Journalists

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The public prosecutor’s statement of guilt violated the presumption of innocence. Prohibition of communication of a detainee with relatives. Violation of privacy

JUDGMENT Mirgadirov v. Azerbaijan and Turkey 17.09.2020  (app. no.  62775/14) see here  SUMMARY Judicial review of the legality of temporary detention, presumption of innocence and the right to respect for the privacy of a detainee. The applicant, a political journalist and political analyst, was arrested and detained on his way back to his country of […]

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Conviction to compensation of a news site for publishing proven intoxication of a consumer with a soft drink, violated the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT OOO Regnum v. Russia 08.09.2020 (app. no. 22649/08) see here  SUMMARY Freedom of expression. Informing the public about public health issues from a news website. The applicant is an online news company. As part of its media duties to protect the public from potential health risks, it published three news regarding the poisoning of […]

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A newspaper wrote that the Governor must receive the highest mark for corruption. Convictions for large damages. Violation of freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Timakov and OOO ID Rubezh and Timakov v. Russia  08.09.2020 (app. no. 46232/10 and 74770/10) see here SUMMARY Freedom of expression. Journalist comment that the Governor must receive the highest mark for corruption. Right to a public hearing in a civil case. The journalist and his publishing house were obliged, following court decisions on […]

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Journalistic criticism of judges. The conviction of a journalist into payment of damages violated the freedom of expression. The criterion for the amount of compensation is the basic monthly salary.

JUDGMENT Tolmachev v. Russia 02.06.2020 (no. 42182/11) see here   SUMMARY Journalistic criticism of judges and freedom of expression. The awarded damages must take into account the financial situation of the defendant. The plaintiff is a journalist who, through three articles in a newspaper and magazine, criticized judges for their behavior and the way they acted. […]

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Suspension of of journalist’s parliamentary credentials violates the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Mándli and others v. Hungary 26.05.2020 (no. 63164/16) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the suspension of the applicants’ Parliament accreditation as journalists. The Court found in particular that the applicants, journalists working for various media outlets, had been reporting on a matter of public interest – alleged illicit payments linked to the National […]

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Erotic videos coming from a hidden camera of a journalist with her partner on the internet. Description of her as ” Cicciolina” from a newspaper. Rejection of her lawsuit. Violation of her private life

JUDGMENT Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan 07.05.2020 (n.3)  (application no. 35283/14) see here SUMMARY The applicant is a well-known journalist. She writes mainly articles criticising the government for its policies. Erotic videos were posted on the internet with the journalist and her partner taken with a hidden camera. As a result of these videoa, a journalist […]

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Prohibition of discribing a political party as “far-right” on television violates the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT ATV Zrt v. Hungary 28.04.2020 (no. 61178/14) see here  SUMMARY Freedom of expression and journalism. The National Media and Information Authority has banned a television company from describing a political party as “far-right” as part of a news program, as national media law has barred any “opinion” from the news presenter. The TV company […]

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Activist journalist persecuted due to ‘fabricated’ accusations: The Court condemns many rights violations

JUDGMENT Khadija Ismayilova v. Azerbaijan  25.02.2020 (no.2) (application no. 30778/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that she had been arrested and detained without a reasonable suspicion of an offence and her allegations that those acts were aimed at punishing her for her work as a journalist who was critical of the […]

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Publisher’s criminal conviction for hate speech did not violate freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Atamanchuk v. Russia  11.02.2020 (no. 4493/11) see here SUMMARY The case concerned a businessman’s conviction for inciting hatred and enmity following statements about non-Russians in an article published in a local newspaper. The Court found in particular that the applicant’s sweeping remarks had not contributed to any public debate and agreed with the national […]

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Conviction of journalist and publishing director for publishing an article on a journalist’s assassination violates the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Magosso and Brindani v. Italy 16.01.2020 (no. 59347/11)  see here SUMMARY The case concerned the conviction for defamation of two applicants, a journalist and a publishing director, following the publication of an article concerning the murder of the journalist Walter Tobagi in 1980 by a terrorist group close to the Red Brigades. With regard […]

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