Sant’antimo. Films gate broken in, receives death threat
The journalist Gaetano Pragliola of TeleclubItalia denounced two men. Forced to stop the filming. Solidarity from SUGC and the Mayor
On December 27, 2016, in Sant’Antimo (in the province of Naples), the journalist Gaetano Pragiola, collaborator of the broadcaster TeleclubItalia, was threatened with death by two men while filming with his cell phone to document the explosion of a paper bomb that ripped the gate and damaged the door of a poultry shop.
“The hole that you see on the ground I’ll make it in your head”: with these words, one of the two turned to Pragliola, who reported the incident to the Police of Giugliano (in the province of Naples). The two have snatched from his hands his membership card to the Order of Journalists, then demanded that he deleted some photos from his smartphone. The reporter then managed to retrieve them and published them in a report that TeleclubItalia aired on 27 December. (read)
“This is a difficult area and these episodes can happen. What’s needed is a change of mentality. I was positively surprised by the declarations of solidarity and encouragement to continue my work I received from citizens, local associations, and by the police – and in particular I thank Captain Antonio De Lise, commander of the Carabinieri Company of Giugliano in Campania – and from colleagues too.”
Solidarity to the reporter was expressed by the unitary Syndicate of Journalists of Campania and the Mayor of Sant’Antimo, Francesco Piemonte (Forza Italia Party).