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Austria’s far right targets critics with online aggression

Journalist Ingrid Brodnig of Austria’s Profil recently told the International Press Institute (IPI) that right-wing politicians in her country have turned to the online sphere to try to control the political narrative following claims of disparagement by the so-called “Lügenpresse” (“lying press”). Brodnig, who authored the book “Hass im Netz” (“Online Hate”), said that the […]

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Greek defence minister takes on media in libel cases

Last week was a busy one, to say the least, for press freedom in Greece: two major libel cases brought by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, leader of the Independent Greeks (ANEL) party, made headlines in and outside the courtroom. On Thursday, an Athens court heard evidence in Kammenos’ suit against well-known Greek political cartoonist Andreas […]

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Ex-IPI board member, Jerusalem Post editor Ari Rath dies

Renowned Austrian-Israeli editor and former International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Board Member Ari Rath, who headed the English-language broadsheet newspaper The Jerusalem Post for 14 years and was a staunch proponent of Palestinians’ right to have their own state, died in Vienna on Friday, just one week after celebrating his 92nd birthday. “Ari Rath was […]

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IPI welcomes Austria’s chairmanship of the OSCE

The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) welcomed Austria’s assumption of the 2017 chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) last week, calling on the country to use the opportunity to strengthen cooperation to protect and promote media freedom among OSCE participating states. Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs […]

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