“Mediapart” rejected by the ECHR: “There was nothing on private life”

Eleven years of trials, procedures and appeals for a “Decision that does not fail to question”. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled, in a judgment delivered on Thursday, that France had not infringed the freedom of expression of journalists from Mediapart by removing 70 articles concerning the Bettencourt affair from the news site. “We did not expect this decision”, confided Fabrice Arfi to Release. The journalist, and co-author of the investigation around the heiress to the L’Oréal fortune, considers that this represents “A real regression on the freedom to inform”.

Private life or general interest?

In 2010, the team of Mediapart obtains audio recordings, made by Liliane Bettencourt’s butler without her knowledge. The objective of these tapes: to prove that the businesswoman is the victim of abuse of weaknesses on the part of several people around her, including her financial advisor, Patrice de Maistre. “Mid-June 2010, we had

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