Fritzl interview ‘will have consequences’

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German reporters may face legal charges in Austria for interviewing incest beast Josef Fritzl, it has emerged.The Austrian justice ministry announced today (Weds) that reporters from the German daily newspaper Bild were suspected of having lied to prison officials to get an interview with the 75-year-old pervert.The ministry said the journalists may have cooperated with […]

Austria up one spot in corruption study

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Austria has improved year on year in a global corruption survey.The country reached 15th place (2009: 16th) in the 2010 edition of the Corruption Perception study conducted by Transparency International (TI). Austria shares the spot with neighbouring Germany (2009: 14th) which also reached 7.9 of a maximum 10 points.Denmark, Singapore and New Zealand shared first […]

Austria rises in press freedom rating ‘despite negative occurrences’

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Austria has improved year on year in the Reporters Without Borders’ annual press freedom rating but only because the situation in other countries has worsened, the NGO¬ís Austrian branch has stressed.Reporters Without Borders (RWB) announced today (Thurs) Austria came seventh, up six positions compared to its 2009 list. Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland shared […]