Fresh attacks worsen climate of hostility against journalists covering protests across Europe

Media Freedom Rapid Response partners renew call for increased protection of all journalists covering demonstrations

In the first 6 months of 2020, MFRR partners have documented over 31 separate cases of attacks and media freedom violations against at least 41 different journalists and media workers reporting from protests and demonstrations in 11 EU Member States and Candidate Countries.

In an update to the MFRR briefing published in May 2020, the International Press Institute highlights a number of threats to journalists and media workers across EU Member States and Candidate Countries, related to anti-lockdown, Black Lives Matter and far-right demonstrations.