Reflecting the MFRR’s core campaign areas, the online conference will host in-depth discussions on journalist safety, media capture, the rule of law, and SLAPPs.

Hosted on Zoom for interactive participation, and simultaneously livestreamed on the MFRR YouTube channel, the conference will play host to a range of panel discussions, live interviews, and keynote speeches with journalists, media freedom experts, policy-makers, and other stakeholders all working to defend press freedom. The Summit will also feature the award ceremony for the 2023 IJ4EU Impact Award for cross-border investigative journalism. 

You can find the full Summit programme below, including information on how to register for each day.

MFRR Summit 2023 | Day 1

From online attacks to physical violence, Day 1 of the Summit will highlight threats to journalists in EU Member States and candidate countries.

Day 1 YouTube livestream:

MFRR Summit 2023 | Day 2

Day 2 of the Summit will shine a spotlight on the rule of law and SLAPPs as experts discuss initiatives to counter abusive litigation, impunity for crimes against journalists, and disinformation laws.

Day 2 YouTube livestream:

MFRR Summit 2023 | Day 3

The panels on Day 3 of the MFRR Summit will look into the crisis of political exploitation of the media through the abuse of state economic and regulatory levers.

Day 3 YouTube livestream:

IJ4EU Impact Award Ceremony 

The final day of the Summit will close with the 2023 IJ4EU Impact Award Ceremony. Celebrating excellence in cross-border investigative journalism in Europe, the IJ4EU Impact Award is given annually to three teams of European cross-border investigative journalists. Read more about the IJ4EU funds and Impact Award here. The ceremony will take place on the evening of 31 March in Leipzig, Germany, and also streamed online. 

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This content is part of the Media Freedom Rapid Response  (MFRR), a Europe-wide mechanism which tracks, monitors and responds to violations of press and media freedom in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. The project is co-funded by the European Commission.