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A new contribution to the concept of « responsible journalism » by the European Court of Human Rights

Antoine CHOPPLET
Maître de conférences en droit public
à l’Université de Reims – Champagne Ardenne

29 mars 2016 - Cour eur. dr. h., Gde Ch., Bédat c. Suisse

In Bédat v. Switzerland, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights clarifies the content of the concept of « responsible journalism » which has recently emerged in its jurisprudence. The Court held that journalistic sensationalism was not responsible in the case of news reports, if the tone of the publication contained a mere risk of harming the interests of the criminal proceeding and those of the detainee.

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