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Bad News | Thursday January 26

2016 annus horribilis. Beaten the record of number of journalists killed
How many victims have there been? The budgets revealed by the various international organizations vary inexplicably from 101 to 48, and this quells the alarm

OSCE warns of increasing attempts to regulate press
Across the globe the impulse to restrain media freedom stems from a variety of real and perceived “threats”

Hoaxes and post-truth. And if we were to discuss them in a conference?
Journalists, politicians, editors and those in government have a duty to formulate and compare concrete proposals for evaluating the responsibility and the correct practices of the media

Ossigeno. 412 journalists threatened in italy in 2016
This is the end-of-year balance of the Observatory. Although in order to understand the full dimension of the phenomenon, this number needs to be multiplied by 20 to be closer to reality

16 intimidations against journalists this week in Italy
This week, Ossigeno has verified and made know 16 cases of intimidation against journalists and information operators which names have been includes in the Table.

Threats in Italy

Palermo. The reporter Elvira Terranova insulted on twitter
After sharing on social networks an article of hers, published on Adnkronos, the journalist was attacked by an account named Geronimo. Charges have been pressed

Quarrata (Prato province). Acquitted after three years blogger sued for 120 articles
Edoardo Bianchini has performed his job correctly. He had been charged with 120 articles published on the blog Quarrata/news

Other News

Aemilia trial. Accused do not want journalists in court room
They accuse the media of “media lynching”. After the protests of Order, Democratic Party and M5S, the judges rejected the request

The gag to information. Dossier by Ossigeno

Ossigeno per l’Informazione has published this dossier on the occasion of the initiatives that it promoted, together with the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) of Leipzig, within the pilot project that goes by the same name and supported by the European Commission, to celebrate in Rome from October 24 to 26, 2016, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, an annual event convened by the United Nations.

Free download the Dossier SHUT UP OR I’LL SUE YOU!

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