On our special topic pages you find alerts documented on Mapping Media Freedom already pre-filtered for an individual topic of interest, such as COVID-19 related attacks or online harassment.

This gives the possibility to gain an overview and insights into the state of press freedom for this topic in an immediate and convenient way.
The displayed alert explorer on each speical topic page is fully functional, which allows the exploration on the overall view as well as detailed insights of individual alerts. You can also further filter the alerts according to your needs.

Furthermore, statistics can be viewed by clicking on the Chart feature at the top left, which shows statistics for the specific topic including your optional individual filtering.

Reporters face new restrictions when working on corona virus stories

Corona Watch

The latest violations of press and media freedom during the COVID-19 crisis

Online harassment

Journalists and media workers across Europe face an onslaught of online harassment, taking a variety of forms.


The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) is a Europe-wide mechanism that tracks, monitors and reacts to press and media freedom violations

Police forces pushed and hit journalists with batons while dispersing a protest against a proposed labour law in Rennes, France, June 2016


Protests and demonstrations are the most frequent context in which attacks on media freedom are documented on Mapping Media Freedom.