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.
Roundtable raises alarm over defamation law in Slovakia IPI calls for decriminalisation, caps on damages in civil cases
VIENNA, Nov 27, 2014 – A lack of caps on damages has made civil defamation lawsuits in Slovakia a “cash cow” for plaintiffs, attendees were told at a public roundtable discussion on Tuesday organised by the International Press Institute’s (IPI) Slovak National Committee.
Prosecutors drop criminal libel charges against Slovak journalist IPI calls on Slovak legislators to address libel reform without delay
VIENNA, Oct 6, 2014 – The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed a decision by prosecutors in Slovakia to drop criminal libel charges against journalist Dušan Karolyi.
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.