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Libel. Supreme Court annuls the prison sentence for one journalist

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First sentence of its kind after the decision of the Constitutional Court to give Parliament one year to legislate reform

Defamation: supreme court wipes the slate clean after two prior sentences

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The former chief editor of the La Repubblica Ezio Mauro and the political reporter Giovanna Vitale were acquitted fully and "without delay".

Italy. Defamation draft bill. The Senate introduces new alarming punitive rules

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With the first round of votes to abolish imprisonment but increasing fines 20-40 times and reviving punitive rules of the Fascist penal code and others - By Giuseppe F. Mennella

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.