Estonian court: granting media access to Alaver's court case materials must be reassessed

  • 2020-07-30
  • BNS /TBT staff
The Tallinn Administrative Court acceded to complaints by Estonian public broadcaster ERR and media company AS Ekspress Meedia regarding a decision by the Harju County Court not to grant ERR and Ekspress Meedia access to the criminal case file relating to cross-country ski coach Mati Alaver who was convicted of a doping offense in November 2019. The administrative court said in its judgement that the Harju County Court's decision to fully deny journalists access to the case file had been erroneous and that according to the Supreme Court's assessment, the Code of C...
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