May

Greece: MFRR partners welcome first arrests over 2021 assassination of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz

The partners in the MFRR welcome the arrests of two suspects in connection with the 2021 assassination of crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz in Greece.

2 May

Bulgaria: Investigative journalists hit by smears and lawsuits

The partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today raise the alarm about a latest wave of legal pressure exerted against two of Bulgaria’s leading investigative media platforms, BIRD.bg and Bivol.bg.

28 Apr

Media Freedom Groups troubled with the CULT report on the EMFA proposal

The MFRR has joined a group of press freedom organisations in writing to the Rapporteur of the EU’s CULT Committee to raise concerns over proposed amendments which would water down the draft European Media Freedom Act (EMFA).

25 Apr

Turkey: International groups demand release of Kurdish journalists, lawyers, political party officials

On 25 April, coordinated dawn raids in Turkey targeted homes and offices of 126 people including journalists, lawyers, rights defenders, political activists and artists in 21 provinces, based on unclear charges.

19 Apr

Greece: MFRR to fund legal appeal for lawsuit against Alterthess

The MFRR consortium will provide funding to help cover legal fees to support Greek media outlet Alterthess in their ongoing appeal against a SLAPP.

13 Apr

Turkey: Broadcast regulator must stop punishing critical reporting ahead of elections

We call on Turkey's broadcast regulator (RTÜK) to immediately stop fining broadcasters for their critical reporting.

27 Mar

Albania: Press freedom organisations and journalist associations call for swift justice following deadly attack on Top Channel

The partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response and the Safe Journalists Network are deeply saddened to learn about the shocking attack on Top Channel Albania, in which a security guard was killed.

21 Mar

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Call on the National Assembly to reject defamation law amendments

The MFRR is concerned by recent developments in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the government has introduced amendments to the Criminal Code that would re-criminalise defamation.