In any case, KURIER attorney Michael Borsky thinks that this judgment will have far-reaching consequences for image reporting on political issues. The Supreme Court also clearly points out that such reporting can lead to an abstract endangerment of the persons concerned. But more important is the role of the media as a “public watchdog” in a democratic society.
It could be affected by the fact that people who testify before committees of inquiry no longer have to be pixelated, i.e. made unrecognizable. In other disputes, too, such as naming the people involved in explosive cases, such as the processes relating to the protection of the constitution, will be easier.