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CEI, SEEMO name investigative journalism award winners

Albanian and Ukrainian journalists to be honoured at Bucharest event

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Surveillance and civil liberties: Interview with David Davis MP

Yesterday’s publication of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill marks an important moment in the ongoing debate about surveillance powers in the UK. The former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis MP is a long-time campaigner for civil liberties and has been highly critical of previous legislation, including the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) which he challenged at the High […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Rome. Relatives of assassination victim attack reportes of Tg1 and Sky

“I’ll shoot you in the mouth, you b …” the families of victims shouted in front of the police, denying the drug motive On October 27, 2015 two journalists were assaulted and insulted by the families of victims of a double murder committed in Ponte di Nona, in the outskirts of Rome the previous evening.

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Bad News | Thursday November 5

Ten intimidations this week in Italy Ten. So many where in Italy within the week 26 October-1 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

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » english

During the “Don’t Touch” investigation, Latina fans intimidated two reporters

They raised a banner with insults against the reporters of the Manifesto who wrote about the interests and the career of the owner Pasquale Maietta The owner of the Latina Football team and its fans of the Curva Nord ended with heavy accusations in the judicial investigation “Don’t Touch”. To the reporters of the newspaper

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Corriere della Calabria. Fugitive sends threat emails to two journalists

From Lebanon, Vincenzo Speziali, asked Alessia Candito and Paolo Pollichieni to publish offensive press releases against police and magistrates From September 20 to October 10, 2015 Paolo Pollichieni and Alessia Candito, respectively managing director and editor of Il Corriere della Calabria, have received threatening emails sent by the fugitive Vincenzo Speziali, Calabrian entrepreneur involved in

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Web. Defends immigrants. Journalist threatened on facebook

“We hope that some of these will make you spend a nasty quarter of an hour” a man wrote to Simona Cangelosi. Solidarity from ASR On October 13, 2015, the journalist Simona Cangelosi, a Sicilian freelance, who lives and works in Rome, published on her Facebook message an insulting and threatening message, stating to have

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

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