Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
Center Parcs - der Familienkurzurlaub im Internet!

ITS | Jahn | Tjaereborg

Hotelsuche in 

Austria far-right leader Strache defuses spat with public broadcaster

By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Vienna (dpa) - Austria‘s far-right leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has backtracked from a recent attack on public broadcaster ORF, the station‘s top news anchorman Armin Wolf said on Tuesday.

Strache‘s Freedom Party (FPOe) has been putting pressure on ORF since it joined a rightist coalition government late last year, accusing the broadcaster of anti-FPOe coverage and calling for scrapping mandatory viewer fees.

In February, Strache had posted the following on Facebook: "There‘s a place where lies and fake news become news - ORF and Armin Wolf‘s Facebook profile."

Wolf, who had sued Strache for defamation, said Tuesday on Facebook that both men had reached an out-of-court settlement.

"My aim was not to drag a politician to court, but to make clear that there are limits to justified and necessary criticism of journalists and media: When such criticism turns into personal defamation."

The vice chancellor will publish an apology in the Kronen Zeitung tabloid and on his Facebook page, Austrian news agency APA reported, citing Strache‘s spokesman.

In addition, Strache has agreed to pay 10,000 euros (12,300 dollars) as compensation, Wolf said, announcing that he will donate the money to a think tank that monitors far-right and neo-Nazi groups.

ORF has filed a separate lawsuit against Strache and is still engaged in settlement negotiations.

Strache‘s attack against ORF had triggered an outcry not only among Austrian media but also in neighbouring Germany, where leading journalists published an open protest letter in early March.


Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
* Pflichtangaben
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)

Weitere Artikel zu diesem Thema
Bratislava (dpa) - Tens of thousands of Slovaks took to the streets of Bratislava and other cities on Friday, demanding the ouster of the premier and efforts to ensure Slovakia doesn‘t become a Mafia state as the fallout from a reporter‘s
Berlin (dpa) - The manipulation of online discussions by small groups of users, in particular regarding politics and hate speech, is the focus of two new studies commissioned in Germany.One study published by several national broadcasters and the
Vienna (dpa) - When German troops entered neighbouring Austria on March 12, 1938, it was not simply an annexation, but a strategic move to secure Austria‘s economic resources in preparation for war.Many Austrians greeted the so-called
Istanbul (dpa) - A Turkish television presenter could end up in jail over remarks about killing "traitors" in secular neighbourhoods of Istanbul and in the parliament.Ahmet Keser was forced to resign on Wednesday. The Istanbul prosecutor‘s
Innsbruck (dpa) - The centre-right People‘s Party (OeVP) of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz remains the strongest party in Tyrol after state elections on Sunday.The OeVP gained 4.6 percentage points compared with the last elections in 2013
Rome (dpa) - Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini signalled Tuesday he‘d rather stay in opposition than compromise with the defeated centre-left to get its support for his prime ministerial ambitions.Salvini‘s League party was one of
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
London (dpa) - The London offices of consultants Cambridge Analytica at the centre of a controversy over its use of Facebook user data to target voters in the 2016 US election have been searched by officers from Britain‘s Information
London (dpa) - A judge at London‘s High Court has granted a search warrant for the offices of Cambridge Analytica, the company at the centre of an uproar surrounding its use of Facebook user data to target voters in the 2016
Warsaw (dpa) - An estimated 55,000 protesters marched through the streets of Warsaw on Friday to protest a tightening of the nation‘s strict abortion laws."Those who haven‘t given birth shouldn‘t vote!" chanted tens of thousands at
Paris (dpa) - The perpetrator of Friday‘s terrorist attacks in southern France was a Moroccan-born 25-year-old with two convictions for petty crime and links to the puritan Islamic Salafist movement, France‘s top anti-terrorism prosecutor
Paris (dpa) - The perpetrator of Friday‘s attacks in southern France claimed to be a "soldier" of the Islamic State extremist organization, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins has said."Initial evidence has established that the
Munich (dpa) - German electronics company Siemens and its French rival Alstom have signed an agreement to merge their rail operations, the companies said in a statement on Friday.Plans for the partnership, known as a business combination agreement,
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - Norway‘s Marit Bjoergen wins the 30-kilometres cross country ski race to become the best decorated Winter Olympian of a all time with eight gold, four silver and three bronze.
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - China highlighted that construction for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is in full swing while trying to defuse questions on the sensitive issue of artificial snow-making at the ski venues.Organizing committee BOCOG
Berlin (dpa) - Figure skating events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with day and time (in GMT), 2014 champions and athletes to watch.Monday, February 12, 0100: team event (Russia) Thursday, February 15, 0130: pairs (Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov,
Seoul (dpa) - An overview of venues to be used to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018.Pyeongchang Mountain ClusterLocated around 180 kilometres east of Seoul in the Gangwon province. Here there is the 35,000-capacity Olympic stadium for the
Frankfurt (dpa) - Germany will be unable to host an Olympic Games inside the next decade but the subject will not remain closed, a leading official has said."The overall topic of a potential bid has rather a mid- or long-term character," German
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to


(24.03.2018 03:40)

-4 / 2 °C

-4 / 3 °C
-1 / 6 °C
powered by
Stock News

Agenda - The Week Ahea ...
Agenda - The Week Ahea ...

Afghan Farah Governor ...
Ministry Warns Cinema ...

No progress in Serbia- ...
1ST LEAD London judge ...

URGENT: Norway's Bjoe ...
China highlights Beiji ...





© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, | Impressum