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BAD NEWS | Friday November 17

The Ossigeno’s review. Last news about attacks and violations of freedom of the press in Italy and other countries and about initiatives to tackle the issue

Italy. The most dangerous news from Ossigeno. October 2017
This monthly review of acts of intimidation in Italy is produced by Ossigeno per l’Informazione for the European Center for Freedom of Information and Press in Leipzig (ECPMF) with the support of the European Union

Top News
Journalists. Minniti do the first step to monitor attacks
The Coordination Centre is a measure that has long been invoked by Ossigeno. Therefore the Observatory thanks FNSI, OdG and the Minister of the Interior

Attacks to press freedom in Italy
Campania. Threat phone calls to collaborator of tv show Striscia la Notizia
A man called in the night the mobile phone number of journalist Vincenzo Rubano, who produces reports with Vittorio Brumotti for the satirical news program. Pressed charges

Calabria. Car damaged while filming report on popular housing
It happened in Rossano (in the province of Cosenza) to journalist Antonia Russo (Informazione&Comunicazione). Unknown persons have smashed the car of the operator accompanying the journalist against her car

Basilicata. Guardian to reporter: “You can not shoot. Eni does not want to”
Maurizio Bolognetti (Radio Radicale) was gathering some footage from his car and on a public road. He wanted to monitor an oil leak

Lawsuits and Trials
Defamation. After 8 years reporters and chief editor of Panorama not guilty
Andrea Marcenaro, Riccardo Arena and Giorgio Mulé were sentenced in the first-degree to custodial sentences following charges from former Prosecutor of Palermo Mr Messineo

Rome. Released from all charges 5 journalists sued by Tar judge of Lazio
Declared the “insufficiency to proceed” for the trials against the reporters of Il Tempo, Il Fatto Quotidiano and Report. In the same proceedings, also involved Salvatore Buzzi

Capaci massacre. Immediately postponed trial against Stefania Limiti
The reporter refuses to break professional secrecy on a source in her book that supports the theory of a “double level” in the attack

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

From Ecpmf
Death threats against exiled Ukrainian reporter
Top court rules on journalists’ sources

From Ipi
Greek film critic waits 13 years to win insult case

From Article19
Acting on UN HRC Resolution 33-2 on the Safety of Journalists: Prevent, Protect, Prosecute
A guide to breaks down HRC Resolution 33/2, clearly identifying the diverse threats journalists face, including gender-based threats, and the concrete actions States have committed to take to prevent, protect against, and prosecute attacks against journalists – Download

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