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Bad News | Monday February 27

The defamation bill towards a dead end in Senate
There is a political standoff between gravediggers and those who are try to find a fix by putting a stop to spurious lawsuits

Call on the Osce to appoint soon a new Media’s Representative
Dunja Mijatovic will leave next March 10, after after serving a one year extension of her two three-year terms. And yet no announcement of her successor

4 intimidations against journalists this week in Italy
This week, Ossigeno has verified and made know 4 cases of intimidation against journalists and information operators which names have been includes in the Table.

Threats in Italy

Campania. Mayor “tries” two articles and announces lawsuit
In the city council in S. Giuseppe Vesuviano (Naples): “It’s a public pillory” the journalist Francesco Servino protests. For Ossigeno, it is an act of intimidation



2016 annus horribilis. Beaten the record of number of journalists killed
But 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

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

OBC / Bulgaria, where the local press “can be bought for cheap”
Local administrations spent large sums to “finance” the media, thus influencing their editorial line – a concerning situation, especially outside Sofia

OBC / Croatia. The steps forward praised by the OSCE
Why the person responsible for the threats to the journalist Ema Branica was sentenced and why the person suspected of threats against the president of the journalists association was sent for trial

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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