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12 threats between 17 and 24 march, 2017

This week, Ossigeno has verified and made know 12 cases of intimidation against journalists and information operators. Targeted because of their work: Lucio Musolino, Paolo Pollichieni; Carlo Tecce, Andrea Gianbartolomei; Stefania Congedo, Roberta Riccardi; Paolo Berizzi; Giornalisti Bologna. They are 1 man, 5 n/d. The methods of intimidation, according to the Ossigeno classification method, fall into the following types: Frivolous defamation

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Three lawsuits withdrawn: the lesson of “Fair play”

Promoting the agreed solutions to avoid legal proceedings for defamation. It takes sensitivity and tools to support best practices Three good news this week. Three remissions of lawsuit. Three disputes that have been resolved in a peaceful manner, renouncing to judicial proceedings, with an agreement between the parties. Those who felt offended declined to use

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Casarano. Councillor threatens Marilù and then steps down

The journalist from the heel of Italy had reported on criminal investigations in which he is referred to as “adjacent” to a local clan A few hours after the FNSI’s position statement that has publicly condemned the offensive and threatening tone of words used, the city councilor in Casarano (in the province of Lecce), Gigi

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Journalists. Travaglio acquitted after 10 years from Del Noce lawsuit (Rai1)

The trial promoted in 2007 by the director of RAI 1 arising from an article appeared in L’Unità. The first degree sentence was overturned. After ten years the trial ended in the Court of Appeal with a sensational acquittal. , We refer here to the criminal prosecution for libel promoted by the Rai Uno Director

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Video. Luca Abete of Striscia la Notizia attacked by unlicensed street vendors

Kicks, punches and sticks. It happened in Caserta in an outdoor market. The envoy of the satirical news cast was filming the sale of counterfeit products The envoy of Striscia la Notizia, Luca Abete, and his camera crew were attacked, on March 12th, 2017, in Caserta, by a group of street vendors. Abete and his

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Scandal at Il Sole 24 Ore. False communications

The journalist Roberto Napoletano, chief editor of the newspaper, under investigation in Milan along with nine other Group executives. Fictitious companies to raise the number of copies sold In order to fake an increase in paper and digital copies sold, Il Sole 24 Ore would have created some companies abroad pretending to buy copies and

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Defamation. Sued for an interview on “Black Plots”

The journalist Raffaella Fanelli is accused of having sullied the memory of the right-wing extremist Paolo Signorelli by interviewing a lifer The daughter of Paolo Signorelli, the Italian politician of the extreme right who in the seventies was involved in judicial investigations into the so called “black plots (trame nere)”, in 2015 sued for defamation

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The temptation for new gags is rising. Stop from the Italian National Federation of Journalists (Fnsi). Ossigeno’s comment

Democratic Party leaders wanted to have subpoenas covered by secret. The Minister of Justice and the prosecutor Nicola Gratteri speak against it The FNSI responded immediately, with a clear “NO”, to the proposal to cover with secret the subpoenas against the accused, so as to prevent the publication of exaggerated news relative to the yet

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Ossigeno’s Censorship Detector can also work in Spain

The Hidden Censorship Detector, (the rigorous method for observing violations of press freedom achieved through violence, through discrimination and through the application of restrictive legislation), which is employed in Italy by“Ossigeno per l’Informazione” can easily  be applied in Spain and in other democratic European countries which have similar legislation. This was advocated by Alberto Spampinato

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Ossigeno: Newspapers could do more to help threatened journalists

Certainly newspapers, radio and television could help much more threatened journalists and bloggers. Above all they could give space and visibility to attempts to blackout unappreciated news with violence and abuses. They could publish regularly news on these episodes. Unfortunately they almost never do it not even when the journalist or the blogger is part

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione