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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

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.

Slovenia campaign takes aim at criminal defamation laws IPI, SEEMO join effort to reform classified intelligence provision

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

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

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.