Tag MFRR
18 May

Launching Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) III

The consortium running the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has been granted €1.95 million in funding from the European Commission to continue its work to defend and support press and media freedom throughout all EU member states, candidate countries, and Ukraine.

READ MORE
12 May

Fidesz Media Council moves to silence independent station Tilos Rádió

The partners of the MFRR express serious concern over the decision by the Fidesz-controlled Media Council to block the frequency license renewal of Tilos Rádió.

READ MORE
11 May

Who is afraid of journalists? The MFRR Italy Mission Report

On 11 May, partners of the MFRR launched the report of its fact-finding mission to Italy during a live event with journalists and media freedom stakeholders.

READ MORE
10 May

#HereToReport — The value and perils of photojournalism at protests

As part of the MFRR #HereToReport campaign, this article examines the threats facing photojournalists covering protests in EU member states and candidate countries.

READ MORE
10 May

Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) have published a statement urging the Czech Government to come good on its promises to strengthen the independence of public broadcasters and to seize the opportunity to put press freedom at the centre of its EU presidency programme.

READ MORE
9 May

Albania: Private data breaches and intimidation of journalists must be investigated

The MFRR, together with Safe Journalists Network and RSF, have written to Mr. Besnik Dervishi, Commissioner for the Right to Access to Information and Personal Data Protection of Albania, calling for a thorough investigation into a recent private data breach and intimidation of journalists in Albania.

READ MORE
13 Apr

Publication of stolen pictures of Emilia Șercan and leak from criminal investigation must be investigated swiftly and independently

Organisations in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and partners are disturbed by the harassment of journalist Emilia Șercan through the publication of her private pictures and the alleged leak from the criminal investigation into the matter.

READ MORE
12 Apr

BDZV beteiligt sich erstmals an „Feindbildstudie“ des ECPMF

Das European Center For Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF, Leipzig) habe in seiner mittlerweile sechsten „Feindbild-Studie“, an der sich der BDZV erstmals beteiligte, die weiter eskalierende Bedrohungslage deutlich gemacht.

READ MORE
12 Apr

ECPMF Feindbild Study 2022

83 gewaltsame Angriffe registrierte das EECPMF für das Jahr 2021. Damit wurde der Negativrekord des Jahres 2020 nochmals um 14 verifizierte Fälle übertroffen. Die Sicherheitslage für Journalist:innen blieb damit auch im zweiten Pandemiejahr stark angespannt.

READ MORE
5 Apr

MFRR to host press conference on journalist safety in the Netherlands

As part of an international fact-finding mission to the Netherlands, Free Press Unlimited, ECPMF, and IPI are organising an international press conference on April 13th 3:30-4:30 PM CEST.

READ MORE