Defamation. Libero condemned to compensate De Magistris
The Court of Milan ruled it on February, 13th. The mayor of Naples had sued Mr Filippo Facci and his newspaper for articles published in 2009 and 2010
The journalist Mr Filippo Facci and the editor of the newspaper Libero, Mr Maurizio Belpietro have been sentenced by the Court of Milan to the payment of damages for libel against the mayor of Naples and former magistrate Mr Luigi De Magistris, who gave the publicly on his Facebook profile.
As Mr De Magistris himself writes: “two articles written and published in 2009 and 2010 were the reason for the lawsuit, which has been filed and won. It is news that I welcome, especially because I believe in freedom of information and even criticism, which is different from defamation”.