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Portugal - Parliamentarian fined for stealing recorders from two journalists

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders hails a Lisbon court's 26 June decision fining Socialist Party parliamentarian Ricardo Rodrigues 4,950 euros for stealing the mini-recorders of two journalists, Maria Henrique Espada and Fernando Esteves of the magazine Sábado, during an April 2010 interview. “We are satisfied with this ruling which, for the time being at least, ends a bizarre but disturbing case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In reaching this decision, the court has guaranteed media freedom and (...)

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