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3 May. Ossigeno celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in Roma

A ceremony at the “memory stone wall”, a conference at the Italian Senate and, in the evening, a free admission concert in memory of killed journalists Next May 3rd Ossigeno per l’Informazione will  hold three initiatives to celebrate in Roma the “World Press Freedom  Day” and commemorate journalists killed because of their work. A conference and a training course

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Germany. F.A.Z. reports a judiciary case for news about Mafia

by Andreas Rossmann – This article was published from the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” last April 1, 2017 Learning from the Mafia means learning to speak (Von der Mafia lernen heißt schweigen lernen) –  An investigative journalist is bullied and abandoned by “Der Freitag,“ a German weekly journal. The “case“of Petra Reski The Italian journalist Alberto

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Bad News | Tuesday April 18

Journalists for free, service not included Job offers for unpaid work assignments are on the rise. How has the profession changed when it now comprises 68% of persons with no income Italy. 5 threats between 8th and 14th April, 2017 This week, Ossigeno has verified and made know 5 cases of intimidation against journalists and information operators

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Italy. 10 threats between 15th and 21st April, 2017

This week, Ossigeno has verified and made know 10 cases of intimidation against journalists and information operators. Targeted because of their work: Luca Teolato; Matteo Spini; Journalistis Corriere della Calabria; Luca Abete, videoperatore. They are 8 men and 2 women. The methods of intimidation, according to the Ossigeno classification method, fall into the following types: Threatening letter or other written threat (1); Discrimination

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

L’Unità. Judge dismisses lawsuit by director against reporter

Three years ago Fabrizio Meli, of the NIE publishing company, sued Carlo Patrignani for criticism to the management expressed in two blog posts After three years of investigation, the GIP of the Court of Rome has closed a defamation case against the journalist Carlo Patrignani, sued in September 2014 by Fabrizio Meli, managing director of

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Lecce. Defamation. Gip orders charges for two reporters

Fabiana Pacella and Stefano Elli were sued by Flavio Ciurlia, president of the BCC of Terre d’Otranto, for an article appeared on Il Sole 24 Ore. Pacella also for one appeared on Formiche.net The freelance journalists Fabiana Pacella and Stefano Elli were indicted, following a lawsuit by Flavio Ciurlia, president of the BCC of Terre

Source: O2 in English – Ossigeno Informazione

Citizen Kane in Croatia

As the crisis of the Croatian economic giant Agrokor unfolds, H-Alter examines the relation between politics, media and business in the coutnry: a key to explain the long lasting “invisibility” of Todorić in the media

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

If advertisers want to avoid ad-blockers, they’ll have to give us more power over our personal data

Online publications, like their print counterparts, have traditionally made the bulk of their revenue from advertising. One of the factors that is currently threatening this is the public’s use of ad blocking software. Lyndsey Burton, founder of consumer information site Choose, argues that the public needs to better understand what data is gathered by ad trackers, and that they should be […]

Source: Media Policy Project

The MakersTown event for European ‘makers’

The MakersTown event for European ‘makers’ are looking for participants to take part in an event in June. Held in Brussels participants will be able to s... The post The MakersTown event for European ‘makers’ appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Merkel support of NetzDG brings Germany one step closer to cyberhate ban

by Ana Ribeiro Journalists' and civil rights organisations are signing and circulating a declaration against the passing of Germany’s Network Enforcement Law (NetzDG) as it is. Set to go to Parliament this summer, the law would subject social networks to up to €50 million in fines for failure to speedily curb hate speech and fake news. Growing amounts of social media data are becoming available to regulators, which is one element critics are concerned about. (Photo: Public domain) On April 5, the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed off on the bill, which now also covers removal of content identified as…

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