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Missions Working with partners, the MFRR will lead a range of fact-finding, fast response and advocacy missions across EU member states and candidate countries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these missions will be replaced with virtual missions to ensure we can still hold states and other entities to account during this unprecedented period. The missions will


Residencies The MFRR’s Journalists-in-Residence (JiR) programme offers temporary shelter for journalists facing harassment and intimidation as a direct result of their work. Journalists get the chance to rest and recuperate in a safe place, and also to continue their investigative work at their own pace and use their time in Leipzig for networking and recovery.


Support The MFRR offers tangible and frontline support to journalists and media workers in EU member states and candidate countries who are at risk from their work. This will enable the MFRR to react to changing situations and offer all necessary protections against a range of threats. Opportunities offered by the MFRR includes support for


Monitor The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) is a Europe-wide mechanism that tracks, monitors and reacts to press and media freedom violations in EU member states, candidate countries, and (since March 2022) Ukraine. The MFRR project, co-funded by the European Commission, provides legal support, practical support, and public advocacy to protect journalists and media workers

Media Freedom Rapid Response

Supporting and protecting journalists and media workers in EU Member States, Candidate Countries and Ukraine. #MediaFreedomRR MONITORSUPPORTADVOCATE MFRR Summit 2023 Tweets by MediaFreedomEU What is the MFRR The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) tracks, monitors and reacts to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. This project provides legal