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Belgium - Court rules that newspaper editor expressed “wrong” opinion

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that a court in the central city of Mechelen has ruled against Yves Desmet, the editor of the daily De Morgen, in a libel suit, finding that he expressed “wrong” views about a dispute between two judicial officials in a January 2012 editorial.The editorial was about a dispute between two members of the prosecutor's office in nearby Antwerp over an investigation into tax fraud on an allegedly gigantic scale in the local diamond sector. The judge in (...)

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