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Finnish journalist’s arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction for disobeying a police order during a demonstration does not violate Article 10

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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In the case of Pentikäinen v. Finland the European Court found that a Finnish press photographer’s conviction for disobeying the police while covering a demonstration did not breach his freedom of expression. Both the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International Press Institute (IPI) have criticised the interference with the journalist’s rights and the IPI has expressed its disappointment with the judgment by the European Court for not sufficiently respecting the rights of journalists and the media to cover what is happening during public demonstrations, especially when they end up with a clash between the demonstrators and the police. The Court is not unanimous in its judgment: in a robust dissenting opinion, two judges argue that the measures against the journalist unnecessarily interfered with the right of newsgathering, protected under Article 10 ECHR.
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newsgathering, no violation Art. 10, Journalist, demonstration, interference, police intervention, HRC

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “Finnish Journalist’s Arrest, Detention, Prosecution and Conviction for Disobeying a Police Order during a Demonstration Does Not Violate Article 10.” Strasbourg Observers Blog, Blog, Human Rights Center Ghent University, 2014.
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Voorhoof, D. (2014). Finnish journalist’s arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction for disobeying a police order during a demonstration does not violate Article 10. Strasbourg Observers Blog. Ghent, Belgium: Human Rights Center Ghent University.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2014. “Finnish Journalist’s Arrest, Detention, Prosecution and Conviction for Disobeying a Police Order during a Demonstration Does Not Violate Article 10.” Strasbourg Observers Blog. Ghent, Belgium: Human Rights Center Ghent University.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2014. “Finnish Journalist’s Arrest, Detention, Prosecution and Conviction for Disobeying a Police Order during a Demonstration Does Not Violate Article 10.” Strasbourg Observers Blog. Ghent, Belgium: Human Rights Center Ghent University.
Vancouver
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Voorhoof D. Finnish journalist’s arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction for disobeying a police order during a demonstration does not violate Article 10. Blog. Strasbourg Observers Blog. Ghent, Belgium: Human Rights Center Ghent University; 2014.
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D. Voorhoof, “Finnish journalist’s arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction for disobeying a police order during a demonstration does not violate Article 10,” Strasbourg Observers Blog. Human Rights Center Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 2014.
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