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Baltic. For photographs of teens with shotguns, death threats to an italian photographer

“You’re a dead man,” they say on the phone to Tommaso Clavarino. Spokesperson of the ministry of Estonia defines him a useful idiot. Solidarity from Assostampa Subalpina “Russian Spy, you’re a dead man”: it is the message that on July 26, 2017 an Estonian user, at the moment yet unknown, recorded in the telephone answering

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Immigration. Andrea Palladino denigrated on facebook

Insults and threatening expressions from a leader of the right-wing association Generazione Identitaria for his articles on the weekly Famiglia Cristiana On 6 August 2017, on Facebook, the journalist Andrea Palladino was denigrated and subjected to offensive and threatening expressions by Gian Marco Concas, a former Navy officer who is the technical director of the

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Night intrusion in the offices of “Avvenire di Calabria”

Unknown persons entered the newsroom in Reggio Calabria, breaking in from the front door, but they did not take away anything. The incident was notified to the police In Reggio Calabria, during the night between 16 and 17 July, unknown persons broke into the newsroom offices of the weekly l’Avvenire di Calabria, published every Sunday

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Drago Hedl: the journalist's craft, between threats and humiliations

"In a way, my Osijek has shrunk, like a cheap shirt after the first wash". The great reporter on the recent attempt to bribe him, the main corruption and criminal cases he has been investigating, and his future as a writer

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Top Spanish lawyer offers pro bono defence to save journalist from extradition to Turkey

By Jane Whyatt There’s new development in the case of Turkish-Swedish journalist Hamza Yalçin. He is behind bars at Brians prison near Barcelona as the Spanish government is deciding on his future. The Turkish government demands his extradition on charges of “supporting terrorism“ and "insulting the president". Now the famous Spanish human rights lawyer, Baltasar Garzón, has offered to defend him pro bono, on behalf of FIBGAR, the human rights foundation he created. Yalçin will be represened by the law firm ILOCAD. Lawyer Baltasar Garzón (photo Víctor Santa María from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Baltasar Garzón, Estela de Carlotto y Rigoberta Menchú en la UMET (12),…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Serbia: disinformation as political strategy

Media lynching for those who do not toe the government line, judicial authorities that do not protect citizens, independent journalists accused of conspiracy. This is Vučić's Serbia

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Polish 'sex scandal' case leads to important court ruling

By Emil Weber A recent precedent of the The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) makes a distinction between journalists’ responsibility for defamation in claims made in published interviews and claims made in full journalism stories. The offices of "Gazeta Wyborcza" in Wroclaw (photo: Jane Whyatt/ECPMF) The court judgement concerning journalist Marcin Kącki’s interview in the context of a “sex-scandal” in Poland establishes stricter criteria for restricting freedom of speech in the cases of interviews in democratic societies. Mr. Kącki published the interview with a political party activist in the daily 'Gazeta Wyborcza', in December 2006. At the time the party was represented…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Polish 'sex scandal' case leads to important court ruling

By Emil Weber A recent precedent of the The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) makes a distinction between journalists’ responsibility for defamation in claims made in published interviews and claims made in full journalism stories. The offices of "Gazeta Wyborcza" in Wroclaw (photo: Jane Whyatt/ECPMF) The court judgement concerning journalist Marcin Kącki’s interview in the context of a “sex-scandal” in Poland establishes stricter criteria for restricting freedom of speech in the cases of interviews in democratic societies. Mr. Kącki published the interview with a political party activist in the daily 'Gazeta Wyborcza', in December 2006. At the time the party was represented…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Court backs prosecutor over interview alleging corruption

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg By Emil Weber A European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment has backed a former prosecutor on his comments made in the press alleging corruption in the court system, based on the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. He had been convicted and fined in his native Bulgaria, but now the government must pay him back the 7,565 euros, with costs. Slavcho Krastev Karzhev, a former district head prosecutor in Sofia, was interviewed by the daily "Trud" in 2006 about a commission investigating his…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Court backs prosecutor over interview alleging corruption

By Emil Weber A European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment has backed a former prosecutor on his comments made in the press alleging corruption in the court system, based on the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. He had been convicted and fined in his native Bulgaria, but now the government must pay him back the 7,565 euros, with costs. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg By Emil Weber A European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment has backed a former prosecutor on his comments made in the press alleging corruption in the…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)