of Applied Arts Vienna urges media to respect the wish of victim’s family
In the name of the relatives
of the young woman who was murdered in the terrorist attack in Vienna’s city centre last Monday, the University of Applied
Arts Vienna addresses all media: Please respect the wish of the family of the killed art student to publish neither her name
nor photos – in any medium, on any website or social media channel whatsoever.
editors, please also refrain from interviewing and photographing fellow students in the vicinity of the university, the crime
scene or any other places of mourning.
In the past few days,
the Austrian media have acted in accordance with the family’s wish, which has been communicated to each medium several times
Unfortunately, a non-Austrian medium has trampled on this wish of the relatives for respect and
consideration in the worst days of their lives. We neither confirm nor deny the personal details given there.
of Applied Arts Vienna and the members of the university will continue to refrain from communicating any personal details
and will neither confirm nor deny any questions asked or information or statements given. The wish of the relatives in these
terrible hours is of highest priority to the University of Applied Arts Vienna and we ask the media to respect this.