Cassation Court puts a brake on unfounded legal claims and penalises those who pursue them

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Lawyer Andrea Di Pietro comments on an innovative judgment by which the Cassation Court has adopted the concept of "punitive damages" and the abuse of the process coming from the US legal tradition.

A record for a defamation case: 24 years to end the trial

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The Supreme Court has punished for reckless litigation those who kept two journalists in limbo and abused the trial process by diverting resources away from the protection of rights.

The person who threatened the journalist Guastella has been arrested

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He has been charged with private violence aggravated by the methods of the mafia. The incident happened in the courtroom of the Court of Assizes in Syracuse and was immediately reported.

IDEI: 17.000 views as result of social media activity

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We present below the reslts of social media activity on Facebook and Twitter on the occasion of Ossigeno's international conference on 22 October 2018 that was held in Rome at the Senate

BAD NEWS from Italy | Ossigeno Newsletter 11 November 2018

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This special-edition newsletter focuses on the events organised by Ossigeno for the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Rome and Brussels

Ossigeno has confirmed 4 other threats on 31 October 2018

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The journalists Antonino Monteleone (Lazio), Filippo Mele (Basilicata)…

Impunity. Good news and unkept commitments

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An assessment and some reflections following the Oxygen Conference on 22nd October for the UN World Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists.

Scanzano Jonico. Filippo Mele under police protection

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A constant guard is required for Filippo Mele the doctor and journalist who received an anonymous envelope containing a bullet after the Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno published his accounts of an anti-Mafia blitz.

Defamation. Three draft bills under discussion in the Parliament

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Two proposals were tabled by Senator Primo Di Nicola of M5S. One punishes vexatious lawsuits against journalists; the other extends their professional secrecy. A third proposal is by Valter Verini of Pd.

Palermo. Team from “Striscia” attacked by illegal occupants

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Stefania Petyx was thrown down the stairs, the video operator chased and the video camera destroyed, in a building in Via Giuseppe Savagnone in Palermo.