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.
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.
IPI report highlights need for defamation reform in Portugal Criminal provisions, civil compensation highlighted as threats to press freedom
VIENNA, June 9, 2015 – Portugal needs to urgently update its defamation laws to meet international standards and the demands of modern democratic society, a report released today by the International Press Institute (IPI) concludes.
Portuguese defamation laws still reflect ‘authoritarian concept of power’, expert says Despite positive influence of ECtHR, clearer defences and caps on damages seen as necessary to combat chilling effect
It was the kind of small-town political scandal that would scarcely raise an eyebrow in cities with bigger fish to fry. But when Jornal do Centro, a weekly newspaper in the central Portuguese town of Viseu, suggested in 2002 that a local courthouse’s donation of used furniture to charity was marred by favouritism, it apparently bit off more than it could chew.