From the cases before European Court of Human rights concerning the Czech republic:

Růžový panter, o.s. v. the Czech Republic (application no. 20240/08)
The applicant is an association domiciled in Prague, the aim of which is to fight corruption in public administration. On 4 October 2004, it published a press release on its website relating to light heating oils (referred to as LTO), a case concerning massive tax evasion which had received widespread media attention. The press release was in the form of a summons addressed to an MP and Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies, who subsequently became Interior Minister and who was invited to clarify his relationship with certain people. Relying in particular on Article 10 (freedom of expression), the association complained that the damages it had been ordered to pay for having published a press release containing allegedly defamatory remarks constituted a violation of its right to freedom of expression. 

No violation of Article 10

The judgments is available only in French.



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