Europe: Austria

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Press Council: Austria

Osterreichischer Presserat, Austrian Press Council

Alexander Warzilek (Managing Director)

Franz-Josefs-Kai 27 

1010 Wien

Tel .: +43 123 699 8411 

Fax: +43 123 699 8499 




The Austrian Press Council sees itself as a modern self-regulating device in the press that protects editorial quality and freedom of the press. 

Journalism has an essential democratic political function, but also means responsibility in handling information and its dissemination. The Press Council therefore has a code of ethics for the Austrian press (principles for journalistic work) created which contains standards of good and responsible journalistic behavior and an ethical guideline for the media. This code is the basis for the decisions of the Senate of the Press Council. 

An important task of the Press Council is to identify shortcomings in the print media and counteract. The Press Council is an association whose carriers are the main journalists 'and publishers' associations in Austria.

Updated: 16/08/2017