April 20th, 2017
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.
Slovenia overwhelmingly approves reforms to law on publication of classified information Vote followed internationally criticised criminal trial of investigative journalist
VIENNA, July 21, 2015 – The Slovenian Parliament earlier this month to introduce a public-interest defence for persons accused of publishing classified information.
Slovenia campaign takes aim at criminal defamation laws IPI, SEEMO join effort to reform classified intelligence provision
VIENNA, April 23, 2015 – The Slovene Association of Journalists (DNS) today launched a campaign, supported by the International Press Institute (IPI) and its affiliate the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), to reform Slovenia’s defamation laws as well as criminal provisions related to the publication of classified information.
In Slovenia, officials indicate willingness to consider criminal defamation repeal IPI/SEEMO repeat call to drop charges against investigative journalist in official secrets case
VIENNA, Nov 24, 2014 – The International Press Institute (IPI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) today expressed optimism about the possibility of defamation reform in Slovenia following statements of good will from key Slovenian officials.
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.