On January 30, 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
The aggression occurred while filming inside the tent city of San Ferdinando (in Calabria), where two thousand and three hundred migrants live. Three days earlier, the camp had been destroyed by a fire. A Nigerian girl died in the flames.
A group of migrants surrounded the two and threw stones at the operator trying to take the camera. The reporter intervened to defend him and, in the scuffle, she broke a finger.
Trunfio and Cufari took refuge in their car and left the tent city. The journalist then went to the emergency room in Reggio Calabria where her finger was cast. The filming was then used in a service broadcast on La7.
PRECEDENTS – From 2011 to today, in Lazio, Ossigeno has detected 169 serious violations of the freedom of the press and of expression committed with illicit acts, acts of violence, and of abuse against journalists, bloggers, video operators, photo reporters, publishers, whose names are published in the Observatory’s Table. In 2017, 33 names were added to this list.