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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom OSCE media freedom representative releases IPI-authored report on laws across region

Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom OSCE media freedom representative releases IPI-authored report on laws across region

Polish governing party files libel suit over critical commentary IPI slams ‘direct attack on press freedom and freedom of expression’

Polish governing party files libel suit over critical commentary IPI slams ‘direct attack on press freedom and freedom of expression’

VIENNA, Feb 3, 2016 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed alarm over the decision by Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to pursue a libel claim against a leading Polish newspaper that criticised Polish President Andrzej Duda’s pardon of a former anti-corruption official convicted of abuse of power.

IPI special investigation: The application of criminal defamation laws in Europe Germany revealed as leading user of criminal defamation laws among 18 countries surveyed

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.

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.