BAD NEWS from Italy | Ossigeno Newsletter 11 November 2018

This edition of the newsletter focuses on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI) whose Italian commemorations where led my Ossigeno per l’Informazione. The conference “Threatened journalists. Attackers unpunished.” was held at the Senate on 22 October 2018 under the patronage of UNESCO and in the framework of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Among the speakers, also representatives from the Government, UNESCO, OSCE, European Commission and Council of Europe. In the framework of IDEI, Ossigeno also organised a conference on threatened journalists in Belgium, France and Italy on 6 November 2018 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Brussels.

Top news

Alberto Spampinato – Impunity in Italy. Data and proposals from Ossigeno. Read

Guy Berger, UNESCO – the Ossigeno method is a world model. Read

Mijatovic, Council of Europe- Ossigeno sets an example on the UN’s proposals. Read

Andrea Rocchelli’s father – “For four years we have been asking for justice for Andrea and Andrej”. Read

Alberto Spampinato- Good news and unkept commitments :some reflections on IDEI. Read

IDEI in Brussels – Ossigeno and Federica Angeli: the Italian solution (ANSA). Read

All speeches

Guy Berger (UNESCO): 4P for journalist security. Read

Cardani (Agcom): A fragile profession in a sector in crisis. Read

Vito Crimi  (Governement): the government’s commitment to protect reporters. Read

Luigi Gaetti (Government): Let us return a dignified life to journalists. Read

Morcellini (Agcom): educating for free information. Read

Grasso (Senate): confirms his commitment against the irresponsible complaints. Read

Monetti (Order of Journalists): Informing and being informed is a right. Read

Albanese (National Italian Press Federation Fnsi): journalism performs a social role. Read

Spadari (the Lazio Order of Journalists): citizens and journalists united. Read

The Press kit in English which was distributed to international guests on the day of the conference is available at this link

Upcoming events

In Florence on the 12th November a new Ossigeno course on disputes. Read

They say about us…

UNESCO –  Make attacks on journalists futile. Read

Council of Europe – Safety of journalists & other media actors: Council of Europe work presented at international conference “Threatened Journalists, Attackers Unpunished in Italy and in the World”. Read

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression – Towards ending impunity for crimes against journalists in Italy: a positive trend in the domestic courts. Read

This newsletter has been relased with the contribution of Ilaria Fevola
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