Fighting for freedom of information on Julian Assange is a long battle for Italian journalist
By Jane Whyatt
An Italian journalist faces financial hardship after her Freedom of Information requests for correspondence about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are being subjected to long legal battles.
Stefania Maurizi's lawyers at the UK FOIA authority: Philip Coppel and Estelle Dehon of Cornerstone Barristers and Jennifer Robinson of Doughty Street Chambers. Photo: Emilia Butlin
Stefania Maurizi is an investigative reporter working for the Italian daily La Republicca and is based in Rome. Using the Freedom of Information laws, she filed a multi-jurisdictional request in Sweden, Britain, Australia and the United States to access the official messages about Assange, who lived in…