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Bad News | Thursday July 14

Five intimidations against journalists this week in Italy

Five. So many where in Italy within the week 8 – 14 July  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 142 threats in Italy with 240 journalists involved which names have been includes in the Table.

Costa Bill for ever
The two magic words that keep international protests silent for threats and intimidation to Italian journalists and their prison sentences

Vatileaks 2. A happy ending and many problems after 8 months of distress
What does the trial against Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi teach. How many trials like this take place in Europe far from the spotlight? How to avoid them?

Also read: Turning point in the Vatileaks 2 trial. Journalists acquitted, “crows” punished

Why is the trial for threats against Paolo Borrometi important
As it rarely happens, the alleged perpetrator has been identified and is now on trial. The first time for the FNSI to be amongst the suing parties

Threats in Italy

Punches and insults against the political reporter of the Gazzetta di Parma
Pierluigi Dallapina was cycling when he was joined by a sympathizer of the Democratic Party. Solidarity from his colleagues and by the provincial party secretary

Vibo Valentia. Klaus Davi attacked by fugitive’s relatives
The journalist was interviewing the mother of a collaborator of justice, for the TV show Gli Intoccabili (The Untouchables) on LaC when he was punched

Defamation and Lawsuit and legal action

Football bets. 7 reporters to trial for defamation
Involved local and national newspapers. The journalists were sued by former sports director of Atalanta Calcio for articles on the investigation “Last Bet”

Indicates trail for arson attacked. Accused of revealing investigative secrecy
It happened in Formia to the journalist Francesco Furlan of the blog H24Notizie. He wrote that the person responsible would be a financial police officer who works in the area

He writes that Salvini is a “loafer”: for the judge it is not defamation
In Cosenza the lawsuit that the leader of the Northern League had lodged against Annarosa Macrì, a journalist of the Quotidiano del Sud, was sent to the archives

Cosentino quotes Saviano and the judge orders him to pay the costs
The Civil Court of Rome rejected the request made in 2012 by the former undersecretary who had asked for 500,000 euro in damages for an article

Other News

CEDU confirms prison sentence for listening to police radio
The Strasbourg Court has recognized as founded the sentence imposed by the Supreme Court to three reporters from Merateonline. Attilio Bolzoni: a new obstacle to news reporting

Cosenza: prosecutor calls for 4 years jail for Calabria Ora publisher
Pietro Citrigno is accused of domestic violence against the suicidal journalist Alessandro Bozzo. Prosecutor denies extortion against 5 other reporters


Italy. Ossigeno’s most dangerous news. June 2016
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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