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Bad News | Thursday April 21

Four intimidations against journalists this week in Italy

Four. So many where in Italy within the week 11- 17 April  2016 the victims of violations of freedom of expression through threats and abuses of Law and judicial proceeding which names Ossigeno added to the Public table of the names of victims that includs journalists, bloggers and operators intimidated.
Since January 1, 2016 Ossigeno has uncovered 76 threats in Italy with 132 journalists involved which names have been includes in the Table.

Why it doesn’t make sense to compare Italy to other European Countries
Are we sure that the situation in other European countries would be better than ours if they had their own local Ossigeno per l’Informazione?

Protect threatened journalists. How the Italian parliament takes its first steps
What changed with the votes of the Chamber of Deputies on the Report of the Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission and the proposal to discourage frivolous lawsuit

Press under attack: precarious balance between sport and information
Sports journalists “hand-slapped “by fans and club. A rise in episodes of intolerance in the world of football

European Ossigeno activities

In Germany more attention to threats against journalists
The meeting organized in Berlin by “Ossigeno” and “Mafia? Nein Danke!”. The topic will be discussed further in public lectures in Italy and other countries

In Madrid Ossigeno meets Plataforma and Association of European Journalists
Collaboration projects were examined for the monitoring of threats to journalists in Spain. The round table at the University Rey Juan Carlos

Threats in Italy

Striscia la Notizia. Max Laudadio receives death threat
“I’m coming to kill you all” a man involved in a 2013 report on alleged scams related to charity works shouted over the phone

Romics. Damaged some volumes of publisher Shockdom
The incident at the comics’ fair of Rome. A group of far-right militants contested the works by Fabbri and Antonucci, which lampoons on Mussolini

She follows the No Tav. Journalist convicted for violation of restricted area
Flavia Mosca Goretta of Radio Popolare in 2011 had followed a protest in the Susa Valley. On 7 April 2016, the Supreme Court has upheld the first instance judgment


Salerno. Unfounded charges: the journalists Piccenna and Grilli acquitted
Tried for seven articles on the investigation “Lucan Togas” published on the weekly Il Resto and not appreciated by the plaintiff, former Senator Emilio Nicola Buccico

Other News

Osce: decision to prosecute satirist in Germany worrying
The warning comes from media freedom representative Dunja Mijatović. Reiterating call to decriminalize defamation. The german comedian derided Erdogan

Degree award to Ossigeno per l’Informazione. Who was Mario Paolo Grego

The memory of the professor entrusted to the words of his wife, Cristina Cappello: “He never missed an opportunity to say that Society needs a free journalism”


Italy. March 2016. The most dangerous news by Ossigeno
The penalty of imprisonment for journalists still exists and is still applied. The Cipriani case. In February, 27 threats and acts of intimidation against 33 media workers occurred

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