Luigi Gaetti: Let us return a dignified life to journalists

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For the Undersecretary of the Interior, Luigi Gaetti, the intimidating and Mafia-style attacks combined with job insecurity undermine freedom of expression “To create real freedom we must give journalists their just recognition. We can not allow young people who write important articles to be paid in small change. We must meet their needs, because job insecurity is a limit to the freedom of expression “. These were the comments by the Undersecretary of the Interior Luigi Gaetti, who spoke this morning in Koch Hall of the Italian Senate, as part of the conference of Ossigeno per l’Informazione on the impunity of those who commit crimes against journalists. Gaetti identified in the job insecurity of reporters and in the pressure on their journalism by the Mafia the factors that undermine the freedom of the press. “Many journalists have been threatened because they investigated the Mafia – he stressed – If protections are lacking to journalists, forms of self-censorship and preventive censorship increase. Freedom of information is necessary for the growth of society “.

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