The media coverage rights, personal rights, freedom of expression and freedom of the press are important foundations to democracy and, as far as concerns the last three fundamental rights, they are incorporated in Articles 1, 2 and 5 of the Basic Law.
Press Law and Communication Law/ Media Law
Media communication can be really effective, in its different sides. It can destroy the honor and the reputation of a person unjustly overnight: this can easily happen, if false statements are made, unlawful or manipulated photographs are released, if private sphere facts are made public. All these actions are considered illegal violation of the privacy and are punishable by law.
A counterstatement, compensation for personal suffering, compensation for damages, or repeal could be an effective means against this infringement. Negative media coverage, however, does not always have to be legally submitted. Even successful processes can have negative consequences for the public image of the subject.
We thoroughly examine the material and the legal circumstances and let you know tactical and planning elements of the decision-making process. In this way, we offer far more than mere legal consultation; we care about your success and your clean reputation. We support you in all types of proceedings, including the Federal Constitutional Court or the European Court of Human Rights.
We also advise and represent a number of medium-sized press companies in all matters regarding media and press law.