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March 29, 2011

Portugal’s prosecutor general sues Lisbon-based weekly Sol

Legal action has been taken by Portugal’s prosecutor-general Fernando Pinto Monteiro against Lisbon-based weekly Sol , its director José Antonio Saraiva and two of its journalists who allegedly infringed his “credibility, reputation and intellectual property rights.” The action, in the form of a private prosecution in a civil court on March 10, concerns an article published on the front page of the February 26 edition of Sol by journalists Ana Paula Azevedo and Felicia Cabrita , which alleged... MORE
August 17, 2010

Judicial harassment results in record 1.5 million euro fine for Lisbon weekly

Lisbon-based weekly Sol has been fined 1.5 million euros for defying a court injunction obtained by Rui Pedro Soares, the Portuguese government's former representative on the board of the national telecommunications company Portugal Telecom, not to publish details from phone conversations recorded in a police surveillance operation. Soares obtained the injunction on February 11 in response to a report published six days before in Sol implicating him, Prime Minister José Sócrates and other... MORE
September 25, 2007

Portugal: New law threatens "integrity of journalism"

(IFJ/IFEX) - The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), regional group of the International Federation of Journalists, today condemned the adoption by the Portuguese Parliament of a law that strips journalists of their right to protect their confidential sources and to be fairly paid for the use of their work. "We are flabbergasted by Portuguese lawmakers' lack of consideration for the President's decision and for the case law of the European Court of Human Rights," said Arne König, EFJ... MORE