Augustin Scalbert

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: France

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

After five years of tension between the media and Élysée Palace under Nicolas Sarkozy, a new Socialist government sought to cool down the atmosphere. President François Hollande promised to review his predecessor’s policies on public broadcasting and to give up...

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The long shadow of Spanish politics over public media

August 20, 2012 1:00 PM ET

A recent wave of personnel changes at Spanish state-owned broadcaster Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) has raised concerns about political and ideological influence, with many fearing that journalists closer to the current conservative government are being promoted at the expense of...

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Victory for press freedom in Sarkozy video case

July 6, 2012 10:56 AM ET

"Champagne." Augustin Scalbert's tweet on Monday could not have better expressed the joy and relief at Rue89, a leading French news website. After four years of legal procedures, a Paris judge had just announced he was dropping all charges...

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: France

February 21, 2012 12:02 AM ET

France’s press freedom record continued a downward slide, in large part because authorities attempted to violate the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and interfere with editorial decisions. Most of the recent cases stemmed from the “Bettencourt affair,” the alleged illegal...

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French news site must prove Uzbekistan is a dictatorship

May 16, 2011 6:10 PM ET

When Lola Karimova, the Uzbek president's youngest daughter, decided to sue the French online newspaper Rue89 in August for libel, she wanted to restore the reputation of her country. Or did she? Her case against one of the most...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Europe and Central Asia Developments

February 15, 2011 12:01 AM ET

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French journalist indicted for 'stealing' Sarkozy video

June 18, 2010 5:10 PM ET

French journalists are flabbergasted. One of their colleagues, Augustin Scalbert, a journalist with Rue89, a leading news Web site, has just been indicted by a Paris prosecutor under the charges of “stealing and keeping” a video belonging to the public...

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