Concern about privacy laws after Prince Albert wins ruling against Paris Match

first_img Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a Versailles appeal court’s ruling that the magazine Paris Match and its publishers, Hachette Filipacchi Associés, violated Prince Albert of Monaco’s private life and pictorial rights by printing a cover story last May about the son he fathered out of wedlock with former Air France flight attendant Nicole Coste.At the court’s behest, Paris Match yesterday published an announcement on its cover page referring to the 24 November ruling under which it was ordered to pay 50,000 euros in damages to Prince Albert.“We are of course in favour of respecting privacy, including the privacy of public figures, but we believe that if a head of state has a secret child, this does not belong to the private domain, especially if it concerns the royal family of a country governed by the principle of succession. This belonged to the public domain and Paris Match just did its duty to report the news.” Reporters Without Borders said.“Even if the amount of damages was not exorbitant, the sentence could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of expression in France,” the organisation continued. “We are also worried by the prosecutor’s suggestion during the hearing that an exemplary ruling was need to protect public figures. Public figures should not get special treatment. We think it is time for a thorough debate on this issue in France in which journalists, lawyers, judges and politicians all take part.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We hope Paris Match will take this case to the European Court of Human Rights. French law is one of the most restrictive in this area. The German courts ruled against Prince Albert in the case he brought against a German newspaper for running a similar story to Paris Match’s. And the ties between two people are not usually seen as restricted to the private domain in Britain. An international court should rule on this issue.”The cover story which Paris Match ran on 5 May was headlined: “Albert of Monaco: Alexandre. The secret child.” It had photos of Coste with her son, and in the text, Coste named Prince Albert as the father. Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about a court’s ruling that the magazine Paris Match and its publishers, Hachette Filipacchi Associés, violated Prince Albert of Monaco’s private life by printing a cover story about the son he fathered out. The sentence could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of expression in France. News Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story FranceEurope – Central Asia January 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about privacy laws after Prince Albert wins ruling against Paris Match News Organisation News Receive email alerts News May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Syracuse loses third straight game to Florida State

first_img Published on March 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] After five scoreless innings of play, a strong sixth inning pulled Florida State (23-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) over Syracuse (12-14, 1-5 ACC), 3-0, on Sunday afternoon in ACC softball play in Tallahassee, FL.Jocelyn Cater got the start for the Orange, giving up no runs on just one hit and one strikeout in four innings of work. She was followed in relief by Sydney O’Hara for the final two innings, who gave up three Seminole runs, all in the sixth inning.Scoreless until the sixth, O’Hara walked Florida State utility player Cali Harrod with one out on the board. On the first pitch of the next at-bat, Harrod stole second, and was then knocked in by an Ellie Cooper triple later in the at-bat, making the score 1-0.In the very next at-bat, Zoe Casas entered the game as a pinch hitter for the Seminoles and scored Cooper on a fielder’s choice groundout to first base, bringing the score to 2-0.Jessica Warren ended Florida State’s scoring with a one-out home run later in the sixth inning. It was just the third home run given up by O’Hara this season, and it put the Seminoles up 3-0, where they would stay for the rest of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessica Burroughs stifled the Orange offense all game. The redshirt junior is 13-2 on the season, and after taking game one from the Orange yesterday, she returned to the mound again on Sunday.Burroughs gave up no runs on just three hits and ten strikeouts in a complete game shutout of the Orange, which included two three-batter innings to start the game.Sammy Fernandez, Maddi Doane, and O’Hara each tallied a hit for the Orange, which fell to 1-5 in the ACC after Sunday’s contest.The Orange will look to rebound from its three-loss weekend on Wednesday for it’s home opener at Skytop Softball Stadium in a doubleheader against Niagara University. The first game is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m., with the next game directly after. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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