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Weekly's survival threatened by disproportionate fine

Reporters Without Borders condemns the fine of 28,000 levas (14,000 euros) which the weekly Videlina (www.videlinabg.com) has been ordered to pay by 14 July for publishing a reader's letter in October 2007 accusing a local politician of corruption. The fine has been upheld by an appeal court in the southern city of Plovdiv. “It is deplorable that a newspaper or magazine can be convicted for publishing a reader's letter,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Videlina cannot be blamed or held (...)

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