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Bad News | Tuesday September 8

Top News of the Week from Ossigeno per l’Informazione

KLAUS DAVI: “Calabria? A goldmine! But I’m alone in exploring it”
Dossier by Raffaella Della Morte, Matteo Finco e Alberto Spampinato

The exclusive interview with Klaus Davi
“The state has failed” and “the public service does not do enough”
Watch the video interview
Boss sons write to me: “I am also a homosexual”
Insults and aggressions. Four cases referred by Ossigeno

Agcom. Report 2017. Under scrutiny pluralism and fake news
The annual report gives reassurances on the Itedi-L’Espresso merger, confirms the newspaper’s sales crisis, and launches a wide-ranging reflection. Sky is the first TV operator

Review of news from partners and international sources
What happens in Europe and beyond about freedom of expression, right to be informed, safety of journalists

ECPMF17 | Defending Journalists under Threat
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom’s conference Defending Journalists under Threat takes place on 5th October 2017 at Leipzig School of Media in Germany. The goal: explore practical solutions for tackling the many threats that media workers face today. Media workers under threat, high-profile experts, politicians and representatives of support networks will discuss various legal, practical and political approaches to improve the current situation. keynote speaker: the OSCE’s new Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir – Read more

Two writers arrested in Spain – on behalf of Turkey
While the critical writer Dogan Akhanlı is on conditional release – he cannot leave the country – journalist Hamza Yalçin is still in detention. ECPMF partner PDLI is working hard to support both of them – Read more

Bulgaria: outrage as journalist loses job after revealing secret arms trade to Syria
Investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is not at work today. She’s posting her investigation into illegal Bulgarian arms smuggling on Facebook and YouTube instead of in the pages of “Trud”, the newspaper that used to employ her – Read more


Geneva consultation on the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity: the Document and the Report – Read more
The outcome Document
The Report


From IPI
IPI launches secure, anonymous contact platform
The International Press Institute (IPI) launched on July 19th a new secure contact form based on open-source GlobaLeaks whistleblowing technology that will allow journalists and others to contact the organisation securely and anonymously – Read more

2017 International Civic Forum (Sept 11-12)
The International Press Institute (IPI)co-host the 2017 International Civic Forum, organised by the International Civil Society Centre. The Forum is an annual meeting point for representatives from media, business, government, philanthropic institutions and civil society organisations to discuss and make strategic decisions on how to achieve a stronger democratic society. Additional co-hosts this year are CIVICUS, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society – Read more

Tackling online abuse in newsrooms: towards a common framework
For the last three years, IPI has examined the psychological toll that extreme cases of online hatred take on journalists, and analysed the identity and behaviour of aggressors – Read more

171 journalists imprisoned in Turkey – Read more


From Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa
Drago Hedl: il mestiere del giornalista, tra minacce e umiliazioni – Read more


From Index for Censorhip
Yemen: “Nobody is listening to us”
Laura Silvia Battaglia interviews Yemeni journalist Abdulaziz Muhammad al-Sabri on the dangers of reporting in his country – Read more


From Article19
New report examines the links between the right to information and fighting poverty
ARTICLE 19 and the Campaign for Freedom of Information have launched on July 19th a new report “Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals”, which examines the links between the right to information and fighting poverty. – Read more | Read the report


From CEI
CEI at Western Balkans Summit in Trieste
In the framework of the Western Balkans Process, Italy hosted the Heads of Government, the Foreign Ministers and the Ministers of Economy. The CEI  was actively involved in the organisation of the Civil Society Forum, which gathered representatives of over 50 organisations of the Western Balkans and the EU – Read more


German parliament endorses the creation of a Special Representative on Media Safety at the UN
As the first country to do so, Germany has officially endorsed the initiative of Reporters Without Borders and other press freedom organisations to create a Special Representative on the Safety of Journalists. On 23 June 2017, German lawmakers called on their government “support a UN initiative on the safety of journalists and against impunity, and to promote the establishment of Special Representative to oversee compliance by UN members states with their international legal obligations to provide security for journalists” – Read more


From Facebook
Facebook launches Journalist Safety Initiative
As one of the largest networks where news is both collected and shared extensively, Facebook has become an integral part of journalism today. The social media company launched on 23 June its Safety for Journalists project, which provides concrete information, courses and recommendations on navigating the platform in a safe manner for media professionals. For this project, Facebook has partnered with five press freedom organisations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists and the European Journalism Centre – Read more


From Mapping Media Freedom
Report: Arrest of media professionals quadruples
“During the first quarter of 2017, the MMF database registered several trends that we find to be acute challenges to media freedom. Some European governments have clearly interfered with media pluralism. Others have harassed, detained and intimidated journalists. All of these actions debase and devalue the work of the press and undermine a basic foundation of democracy”, Hannah Machlin, project manager at Mapping Media Freedom, said – Read more


#MPM2016: No country free of risk on media pluralism, shows report
The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) released the report which shows alarming trends, in particular when it comes to journalistic profession including working conditions, safety, protection of sources, access and the role of unions and associations in protecting journalists. The report especially emphasized that no country is free from risks when it comes to media pluralism – Read more

Investigative journalist physically attacked in Kosovo – Read more

Ukraine: Journalists’ union attacked by pro-government MP – Read more

Russia: investigative journalist convicted for website administration – Read more

BiH: journalist Dragan Bursać receives death threats – Read more

Ossigeno activities
Ossigeno grant for dissertations and thesis on Press freedom
Students from every university in the European Union can participate to the “Ossigeno – Mario Paolo Grego Prize”

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