BAD NEWS from Italy | Ossigeno Newsletter 27 November 2018

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Last news about violations of freedom of expression in Italy. Why is the deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio attacking journalists. Defamation. Three draft bills under discussion in the Parliament.

Protecting whistleblowers and journalists. Seminar in Ghent

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On 27 November 2018, Ossigeno will take the floor. The key-note speech will be delivered by Prof. Dirk Voorhoof

End Impunity. Video of the conference "Threatened journalists. Attackers unpunished"

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Watch the video of the conference "Threatened journalists. Atatckers…

EFJ: newwhistleblowers directive must be amended

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It has been asked in an open letter sent by, among others, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) to the European institutions that are currently discussing the new whistleblowers directive 

The five years under of police escort of Federica Angeli

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It was hard, she admitted. But in the end her investigative journalism into mafia crime in Ostia obtained the seal of approval of the magistracy.

Protection to reporter threatened with death

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Gianni Festa is the editor of the daily newspaper Quotidiano del Sud of Avellino. He was threatened. The same threat was directed at Federico Festa, who had been working in Benevento for some time.

"How did my war against the mafia begin?"

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We publish below the full talk that the journalist Federica Angeli, legal affairs correspondent of the newspaper "La Repubblica" gave on the 6 November 2018, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Brussels at the presentation by journalists threatened in Belgium, France and Italy promoted by Ossigeno

Ossigeno has ascertained 10 more threats – 15 November 2018

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The following journalists are victims: Lirio Abbate, Bruno Manfellotto, editor of L'Espresso (Lazio); Gianni Festa and Federico Festa (Campania); Roberto Di Meo and Roberto Canè (Umbria); Pino Guastella (Sicily) and Federico Ruffo and Sigfrido Ranucci (Lazio).

Why is the deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio attacking journalists

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It has to be asked if it is not a pre-meditated provocation in order to gain advantages in the bigger game with publishers. The editorial by Alberto Spampinato

Ostia: attempt to set fire to the home of the RAI Report journalist

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Federico Ruffo, in a recent broadcast of Report (RaiTre) had spoken about the judicial investigation into extremist fans, the organised crime syndicate (the ‘ndrangheta) and Juventus football club officials.