In an email sent to all regional police departments on 24 September 2018, Austria’s Ministry of the Interior suggested limiting communication with “certain media outlets”, including the weekly news magazine Falter and the daily newspaper Der Standard
Austria: Political change puts pressure on independence of public broadcaster
With the far-right Freedom Party moving from opposition party to governing partner in 2017, efforts to gain political influence in the media sector have put ORF, Austria’s biggest media outlet, under pressure
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