Media Law Support Service
As part of your academic work at WU, you may sometimes be faced with media appearances on sensitive topics or with interviews or statements you need to authorize.
WU offers a media law support service for these situations.
Who can benefit from our media law support service?
The media law support service is aimed at WU researchers preparing to deliver high-publicity statements or interviews to the media.
What is the media law support service?
The media law support service gives faculty the opportunity to consult with media law experts before appearances in the media. As part of your work at WU, the media law support service is available to you in the following situations:
In preparation for media interviews on sensitive topics, incl. do’s and don’ts with regard to the specific topic
To review any interviews requiring authorization, e.g. when you have been asked to approve the final print version of an interview and would like to have it reviewed by our media law experts before giving your approval for release
How does it work?
You can consult with our media law experts in any one of the following ways:
By sending print versions of an interview for authorization
How can I use the media law support service?
If you need to avail yourself of the media law support service in a specific situation, please contact the Personnel Development Office (contact person: Daniela Machian, ext. 5831 or by email). The Personnel Development Office will approve your request, then you can contact the media law expert directly to make an appointment. In most cases, appointments are for a 30-minute time slot. If necessary, up to 60 minutes can be approved. The contact information for the lawyers is listed at the bottom of this page.
If you require assistance on very short notice (e.g. a request in the morning for an interview on the same or the next day) and if the Personnel Development Office cannot be reached in time, you can contact the lawyers directly. In this case, please inform the Personnel Development Office by email that you are using the service and which lawyer you have contacted.
The explicit approval of the Personnel Development Office is required, in writing, for any and all consultations exceeding 60 minutes.
What does the media law support service include?
Normally, a consultation of up to 30 minutes should be sufficient to deal with the concerns outlined above, in special cases up to 60 minutes. For everything exceeding this time frame, please make an explicit agreement in advance with the Personnel Development Office to ensure that your costs will be covered.
What does the media law support service cost?
The Personnel Development Office will cover the costs for a 30-minute consultation, or up to a maximum of 60 minutes if required. The consulting lawyers invoice the Personnel Development Office directly.
Who are the media law experts involved?
Dr. Egon Engin-Deniz
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
T: +43 1 40 443 1550; mobile +43 664 810 66 60
F: +43 1 40 443 91550