Freedom of the Media: Opposition Attacks Interior Minister Kickl

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: September 25, 2018; 18:44 ♦ (Vindobona)

The opposition criticises the e-mail from Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (ÖVP), which is referred to as a "Gleichschaltungs" e-mail and would be a direct attack on democracy, freedom of opinion and freedom of the press.

Herbert Kickl (left) with Federal President Van der Bellen / Picture: © / Peter Lechner/HBF

According to a press release of the SPÖ, "The e-mail of the Minister of the Interior to the press offices of the police directorates, which has become publicly known, is to be seen solely as a direct attempt by the Minister of the Interior Herbert Kickl to control the media, to restrict freedom of the press and freedom of expression and to weaken democracy."

It "not only imposes…