Latest Publications from Austria

Austria: New possibilities for media freedom

Zur deutschen Version Over the last two years, the policies of the previous government showed that the current media system can be influenced politically. In its first year under the government of Sebastian Kurz, Austria fell five places on the international press freedom ranking of Reporters Without Borders, to 16th place. According to a survey, […]

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Online harassment of journalists in Austria

    This report summarises the results of the three-month OnTheLine project in Austria, which aimed to collect, record and analyse insults and threats against journalists. The project sought to obtain a rough overview of the type, quantity, quality, occurrence and objective of online abuse against journalists. Two primary research methods were used over the […]

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Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region (March 2017)

Commissioned by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

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IPI’s database on online abuse against journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today launched an online database aimed at recording harassment, abuse, threats, hacking and other web-based methods of intimidating independent media into silence. Intended as a resource for journalists, researchers and media freedom advocates, the database currently contains 766 verified instances of online abuse against journalists collected in two pilot countries, […]

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