Global Freedom of Expression


Faludy-Kovács v. Hungary

The European Court of Human Rights found that Hungarian courts did not violate the right to reputation of a well-known poet’s widow by dismissing her claim for reputational damage against a newspaper. In 2008, Hungary’s biggest newspaper published an article with the headline that accused the widow of trampling on the memory of her late husband. The European Court of Human Rights held that the Hungarian courts struck a fair balance between freedom of expression and the right to reputation.

An Initiative of Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence
and to advance understanding of the norms and institutions that best protect the free flow of information and expression.


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