VIENNA, Dec 17, 2015 – Three Spanish media outlets announced this week that they would challenge Spain’s new Public Security Law, popularly known as the “gag law”, at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). La Directa (Barcelona), Diagonal (Madrid) and Ahötsa (Navarra) have filed the claim as “potential victims of human rights violations” according to the ECtHR’s admissibility criteria.
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.
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.
VIENNA, March 23, 2015 – Just over a week after the Spanish Senate approved a controversial new public safety law heavily criticised both in Spain and abroad for its possible effects on journalism, a report published today includes the law among seven key challenges to freedom of expression and the press in Spain.
MADRID, Dec 15, 2014 – Among the many guest speakers at IPI’s recent seminar on the abuse of defamation laws in Spain were three journalists working for independent media outlets who shared their experience of being subjected to legal action following their reports on corruption.
VIENNA Oct 20, 2014 – The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined with eight other press freedom organisations to submit a letter to the U.N. Human Rights Committee listing concerns to be considered during Spain’s sixth country review under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).