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IPI/MLDI release manual for defending against defamation claims New tool for lawyers, journalists, trainers available for download in five languages

IPI/MLDI release manual for defending against defamation claims New tool for lawyers, journalists, trainers available for download in five languages

VIENNA/LONDON, June 24, 2015 – A powerful new tool for defending the European media’s right to report on matters of public interest is now available, the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) and the London-based Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) announced today.

Despite decriminalisation, libel cases cast shadow over Macedonian journalism Investigative magazine loses court appeal, fears for its future

Despite decriminalisation, libel cases cast shadow over Macedonian journalism Investigative magazine loses court appeal, fears for its future

SKOPJE, Oct 21, 2014 – Defamation may no longer be a criminal offence in the Republic of Macedonia/Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, but the dangers defamation cases harbour for press freedom remain alive and well in the southeast European country, an official candidate for European Union membership.

EU defamation laws fall dramatically short of international standards, IPI report indicates In vast majority of member states, defamation remains criminal offence punishable by imprisonment

EU defamation laws fall dramatically short of international standards, IPI report indicates In vast majority of member states, defamation remains criminal offence punishable by imprisonment

VIENNA, July 17, 2014 – An International Press Institute (IPI) report on defamation law in the European Union (EU) indicates that EU member states fall dramatically short of fulfilling relevant international standards on freedom of expression, with the vast majority maintaining criminal defamation provisions that threaten the media’s ability to report on matters in the public interest.