April 20th, 2017
Hungary anti-terror proposal threatens press freedom IPI urges lawmakers to reject measures absent safeguards, precise definitions
VIENNA Feb 5, 2016 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined international observers in criticising proposed anti-terrorism measures in Hungary that could give the government sweeping powers to control Internet and other media content, and restrict movement.
Hungarian Parliament fails to advance defamation reform bill Measure intended to counter abuse of defamation laws by politicians
VIENNA, Dec 9, 2015 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed disappointment over the decision of the Hungarian Parliament’s Justice Committee not to advance a bill that would have repealed criminal defamation and established safeguards against the abuse of civil defamation law.
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.