Argentina: Ruling in the case of journalist Diego Masci highlights that public interest comes first

  • Source: FOPEA
  • November 8, 2023

"The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA, by its Spanish acronym) welcomes the ruling of the San Luis court in favor of journalist Diego Masci, who had been prosecuted and convicted for having disseminated a video of a former provincial education minister.

The journalistic director of zbol.com.ar had been convicted for the alleged commission of the criminal offense of violation of privacy, having published an electronic communication of Natalia Spinuzza, former local Minister of Education, which had gone viral in social networks and that the same official acknowledged having recorded and sent to people she trusted.

Last year, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation had summoned the Superior Court of Justice of San Luis to review and issue a new sentence, something that finally happened last Nov. 1."

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