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Thursday, October 19, 2006

French TV station wins libel suit over al-Durah tape

Richard Landes at The Augean Stables is reporting that Philippe Karsenty has been found liable for 'insulting' France 2 and its Jerusalem correspondent Charles Enderlin.

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin
I have heard from Paris that Philippe Karsenty was found liable for insulting Charles Enderlin and France2 to the sum of 3000 Euros to Enderlin and 5 symbolic Euros to France2. I do not have the judgment and only a vague account of the reasoning, which criticizes Philippe for not having done more research.

The implications of this reversal of Madame le Procureur’s clear recommendations, for what appears to be — we’ll have a translation and analysis of the judgment ASAP — a critique of Philippe that somehow absolves Enderlin of all of his journalistic failings, failings that came out abundantly in court, are deeply troubling.

If these trials are a test of the resilience of Republican culture in France in the face of a challenge to its very core values, then today’s decision is a great loss for the France most people who do love her, love.

More as soon as possible.
If this is true, it's a travesty of justice.

Previously at Israel Matzav:

The Al Durah Trials: Portrait of French Culture at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Al-Dura Trial Starts Today

French on Fauxtography: Everyone Does It

Al Dura: The Trial (Part Two)

Al Durah in the Arab/Muslim World: Reception and Consequences Part I

Muhamad Al Duras was not killed. (Video)


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