Despite a wave of arrests in Syracuse, the media talked only about ENI

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The initiative of the magistrates involved individuals featured in the shocking investigation published in 2011 by a small newspaper in the town

Paolo Borrometi: Who is the journalist who is so bothersome?

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Founder of the website La Spia, with legal training, has lived for four years with a police escort. With his investigations Paolo Borrometi has documented the active presence of the Mafia in the provinces of Ragusa and Syracuse

Borrometi: Five years of insults, threats and attacks

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This reconstruction of the most serious attacks against the Sicilian journalist because of his articles was published on the 11th April 2018 by Agenzia Italia

Borrometi: “Whoever says that the mafia doesn’t exist condemns me to death”

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Borrometi’s appeal to journalists during the conference on the 11th April in Rome. “You are not alone” said the presidents of FNSI, Ordine and Usigrai announcing initiatives in Ragusa and Syracuse

Paolo Borrometi: How a mafian plan has been discovered and thwarted

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Several legal phone-tappings revealed that the businessmen and a gang leader, whose deals had been exposed, planned for two months how to kill the journalist

Bisceglieviva: An editor blanks out a blog and replaces the editorial staff

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On grounds that the picture was “harmful to our image”. This was decided after a warning countersigned by the editor-in-chief. This is censorship activated by external pressure, the blogger says

A bullet for Federica Angeli who will be again a key witness

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On the 19th April 2018 there will be a session of the trial in which the Spada family members of Ostia (Rome) are accused of attempted murder. The journalist was an eye-witness. Since then she has been living with a police escort

Uruguay. Newspaper publishes Ossigeno data on attacks to journalists

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This observatory on freedom of the press in Italy applies "a rigorous method and monitors attacks geographically and chronologically"

Slovakian newspaper publishes Ossigeno data

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One third of the whole threats come from the mafia and it is fundamental to monitor such attacks, Medialne reports

BAD NEWS from Italy| 13 April 2018

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This newsletter presents the last news originally published by Ossigeno per l'Informazione about attacks and violations of freedom of the expression and the media in Italy as well as in other countries. Also included are initiatives to tackle the issue with a review from international organisations in the field of freedom of expression