He offended the memory of the gang boss: initial verdict overturned

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On the 13th January 2020 the Palermo Court of Appeal found the journalist Rino Giacalone guilty of the crime of libel and sentenced him to pay a fine of 600 euro plus damages and court costs to civil parties, for an amount of about seven thousand euro.

In 2019 433 journalists threatened: 23% women, 24% in Lazio

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Ossigeno’s data on intimidation of Italian journalists and bloggers presented on December 28th 2019 by the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Order of Journalists) president Carlo Verna

Bari: Laera’s lawsuit against Mazzola dismissed

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After the attack in February 2018, the boss's wife sued the journalist for harassment and defamation

8 years in first instance to a journalist

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The case of Gabriele Carchidi, subjected to 179 penal trials (35 hearings in the last month) for libel and the draft bill to abolish imprisonment

Ukrainian Interior Minister disputes the verdict

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“We will appeal against the conviction of Vitaly Markiv because it is unfair and shameful”, said Arsen Avakov from Kiev.

How was the conviction of Vitaly Markiv arrived at?

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Over a year of court sessions - the opposing arguments - extenuating circumstances denied - the photojournalist’s family - the defence counsels.

Markiv guilty: sentenced to 24 years by Court of Assizes

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For complicity in the murder of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli in the Ukrainian region of Donbass on May 24th 2014

The defence: there is no evidence, sentence Friday

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Lawyers asked for full acquittal of Vitaly Markiv, asserting that he is completely extraneous to the death of the Italian photojournalist

"Markiv is innocent, he has always been a friend of reporters"

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The defence lawyer Della Valle made an interpretation of the…

The Rocchelli Trial. The Prosecuting Magistrate asks for a 17 year sentence for Vitaly Markiv

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In the indictment the prosecuting magistrate laid out the elements…