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Bad News | Thursday June 16

Twelve intimidations against journalists this week in Italy

Twelve. So many where in Italy within the week 10 – 16 June  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 126 threats in Italy with 210 journalists involved which names have been includes in the Table.

Defamation. Senate backtracks on increase of jail sentence
Deleted from the text any reference to art. 595 of the Criminal Code. What it would have produced. The alarm raised by Ossigeno and the combined pressures of the journalistic world have had an effect

Threats in Italy

Naples. Fanpage investigation on exchange vote. Journalist receives death threat
“I’m going to kill her. I’m going to rip her head off”, the founder of a non-profit organization that operates a food stand yelled at Gaia Bozza

Naples. Cameraman attacked on murder site
He is an operator of the SiComunicazione agency. ODG Campania and UGIV intervened. FNSI and SUGC have launched an initiative along with the threatened journalists

Florence. Journalist attacked at the end of history- football match
He was filming a fight between the two sides, when he was reached by two guys. On the incident Assostampa and Group of Reporters of Tuscany intervened

Taranto. Reporter and operator of tv show Piazza Pulita assaulted
Alessandra Buccini was documenting the escape from a refugee hotspot in Taranto of a group of minors

Bossetti trial. Death threats to Carmelo Abbate
The reporter is a commentator on the TV show Quarto Grado, who is following the trial for the murder of Yara Gambirasio. ODG Lombardia asks meeting with the prefect

Sicily. Tells of bow under Riina’s house. Insulted on facebook
Salvo Palazzolo of La Repubblica and the trade unionist Dino Paternostro were targeted by Tony Ciavarello, the son-in-law of the boss of Corleone

Mafia infiltration in Nicotera? Insulted journalist sues the mayor
Allusive phrases, but Enza dell’Acqua recognizes herself and accuses the commissioner who wrote on Facebook: “W La Vacca” (Go Cow). The mayor is thinking of a counter-complaint

Federica Angeli insulted at the end of the Fasciani and Triassi trial
She has been labeled “street corner vendor” following the verdict that brought down the aggravating circumstance of mafia association for the criminal prosecution

Rai warned by Maroni excludes journalist Marco Lillo
The president of the Lombardy Region Roberto Maroni has warned RAI and La7: if you host the journalist Marco Lillo, deputy chief editor of Il Fatto Quotidiano, for the promotion of his book “Il Potere dei Segreti” (The Power of Secrets), you’ll be sued for damages, Maroni hinted


Other News

Trapani. Journalist Giacalone acquitted, sued by boss wife
He was accused of defamation for having called Mariano Agate “a piece of shit.” Satisfaction in the world of journalism and politics


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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