January 30th, 2018
Austria: Draft FOI law falls short of international standards Access Info/IPI analysis welcomes progress, but urges reforms to better guarantee right to information
MADRID/VIENNA, Feb 8, 2016 – Austria’s draft freedom of information (FOI) law requires significant further reforms in order to meet international standards governing transparency and the right to information, Access Info Europe and the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) said today upon jointly releasing an analysis of the draft.
IPI special investigation: The application of criminal defamation laws in Europe Germany revealed as leading user of criminal defamation laws among 18 countries surveyed
VIENNA, Sept 3, 2015 – Germany towers over its European Union neighbours when it comes to the number of instances in which criminal defamation laws are applied, the surprising results of an International Press Institute (IPI) special investigation released today show.
In EU, calls to repeal blasphemy laws grow after Paris attacks IPI research: blasphemy, religious insult still a crime in half of member states
VIENNA, Jan 16, 2015 – Calls in Europe for the abolition of the continent’s remaining blasphemy laws have grown louder following last week’s deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo, a French magazine known for its unsparing religious satire.