China court punishes paper for AIDS report – Reuters

From Reuters, via the Scotsman:

A Chinese court on Monday ordered compensation and an apology for a girl orphaned by AIDS after a newspaper reported her story without permission, stirring a dispute over the boundary between media rights and .

Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court ordered the local Chinese-language China Times to pay the 19-year-old girl 20,000 yuan (1,400 pounds) and publish an apology for violating her privacy in a report published last December. [Full text]


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