Senator Grasso confirms his commitment against the irresponsible complaints

Senator Pietro Grasso – Oxygen’s honorary member for information – confirmed his commitment at the Ossigeno conference “Journalists attacked, guilty unpunished”, held in Rome, at Palazzo Madama, the Italian Senate, on the initiative of Ossigeno per l’Informazione and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) of Leipzig under the auspices of UNESCO, to celebrate the UN International Day to end the impunity for crimes against journalists (IDEI 2018).He emphasised that, “If a reporter gives up reporting it is the country which is defeated. The news that between September and October there were convictions of the clan of Ostia and the boss who threatened Borrometi – both with the aggravating factor of their Mafia method – finally leads us to a cautious, but vital, optimism. There is not and there should be no space for those who threaten the freedom of the press “. Looking at the data on impunity the Senator noted that it would be tempting to stop reporting and making inquiries. “I – he said – for my part, can only say that I am proud of those who have never lowered their heads in the face of threats.” He recalled that the question of irresponsible complaints must be addressed and resolved and that he will work in this direction. “Every journalist who has to give up doing his best represents a defeat for Italy”, he concluded.

GPA

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