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Bad News | Thursday May 26

Defamation. Senate proposes even more jail for italian journalists
A new draft bill is ready to be approved. Who offends the reputation of a politician or a judge may be sentenced to nine years of prison

Twelve intimidations against journalists this week in Italy

Twelve. So many where in Italy within the week 20 – 26 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 105 threats in Italy with 183journalists involved which names have been includes in the Table.

Legal one-stop-shop. Waiting for the judgment of the “Voce delle Voci”
Two journalists, assisted by Ossigeno-MLDI, are accused of defamation for facts that haven’t been denied. Former prosecutor of Grosseto asks 430 thousand euro

Alarm from order of journalists: too many threats
On May 19, the National Council has asked the institutions to monitor and punish those responsible. Cited the latest cases in Calabria and Campania

Threats in Italy

Lombardy. Damaged car of the founder of Altomilanese
Ersilio Mattioni has received three acts of intimidation within three months. The latest dates back to the night of 15 and 16 May. The journalist already threatened in 2012

Burps report card to goalkeeper. Threatened sports reporter
Gian Paolo Maini had given low scores on the players’ performance. The Police intervened. Solidarity from ODG Emilia Romagna

Defamation  and Lawsuit and legal action

Anonymous allegations on important facts. Sarzanini (Corriere della Sera) aquitted
Along with the former chief editor De Bortoli in 2012, she was accused of defamation by former police chief Nicola Izzo for an article about allegations of criminal activities within the Interior Ministry

Camorra infiltrations. Mayor Pomigliano (Naples) files lawsuit against reporter
This was said during a session of the City Council. On Il Mattino, Pino Neri had written that the institution is under review for possible Camorra infiltrations

Facebook. Reporter Danilo Lupo sued because he criticized Lecce town council
Here you can do anything if you can find an agreement, he wrote. The mayor and councilors have instructed a lawyer to proceed against him. One thousand signatures of solidarity on

Latina. Judge sends complaint to the archives but Ato4 insists an appeal until the supreme court
The Supreme Court confirmed the inadmissibility of the complaint lodged by the public company

Web. Journalist writes about health, the mayor announces lawsuit
Francesco Mandolini had criticized the inefficiencies related to the Emergency Room of Chiaravalle. The town council of Monte San Vito believed to have been defamed

Nettuno. Reporter produced political analysis. Candidate sends notice
The politician apologized to Roberta Sciamanna, so as to avoid a legal action. The journalist published an article on Inliberauscita ahead of the vote on 5 June

Reporter tells of robbery. Incriminated for violation of privacy
The victim of the theft had claimed damages after the publishing of an article in which his details were given. The Judge rejects the plea

Lawsuit filed against web site “L’Impronta”
To challenge the articles by the journalist Luisa Stifani was Soget, tax collection company. For the magistrate of L’Aquila, right to report was respected


Italy. April 2016. The most dangerous news by Ossigeno
This monthly review of acts of intimidation in Italy is produced by Ossigeno per l’Informazione for the European Center for Press and Media Freedom of Leipzig (ECPMF), with the support of the European Union

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