BAD NEWS | 14 March 2018

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

In Italy more prison for libel. A journalist jail sentenced goes to social services
Graziella Lombardo, former director of Centonove, was sentenced to 4 month imprisonment together with Alessandra Serio, author of the article. Three other prison sentences could become applicable too

Italy. Another video reporter headbutted
As in Ostia in November 2017. In Termoli, Alessandro Nardella, from Telemolise, had gone outside the hospital after the sudden death of a young woman

Venice. Region asks 410 thousands euros in compensation
After the online publication VicenzaPiù had reported that one councilor denounced the irregular use of funding for training courses

Vatican. Cardinal Maradiaga insults journalist of weekly newspaper l’Espresso
Emiliano Fittipaldi wrote that the cardinal received in Honduras millions of undocumented euros. He replied that money were spent for works of charity

Calabria. Hammered two journalists of tv show L’Aria che tira
On 30 January 2018, Dominella Trunfio and Franco Cufari, of the daily television show which delves into recent cases, L’Aria che tira (broadcast on La7), were attacked by a migrant

In Sicily hackers send offline a magazine for twelve days
From 25 january to 6 february 2018, th website of  Il Gazzetino di Sicilia has been repeatedly hit. The most significant episode occurred on 27 January 27, on the occasion of the Day of Memory.

This newsletter has been relased with the contribution of Ilaria Fevola

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