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Mediapart has been banned from publishing an investigation into the mayor of Saint-Etienne by the courts

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gagged mediapart? On Monday, November 21, investigative media announced that Justice had banned him from publishing new information about the mayor of Saint-Etienne, Gael Perdriau, after he previously exposed alleged extortion of an intimate video. “Unprecedented censorship”.

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This order of the Paris court was issued urgently on Friday, November 18, at the request of Gaël Perdriau, according to Mediapart. “An unprecedented decision in the memory of a lawyer and journalist”Mediapart’s publishing director, Edwi Plenel, told AFP. According to him, it stems from a ‘A very exceptional measure’ who did not “Unprecedented in journalism”.

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“Mediapart was not informed of this action and the order was taken by the judge without our newspaper being able to defend its work and its rights”condemns Edwi Plenell in a post published Monday by Mediapart.

“she commands us” Don’t post “The new revelations about the political practices of the mayor of Saint-Etienne, based in particular on the same recordings that allowed us to uncover a sextortion scandal in which his first deputy from the centre, Gilles Artigis, was the victim”Edwie Plenel continues.

According to the text of the order, Mediapart will have to pay “10,000 euros per published excerpt”.

All possible treatments

According to Mediapart, Gaël Perdriau protested ‘Invasion of privacy’ To demand justice for not publishing this article. The journalist who conducted the investigation had previously asked him about his position on the matter “new realities” What should the article be about?

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According to Edwie Plenell, these facts “Questioning the practices of the mayor of Saint-Etienne, in particular the use of rumors as a political tool”. “This time, their victim is a prominent figure on the right, Laurent Wakis, head of the LR of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region”he adds.

After being excluded from the Republicans, the mayor of Saint-Etienne Gael Perdrieu filed a complaint against the party and Eric Ciotti

“Our lawyers are implementing all possible legal remedies to quickly end this oversight.”Mediapart’s publishing director confirms, through a procedure parallel to another court decision taken by the Commercial Court of Nanterre at the beginning of October.

He was sued by the Altice group for publishing articles based on documents stolen by hackers, and the information site Reflets was banned from publishing others. The appeal hearing will take place on Wednesday in Versailles.

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