16 Sep

MFRR Monitoring Report: 311 European media freedom violations recorded in first half of 2022

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) has published the latest edition of the MFRR Monitoring Report, outlining the state of media freedom throughout all European Union Member States and candidate countries from January to June 2022.

13 Sep

Albania: Press freedom groups call for a fair trial in defamation lawsuit by former top prosecutor against Isa Myzyraj

A group of media freedom and freedom of expression organisations and journalist unions and associations are concerned by the defamation lawsuit filed against journalist Isa Myzyraj.

9 Sep

Turkey: Solidarity with twenty journalists including TGS leadership blacklisted by police

The partner organisations of the MFRR express solidarity with the twenty journalists blacklisted by the Turkish General Directorate of Security (EGM) for their writing and join Turkey’s Journalists Union (TGS) in denouncing an apparent attempt to intimidate independent journalists and trade unionists.

26 Aug

Turkey: International groups call to restore Evrensel’s right to receive public ads

18 press freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights organisations call on the Turkish Press Advertising Agency (BİK) to withdraw its decision to revoke the right of the independent Evrensel newspaper to receive public ads.

24 Aug

Ukraine: MFRR partners reiterate call for safety and support of media 6 months after invasion 

To mark 6 months since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the day of Ukrainian Independence, partners of the MFRR reiterate continued solidarity with the journalists and media workers who risk their lives and safety to bring the world independent and accurate information from the frontline.

17 Aug

Germany: Misuse of funds at RBB highlights need for greater accountability in publicly funded media

The partners of the MFRR denounce the misuse of public funds by Patricia Schlesinger, former director of Berlin’s public broadcaster RBB. We welcome her instant dismissal while demanding a thorough investigation and call for improved accountability in publicly funded media.

8 Aug

Serbia: REM’s awarding of TV licences underscores media pluralism and media diversity failure

Partners of the MFRR have expressed concern about the Serbian Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM)'s decision to award TV licenses to media outlets all supportive of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.

19 Jul

Hungary: Media freedom groups welcome EU court referral over Klubrádió frequency

The partner organisations of the MFRR today welcome the resounding exoneration of four Greek journalists and publishers who faced criminal charges and potential lengthy prison sentences linked to their media outlets’ investigative reporting.

13 Jul

Greece: Real Group media group offices targeted in arson attack

ECPMF joined the partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), along with the Journalists' Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (JUADN), to condemn the arson attack on the offices of newspaper Real News and the radio station Real FM in Athens on 13 July 2022.

6 Jul

ECPMF joins letter to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama regarding his unilateral ban of journalists at government press conferences