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Spotlight: Finland

European Court urged to grant appeal hearing to Finnish photojournalist

Photojournalist Markus Pentikäinen was convicted in Finland for allegedly defying police orders when they attempted to clear a demonstration that he was reporting on in 2006. Pentikäinen took Finland to the ECHR for breaching Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, covering the right to freedom of expression.

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Proposed bill threatens media freedom and confidentiality of sources

The European Federation of Journalist (EFJ), the European group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), protests against proposals for draft legislation which would compel journalists to reveal their sources in certain criminal cases.


Court of appeal upholds "police obstruction" conviction against photojournalist

(IFJ/IFEX) - 5 May 2009 - The International Federation of Journalists and its regional group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), today condemned the decision of the Helsinki Court of Appeal in Finland against a photographer who took pictures of a protest demonstration during the Asia-Europe trade summit meeting in Helsinki on September 9, 2006.

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