Ossigeno Media News Review – March 17th, 2020

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By Luciana Borsatti – Brief review of some topics highlighted recently by NGO and international organizations for media freedom

Borrometi: prosecutor no feedback on the car bomb

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The Prosecutor of Catania, Carmelo Zuccaro declared that, “Even if it constitutes an interpretation of the journalist, this is far from being mere speculation".

The sentence: € 200 fine for slapping a journalist

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This is the modest price attributed by a judge in Calabria for the attack on Paolo Orofino in 2014 while doing his job. Ossigeno comments on the outcome.

Cilento: lawsuits – 2 reporters acquitted after eight years

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The journalists are Maurizio Troccoli and Luigi Martino (giornaledelcilento.it ). For the Court of Vallo della Lucania "there is no evidence".

Ossigeno Media News Review – March 10th, 2020

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

Four policemen accused of beating up Stefano Origone

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The investigation into the attack of the 23rd May 2019 in Genoa during a rally by Casapound (an Italian neo-Fascist movement) has been concluded.

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