Category Archives: Austria

Ukraine | Austrian foreign ministry concerned with act of censorship in Ukraine

On March 7, the Ukrainian border guards did not let Austrian journalist Christian Wehrschutz enter the country. He was denied entry to Ukraine for one year.

The Austrian Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of an act of censorship. The entry ban for the correspondent of the ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrian public broadcasting company) Christian Wehrschutz is an unacceptable act of censorship in Europe. This was stated on March 7 by Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl.

Ukraine | Austrian journalist has been included in death list in Ukraine

The international scandal is gaining due to the inclusion of the famous Austrian journalist, 57-year-old Christian Wehrschütz in the list of enemies and “pro-Russian propagandists” in Ukraine.

Wehrschütz, recognized in Austria as a journalist of the year in 2014, a long-term special correspondent in the Balkans, has been heading the bureau of the largest Austrian television channel ORF in Kiev since 2015.

Austria | Life in prison for a Palestinian in Austria

A proportional sentence? Freedom of expression under threat
by Wilhelm Langthaler
In the spring of 2018, a young Palestinian from Gaza was charged for terrorism and sentenced to life imprisonment by a jury at a local court in Krems, Austria. The sparse media reports indicate that the alleged terror attack, which did not actually happen, was intended to be carried out in occupied Jerusalem. The witnesses, juvenile Palestinians, were not actually present at the court in Austria, but gave their statements via Skype from an Israeli gaol.

Austria | Karin Kneissl: “Russland-Sanktionen sind stumpf”

KURIER: Frau Außenministerin, Ihre erste Reise geht am Dienstag in die Slowakei. Die Slowakei gilt als moderater Visegrád-Staat – ist das ein Signal, dass sich Österreich von den Visegrád-Hardlinern Ungarn und Polen distanziert?

Austria | Österreich: Stichwahl der Bundespräsidentenwahl wird wiederholt

Jetzt ist es amtlich. Bei den Bundespräsidentenwahlen im Mai gab es gravierende Formfehler und Rechtsverstöße gegen die Wahlordnung. In den vom Verfassungsgericht untersuchten zwanzig Wahlbezirken, wurde in vierzehn Wahlbezirken gegen das Wahlgesetz verstossen wurde. Alexander van der Bellen wird nicht als neuer Bundespräsident angelobt. Die Stichwahl muss neu ausgetragen werden.