Judgment concerning Serbia

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In the case of Radio Broadcasting Company B92 AD v. Serbia, the Court held that there had Been a violation of the freedom of expression.

The case concerned civil proceedings brought against the applicant broadcasting company by a former assistant health minister for its reporting that she had been suspected of abuse of office, amid an ongoing controversy over the procurement of swine flu vaccines.

The Court found that the Serbian courts had acknowledged that the information published by the applicant company had contributed to a public debate and that someone in the assistant health minister’s position should have shown a greater degree of tolerance. It found as well that the applicant company had acted in good faith and with the diligence expected of responsible journalism.

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