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Austrian TV presenter faces hate campaign

Award-winning Austrian television presenter Armin Wolf faces a wave of hate speech from politicians in the FPÖ party, the right-wing junior partner in the government coalition. It follows his tough…

Austria: A nation shrouded in secrecy

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