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Bad News | Thursday May 12

Fourteen intimidations against journalists this week in Italy

Fourteen. So many where in Italy within the week 5 – 12 May  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 93 threats in Italy with 167 journalists involved which names have been includes in the Table.

Two Europe’s new moves to protect press freedom
Alarmed appeals to nation states by the Commissioner for Human Rights and Ministers of f the Council of Europe


Threats in Italy

Lecce. Fans prevent commnentary of a soccer match
The TeleSveva journalist Mario Borraccino was also insulted during the match Casarano – Barletta. Solidarity from Ussi and Assostampa Puglia

Naples. Commemoration of death date of Mussolini. Five reporters attacked
Extreme right Militants have insulted them and shoved them at the end of the mass service. Involved FanPage, Alanews,, CNOwebtv and Vista

The newspaper closed, the publisher dissolved, the complaints advance
10 years after the case, Gianni Montesano, former chief editor of La Rinascita, already acquitted, faces two trials call for “omitted due diligence”


Catanzaro. Appeal court condemns journalist Pietro Comito
Acquittal sentence in the first degree appealed by the Attorney General. Alleged failure to rectify an article never published. Announced an appeal to the Supreme Court

Journalist and chief editor of Oggi acquitted
For Giangavino Sulas and Umberto Brindani the public prosecutor had asked a prison sentence. The lawsuit for a 2010 article on the investigation on the “Monster” of Florence



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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