IVO Analysis: Freedom of Media 25 Years After

Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) released ananalysis Freedom of Media 25 years after. Defamation and Libel Laws. An analysis of legislative status quo in Slovakia and Europe

This analysis offers an insight into some circumstances concerning legal actions related to the protection against libel and the right to freedom of expression, particularly in connection with judicial decisions to award financial compensations for non-pecuniary damages to the plaintiff. 

It also draws upon legal regulations and accessible major rulings by general courts issued in 2011–2014. 

Analysis shall serve as a source of information for media, media associations, as well as legislators and the executive in Slovakia as support document in facilitating the required legislative changes.

The publication of the Analysis is a part of a project Media freedom and the elimination of legislative barriers that limit the freedom supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Download: Freedom of Media 25 years after [pdf]

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