An Austrian investigative news platform that documented poor conditions in asylum-seeker housing across Austria was ordered Monday to pay nearly €2,000 for trespassing after the landlord of one of the housing sites brought suit.
An Austrian man who argued in an op-ed that some human smugglers perform a public service could spend up to two years in prison in a case that has chilling implications for free expression.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kenyan Parliament urged to reverse new media law New measures would give government ‘alarming’ power over journalists and news organisations VIENNA, Jan 9 2014 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed serious concern about media legislation signed into law last month by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that would create a […]
The Hungarian Ambassador to Austria has called for the cancellation of a “racist” and “anti-Hungarian” art exhibition which opened recently in the Austrian city of Linz.
A law proposed by the Ministry would grant powers to the police and state prosecutors to force journalists to hand over material used in investigative stories, and identify sources, if the journalists are themselves subjects of a criminal investigation.
Austrian editors and journalists joined in protest against state interference in the media.
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is an IPI press release: IPI Says Cartoonist Arrested in Vienna over Poster Carrying Image of President Putin Vienna, 22 May 2007 – According to information provided to the International Press Institute (IPI), a Danish cartoonist was arrested in Vienna, Austria, today over a poster portraying the image of Russian president, […]
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – The following is a 22 March 2007 ARTICLE 19 press release: ARTICLE 19 urges UN committee to address defamation laws and other free speech concerns in Austria On Monday, 26 March, the UN Human Rights Committee begins its audit of Austria’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 3 November 2006 IFJ media release: IFJ Welcomes European Court Judgement in Austrian Newspaper Case The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today called upon Austrian legislators to review their libel laws after a decision by the European Court of Human […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an IFJ media release: Journalists Condemn Austrian Government Over Threat To Jail Investigative Reporters Amidst growing concern over media developments in Austria, the International Federation of Journalists and its regional organisation, the European Federation of Journalists, today called on the Austrian Government to abandon plans to introduce new laws that […]
The following is an ARTICLE 19 press release: 7 April 2000 “Nazi Journalism” Case: European Court of Human Rights’ Freedom of Expression Interpretation Questioned ARTICLE 19 today questioned the European Court of Human Rights’ interpretation of Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression, following the […]
Media Release February 11th 2000 IFJ Protest Over Victimisation of Austrian Journalist The International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest organisation of journalists, today condemned the victimisation of Gerhard Marschall, a journalist at the leading regional paper Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, who was sacked on the day that the new Austrian government was sworn in. Marschall, who […]