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Lawyer proves “l’Espresso” wrong and files lawsuit for damages

Giuseppe Luppino is quoted in an article by Giovanni Tizian which speaks of the Piromalli clan as the empire of evil. The weekly confirms it In a letter to the Editor-in-Chief of the L’Espresso Tommaso Cerno, published on July 4, 2017 on the website of the weekly (read), the lawyer Italo Reale, attorney of Giuseppe

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Enna. Reporters are too fast. Criminal lawyers protest

The Criminal Chamber threatens measures by talking about information published in the newspapers before it being reported to the suspects. That’s not so, is the reply In Enna there is an open clash between the Criminal Chamber, an association representative of criminal attorneys, and local journalists and their category representatives for the timing with which

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Palermo football. “You’ve gone too far”. Poster against reporters and team manager

Also offenses and insults in chants and on Facebook. It happened in Austria where the team is in their summer retreat. Assostampa and USSI Sicilia defend the reporters A banner with a threatening and offensive poster against the President of Palermo Football, Maurizio Zamparini, and against the 14 Italian journalists sent to Austria following the

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Imperia. He attacked journalist. Former deputy mayor sentenced in appeal

In 2011, while undergoing a search in the Town Hall, Rodolfo Leone pushed the journalist Gabriele Piccardo away On June 21, 2017, in Genoa, the former deputy mayor of Imperia, Rodolfo Leone, was sentenced in appeal to two months and twenty days of imprisonment – with suspended sentence – and 9,300 euros in compensation for

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Russia: skunk gas attack on radio host

by Jane Whyatt Unknown attackers have sprayed a foul-smelling liquid into the family home of one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vocal critics. Julia Latynina, a host on Echo of Moscow radio station said she would not report the attack to the police because she did not believe it would be taken seriously. “I am not going to take part in a farce,“ she said.  Julia Latynina. Photo: Dmitry Rozhkov, Yulia Latynina 05, CC BY-SA 3.0 by Dmitry Rokhkov Ms Latynina said eight people were affected by the gas attack. She commented that she believed it was “Skunk“, an American product.…

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

Poland relents on court reforms

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda has responded to three days of demonstrations against proposed changes to the court system. He has blocked two out of three of them. The ruling conservative PiS (Law and Justice) party introduced the reforms. They would have involved the dismissal of Supreme Court judges, with new appointments made by the parliament. Poles protest against court reforms at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate. Photo: Matylda Falkiewicz Thousands of Poles held candlelit vigils in Warsaw and other cities, and hundreds of their compatriots in Germany gathered at the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin at the weekend to voice their opposition to the…

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

The Cumhuriyet trial - an interview with Can Dündar

  Today of all days, on Turkish Press Day the trial against 17 media workers of the Turkish daily newspaper “Cumhuriyet” starts in Istanbul. It was originally a celebration of the day when media censorship was removed in 1908. Now it seems the free press itself is on trial. We met Can Dündar, “Cumhuriyet”’s former editor-in-chief, who is being tried in absentia. The curtains in his office are open for the first time, he says, after the Turkish state TV had sent a camera team to publicise where “the traitor” lives. The clock on the wall is stuck, with the second hand trembling…

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

Turkey: Cumhuriyet journalists face trial on 24 July

On Monday the trial against 17 journalists and executives of Turkish newspaper Cumhriyet starts in Instanbul, involving charges of supporting terrorist organization. EFJ will be monitoring the proceedings

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Bad News | Monday July 19

Italy. Twenty journalists under police escort, say Government to Ossigeno 65% lives in the Lazio region. The unpublished figures illustrated for the first time during the National Council of the Order convened in Rome Protection for journalists. The Un enters the fray in force Presented in Geneva a plan for the mobilization of all United

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State poligraph announces lawsuit against “Cronache della Campania”

For an article that reported involvement of the CEO in an investigation by the Prosecutor of Salerno’s on alleged irregularities in product bulletins of pharmaceutical drugs The State Polygraph and State Mint has announced a lawsuit against the online news outlet Cronache della Campania for a June 13, 2017 article (read) by the freelance journalist

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione