The Latest Bad News from Italy n.4/2020 - 31 March

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Report on 43 recent episodes of intimidation and threats against journalists and bloggers ascertained in Italy by Ossigeno

What is wiser to do when facing reality

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The lesson to be learned from the way authorities reacted to the first outbreaks of coronavirus infection and to alarms coming from data

Ossigeno Media News Review - March 31st, 2020

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By Luciana Borsatti – Here is a brief review of some topics highlighted recently by NGO and international organisations for media freedom

More protection for Rai journalist Maria Grazia Mazzola

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The secretary of the Roman Press Association asked for her protection after the escape from prison of the son of the Mafia member who attacked her in Bari.

Lentini: Facebook threats from the father of an arrested person

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The journalist Silvio Breci had reported on Webmarte.it the story of the boy in handcuffs in carrying out of an extradition order in Switzerland.

In Cirié: cars of those who report the bonfires are on fire

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On fire the car of the man who documented similar episodes with videos on social media and on YouTube. The police are investigating.

Football: two reporters sue Blogger condemned

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The Court of Milan imposed four months in prison. The sentence will remain suspended if the blogger compensates the two journalists of the Gazzeta dello Sport.

Lawsuits: Macerata. Cronache Maceratesi wins another battle

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The Court rejected a request for € 400,000 in damages for alleged defamation. It is the twentieth victory in twelve years, recalls the editorial staff.

The fans’ banner against the Metropolis newspaper

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An intimidating episode in Casola (Naples) against the newspaper that had coverage to aggression towards a referee during the match

Brindisi: 7 acquitted of charges by ex-prosecutor

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Nine years after the Brindisi magistrate's lawsuit. They had referred to the investigations of the financial police (Guardia di Finanza) into the licentious dinner parties organized by the businessman Tarantini.