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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

Spanish media outlets take ‘gag law’ to European Court of Human Rights IPI repeats call for new government to repeal controversial measure

Spanish media outlets take ‘gag law’ to European Court of Human Rights IPI repeats call for new government to repeal controversial measure

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.

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.

IPI/MLDI release manual for defending against defamation claims New tool for lawyers, journalists, trainers available for download in five languages

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.

Press freedom groups release Spain mission report as country’s crowded election year kicks off Independence of public broadcasting, new public security law among international delegation’s key concerns

Press freedom groups release Spain mission report as country’s crowded election year kicks off Independence of public broadcasting, new public security law among international delegation’s key concerns

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.