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Italy. The most dangerous news from October 2015 reported by Ossigeno

Monthly review of the acts of intimidation created for the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom of Leipzig (ECPMF) with the support of the European Union In October 2015, Ossigeno has added 130 names to the list of Italian journalists who have suffered acts of intimidation. There have been new grave cases of personal

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » english

Free speech in the chiller as police pounce on journalists and academics

John Jewell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, argues that the seizure of materials from journalists and academics by police under UK anti-terror legislation represents a serious threat to free speech. In this post, he summarises the reaction to two recent high-profile cases, and argues that researchers of extremism should be allowed to get on with their jobs without interference from the legislation.  […]

Source: Media Policy Project

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

In November 2015, the Internet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report ‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to consider the specific rights and needs of children, both in terms of protection from harm as well as the right […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Freelance? Tuscany President withdraws lawsuit against Her

For Enrico Rossi it would be unfair that to pay was “the weak link”. The gesture suggested by the Tuscany Press Association On 26 October 2015, the President of the Tuscany Region Enrico Rossi withdrew the libel suit he had filed against a freelance journalist for an article on the accounts of the ASL of

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Lawsuit filed, chief editor of Voce Canavese knows it after 2 years

He had been denounced by a Regional Councillor for criticism on the closure of a hospital ward in Chivasso (Turin province) On 25 February 2013, the Court of Biella has filed a libel suit against Liborio La Mattina, editor of the weekly La Voce Canavese. La Mattina had been sued in 2011 by Gianna Pentenero,

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Pressemitteilung: Junge Künstler aus 14 Ländern zeichnen ein dunkles Bild von Pressefreiheit in Europa

Überwachung in Dänemark. Gerichtsprozess in Polen. Zensur in Bosnien und Herzegowina. Drohungen in Deutschland. Das Buch Free Our Media! A collective comic book...

Source: European Youth Press

Not Neutrality but ‘Open Internet’ à la Européenne

On 27 October, the European Parliament approved a new regulation which will abolish roaming charges across the EU. However, in the same regulation, there was also discussion of the more technical question of net neutrality, a thorny issue which centres on the principle of equal treatment for all web traffic.  In this piece, Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet and Media […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Naples. Unlawful school bus seized after attack to Luca Abete

The envoy of the TV show Striscia la Notizia had been beaten up while recording a service on security conditions of school transport. Abete: “I’m not afraid” On 22 October 2015, the Municipal Police of Naples seized 9 school buses during a control in the areas of the Aminei Hills, of Via Saverio Gatto and

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

EU drops the net neutrality principle – will it mean content restrictions?

Monica Horten is a European expert on internet policy and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Here, she explains how the new EU regulation on telecoms may be good news for travellers with mobile phones, but argues that pressing issues remain on the future of net neutrality in Europe. A new EU telecoms law adopted on […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Terni. Journalist Michele Inserra files complaint against threats from the ‘ndrangheta

The announcement was made on TV during the TV show KlausCondicio. Presented a parliamentary inquiry on the incident The journalist Michael Inserra, senior editor of the daily Quotidiano del Sud and envoy for Storie Vere, aired on Rai 1, was threatened of death by a member of the ‘Ndrangheta from Reggio Calabria during an investigation

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English