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Bad News | Monday May 29

Italy. Jail for libel. Alert on Carchidi case on the Platform of Council of Europe

Alarm of Level 2. Categorized from AEJ as act having chilling effects on media freedom coming from the State

On May 19, 2017, at the suggestion of Ossigeno per l’Informazione, the very serious case of the Italian journalist Gabriele Carchidi, 52, was inserted as an alert of Level 2 on the “Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists” hosted by the Council of Europe.

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Libel. Ossigeno training course for journalists in Siena and Livorno

On Tuesday, 6 June in Siena and on Wednesday, June 7, in Livorno, from 9 am to 1 pm, there will be a professional updating course for journalists on the subject of “Correction and defamation. A Positive Practice to Obtain Rights and Duties “, promoted by Ossigeno for Information and the Order of Journalists of Tuscany

Bill on Libel

Reckless lawsuits. Senator Filippin, imperative to stop them and there is an agreement

Instead, on the abolition of prison and the correction without comment longer times are needed, as the rapporteur on the defamation bill explains

“The goal is clear. Faced with the instrumental use of justice, for intimidating, journalists need a legislative solution. This urgent question needs a quick response from the legislator”, Senator Rosanna Filippin (Pd), rapporteur at the Justice Commission on the Bill on Libel, told Ossigeno per l’Informazione to explain why she has asked for and obtained the exclusion of the rules proposed to effectively counteract the frequent appeal to lawsuits and civil cases promoted in a spurious way to intimidate journalists, forcing them to defend themselves from unfounded allegations and claims for compensation that mete unjustified harm on their lives and the budgets of publishing companies.

Italy. 8 threats between 19th and 25th May, 2017

This week, Ossigeno has verified and made know cases of intimidation against journalists and information operators targeted because of their work: Matteo Bernardini; Marco Di Fabio, Leonardo Parata; Antonio Sbraga; Francesca Musacchio + Photojournalist; Davide Speranza; Antonio Loconte.

Six journalists attacked between Campania, Lazio and Sicily

In Aversa (Caserta province), three journalists were beaten in the square. In Monreale (Palermo province), Gaetano Ferraro was also given a beating. In Rome, it happened to TV show Matrix crew

Insults on Facebook: two cases in Naples and Trieste

The journalist Claudia Cernigoi had published a photo, but Fabio Postiglione had relaunched the video of a religious procession

The Antiracket Federation announces lawsuit against Bolzoni

For criticism on the seven million euro in 2007/2013 by the PON – National Operational Security Plan. Ossigeno: it is legitimate to rectify, not so to intimidate

Viareggio. Offensive murals against reporter

Sexist insults were addressed to Letizia Tassinari. Two days before the news outlet for which she works had made known the identities of two hooligans involved in a fight

“They won’t shut me up”, Franco Abruzzo says following a hacker attack

His website has suffered 14 attacks in three days, was isolated and indicated as dangerous, his newsletter was censored

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