Icelandic official seeks prison time for journalists in libel case IPI urges government to prioritise reform of defamation law
VIENNA, Nov 3, 2014 – Lawyers for an Icelandic Interior Ministry official are requesting prison time for two journalists who erroneously identified the official as a target in a police investigation into a government leak.
IPI welcomes ECHR rulings in Iceland, Poland defamation cases Decisions strengthen defence of reasonable publication on matters of public concern
VIENNA, Oct 28, 2014 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed two recent European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) decisions upholding the media’s right to report on issues of public concern in the face of libel suits.
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.