Austria

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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

Austria: Government’s altering of media landscape raises concern

Austria’s new populist government wants to shift the media landscape of the country