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Vatileaks 2. Vatican set for diplomatic clash with Italy for prosecution

Roma could refuse extradition of journalists Nuzzi and Fittipaldi if they are found guilty, says Ossigeno watchdog From theguardian.com – by Stephanie Kirchgaessner – Rome, 1 Dec 2015 – Italy is facing a diplomatic collision with the Vatican over the church’s prosecution of two Italian journalists in a case that has been broadly condemned by

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Al Jazeera Award nomination for Danish press freedom films

Jane Whyatt Tom Heinemann and Erling Borgen’s documentary series celebrating press freedom campaigners has been nominated for the Al Jazeera International Film Festival. Two short films from the Danish TV documentary series A Heart That Never Dies from 2015 got the nod for the prestigious prize of Best Short at the Al Jazeera International Film Festival, dominated by films from the Middle East. The two episodes chosen for the contest are Swaziland, the world’s last absolute monarchy and Bangladesh, country of injustice. Tom Heinemann (Photo: Nana Reimers) Other films in the series highlight, for example, Serbian investigative journalist Brankica Stancovic, of the…

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

Bad News | Thursday December 3

Seven intimidations this week in Italy Seven. So many where in Italy within the week 23-29 November 2015 the victims of violations of freedom of expression through threats and abuses of Law and judicial proceeding which names Ossigeno added to the Public table of the names of victims that includs journalists, bloggers and operators intimidated. Since January 1, 2015 Ossigeno

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Italy. The most dangerous news of November 2015, as reported by Ossigeno

Monthly review of acts of intimidation created by the European Center for Freedom of Information and Press of Leipzig (ECPMF) and with the support of the European Union In November 2015, the episode of intimidation against Italian journalists that sparked the highest alert was not consumed in the Italian territory, but in the Vatican. It

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » english

Italy. The most dangerous news of November 2015, as reported by Ossigeno

Monthly review of acts of intimidation created by the European Center for Freedom of Information and Press of Leipzig (ECPMF) and with the support of the European Union In November 2015, the episode of intimidation against Italian journalists that sparked the highest alert was not consumed in the Italian territory, but in the Vatican. It

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

ECtHR: Convicting a journalist for disobeying police did not violate his rights

Ass. jur. Robin Zeiger The Judgement of the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR of 20 October 2015 (Application no. 11882/10) states that a criminal conviction of a journalist who disobeyed  a police order while covering a public demonstration does not violate the right of freedom of expression according to Art. 10 of the Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). The applicant, a photographer and journalist, Markus Pentikäinen was arrested during a demonstration against the "Asia-Europe-Meetings" in September 2006 in Helsinki and held in police custody for about 18 hours. During the demonstration, some of the demonstrators had used violence against the police.…

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

ECtHR: Decision on report about Prince Albert of Monaco’s love child

Ass. jur. Robin Zeiger The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held unanimously, that there had indeed been a violation of the freedom of the expression according to Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). The case concerned the balancing of the protection of the right of freedom of expression of a press member and the right of the protection of privacy and the reputation and rights of others (case "Couderec and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France", application no. 40454/07, 10 November 2015). The applicants are Anne-Marie Couderec, editor of the French magazine Paris Match and the Company…

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

Weapons traffic. Fire against Report, but service will still go on air

The manager of the Italian helicopters society, who in October attacked reporter, had asked to block the TV show On 15 November 2015, Andrea Pardi, the manager who on October 7 last attacked and immobilized the journalist from Report Giorgio Mottola who asked him for an interview, warned the authors of the television program broadcast

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UN-Report requests protection for whistle-blowers

Gianna Iacino Mr David Kaye is the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. He was appointed by the Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the UN system. As an independent expert he has to examine and report on issues related to the right to freedom of opinion and expression. In his report from 8 September 2015, Mr Kaye addresses the protection of sources of information and whistleblowers central to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the first major UN report regarding the protection of…

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

Mafia in Umbria. The journalist Michele Inserra protected by police

Together with his family. Decided by the Prefects of Reggio Calabria and Naples for threats by members of the ‘Ndrangheta in Terni in March 2015 The journalist Michele Inserra lives protected by the police due to threats received in March of 2015 in Terni (read) by members of the ‘Ndrangheta, while he was in the

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