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
Attacks on press freedom, threats to journalists and misuse of law to limit the right to information are manifest in Italy and Spain through common characteristics. Ossigeno per l’Informazione has teamed up with some Spanish institutions to study these similarities.
On Thursday, April 14th, 2016, in Madrid, the Director of Ossigeno per l’Informazione, Alberto Spampinato, has discussed with leaders of the Associaciòn de Periodistas Europeos chaired by Miguel Angel Aguilar; Yolanda Quintana of the Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Informacion chaired by Virginia Pérez Alonso; the Departamento Ciencia de la Comunicaciòn y Despacho of the University Rey Juan Carlos. The goal of the Italo-Spanish cooperation is the observation of the threats and abuses against journalists and bloggers in order to make them known in detail.
Miguel Angel Aguilar and Yolanda Quintana showed readiness to adopt the classification of threats used by Ossigeno in order to produce consistent and comparable data. During the Information Day at the University Rey Juan Carlos, along with Aguilar and Quintana, there were professor Mario De Castro, Alberto Spampinato, Federica Delogu and professor Juan Barata. Speaking of her work as adviser to the Representative on Freedom of the Media for the OSCE, Barata said that the threat monitoring set up by Ossigeno has allowed the OSCE to recall the Italian Government on numerous occasions with respect to international law.