Brian McNeil wrote:
Michael, I’d appreciate more details on this and, as I’m
forwarding a copy of this to Mike Godwin, any links you’ve seen to press
coverage of the case.
The case was brought on by 2 security agents of the railway company. They felt insulted
because someone had written an article about alleged rough treatment by them, that they
looked like "little playmobil robots". The judge ruled that although the author
is not a "professional" journalist, he was still a journalist, because the term
"needed to be interpreted in the broadest possible sense, taking into account the new
media". This decision makes it a press case, which needs to go to a higher court, and
there haven't been any cases against journalists for the last 30 years, because they
have very little chance of succeeding.
There's no press coverage in English.
grtz, Steven Fruitsmaak
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