Friday, September 11, 2009

papeete publisher blasts back after 1000 euro fine

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Tahiti Pacifique publisher Alex du Prel was fined 1,000 euros for defaming the public prosecutor of Pape'ete.                                   Tahiti Presse photo

NEWS

Freedom of speech advocates including Reporters Sans Frontiers were dismayed at the decision of a Paris court to fine one of the region's few independent media.
Tahiti Pacifique publisher Alex du Prel had previously defended dozens of claims against him over an 18 year publishing career, but had to employ expensive legal help when the prosecutor applied successfully for the case to be heard 17,000 or so kilometres away in Paris.
He's taking it sitting up. His latest issue offers more exposes of the hidden Flosse years, with spies and surveillance.

tahiti publisher blasts back at flosse

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