Report by Lea Simonini on the worrying news about intimidation and threats to restrain freedom of the press in Italy and Europe. All news come from the continuous monitoring done by the OSSIGENO team.
THIS REVIEW – “Bad News from Italy”- comes back in the context of the OSSIGENO M.A.P. – MONITOR ASSIST AND PROTECT project, jointly developed and co-financed by the Italian NGO and UNESCO’s Global Media Defence Fund (GMDF). This project aims at providing evidence of the need to conduct an accurate monitoring of violations of freedom of expression at both national and international levels in order to safeguard an independent and accurate press and ensure the safety of journalists. The project also aims at improving journalists’ access to specialized and gender-sensitive legal assistance. During the past ten months, the project results have highlighted the added value of a monitoring activity carried out by independent national agencies, like OSSIGENO, managed by civil society, compared to other governmental/political organizations lacking by nature an important component, which is absolute independence. The following articles are indicative of the continuous and rigorous monitoring work carried out by the team of OSSIGENO, mostly composed of volunteers due to the limited budget availability.
Monitoring work conducted by OSSIGENO and its recognition at the international level
Speech by the Council of Europe Commissioner Dunja Mijatović.
The latest intimidations and threats in Italy detected by OSSIGENO
The latest libel cases in Italy reported by OSSIGENO