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Brussels. Delivered the four panels of memory by Ossigeno

At the European Commission, at the Institute of Culture, at the Press Club, and at the Secretary General of the European Federation of Journalists

OSSIGENO, Brussels, October 27, 2016 – The wall panel produced by Ossigeno in memory of the 28 Italian journalists killed, showing their faces and their names under the slogan “They were looking for the truth. 28 names, only one story”, will be on public display in the premises of the Brussels Europe Press Club, the Italian Institute of Culture, the European Federation of Journalists, the General Directorate for the Media of the European Commission (DG CONNECT – Directorate General for Communications Networks , Content and Technology).

Alberto Spampinato, director of Ossigeno, delivered the panels to the president of the Press Club, Maroun Labaki, to the director of the Italian Institute of Culture, Paolo Luigi Grossi, the Secretary-General of the EFJ, Ricardo Gutierrez, and Gabriele Bertolli of DG Connect. The brief ceremony was held at the Press Club in Brussels within the celebration of the International Day for an end to the crimes against journalists, organized jointly by the AEJ, Ossigeno per l’Informazione and Press Club Brussels Europe.

There were present, among others, Adeline Hulin for UNESCO, William Horsley for the European Association of Journalists AEJ, Jean-Paul Marthoz of the CPJ.

Today, the journalist Maria Laura Franciosi recalled, moderator of the debate, is the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the journalist Giovanni Spampinato, brother of Alberto, who was killed in Ragusa in 1972. On his invitation, those present observed a minute of silence in memory of all journalists killed because of their work. Giuseppe Fava, another Sicilian journalist killed by the Mafia in 1984, was remembered by Sarah Vantorre, who in recent days, at the University of Antwerp, obtained a doctorate in Italian literature with a dissertation on Giuseppe Fava.


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