Human Rights Court: Romania breached journalist's right to freedom of expression
The European Court of Human Rights found on June 27 that Romania breached the rights to freedom of expression of Constanta-based journalist Feri Predescu. A local court had condemned the journalist for the statements she made about the Constanta mayor Radu Mazare in a 2006 TV show. With this decision, the ECHR has asked Romania to pay the journalist EUR 14,000 in material damages and EUR 4,500 in moral damages.
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