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Maudet is fighting in court against Tamedia

Pierre Maudet requires Tamedia a counter-statement to an end in November 2018, a report published in the "Tages-Anzeiger". Meanwhile, the Geneva state Council has turned to the judiciary of his native Canton.

The article in question, entitled "Maudets critic must be silent" was an ill-written journalist in the Western Swiss radio RTS, which had researched about Maudet. According to the article, Maudet had "trouble with the critical curiosity," the journalist and intervened when editor-in-chief of RTS .

After the publication of the report called for the FDP-politician in the "Tages-Anzeiger", a counter-statement. The newspaper, refused, on the grounds that the advocate-General proposed a Form for the sheet is not suitable. Because there was no agreement, focuses on the civil justice of the Canton of Geneva with the case.

opposing views

According to Kevin, the lawyer of the journalist of the newspaper, not the controversial article in the first place to Maudet, but, very generally, the pressure, the journalists in their work are exposed to Guillet. In his view, there is no reason that the Geneva Council of state should personally feel affected.

Maudets point of view, the things present themselves quite differently. According to the assessment of his lawyer, Laurent Fischer, in the article presented facts to back his client in an unfavourable light. He accuses Tamedia "dirty ill-will". "Pierre Maudet would like to be treated like any other Person," added the lawyer.

The "Tages-Anzeiger" refuses, "Pierre Maudet to provide a platform, so that it can pay its bills with the French-speaking press". The Council of state have asked for, he could be writing his reply in French, said Guillet. Because of the readership of the "Zürcher Zeitung", he would have had to formulate, but in the German language.

compromises rejected

The "Tages-Anzeiger" was ready to publish an Interview with Pierre Maudet, or a place in the readers ' letters. The Council of state also received the opportunity to clarify the contested article, but to comment only if he had also given the RTS journalists the opportunity.

Now, the Geneva court of first instance. A judgment is expected in the next few weeks. (fal/sda)

Created: 02.04.2019, 17:11 PM

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