OSSIGENO March 22nd 2022 – Special Newsletter Compiled by Giacomo Bertoni – This is the linkable list of articles and videos from the conference “Rome remembers Ilaria Alpi and the innocent victims of the mafia”, an event organized by Ossigeno per l’Informazione in presence and online held in Rome on the 21st March 2022. Both commemoration ceremony and conference were held at the Casa del Jazz, a large villa confiscated from the mafia, where Ossigeno has its headquarters. At its entrance, adjacent to the large plaque placed by the Rome Municipality with the names of more than 900 victims of the mafia, there is the Ossigeno wall panel with the names and faces of 30 italian journalists killed while searching for the truth.
Broad participation in the Ossigeno initiative, at the Casa del Jazz and online, to remember Ilaria Alpi and the innocent victims of mafias
At the Casa del Jazz in Rome, a confiscated villa re-designated for civic purposes, and the location of the largest monument to innocent victims and to Italian journalists killed for their activities.
The former classmate recounts personal anecdotes and highlights the need for “stumbling stones” (stolpersteine) also in communication”
The journalist, the son of Mario Francese killed by the mafia, in a video link from a school: we have talked to the schoolchildren about the courage of truth
“Ilaria was in Somalia – she said – as today she would have been in Ukraine. She was a serious and rigorous reporter who had discovered shady deals”
Marilena Natale lives and reports from a territory where the Casalesi crime syndicate is based
The Councillor for Culture of the Rome Municipality thanked Ossigeno for remembering all the journalists who lost their lives searching for the truth.
This was expressed by Giuseppe F. Mennella, during the conference
Contributions from class III C of the “Melissa Bassi” comprehensive school from the Tor Bella Monaca district.
Speeches by Class 5A of the languages high school “F. De Sanctis “in Trani.
The secretary of the Lazio union at the Ossigeno event: The key focus of reporters in the war is on the truth. Let’s stop disinformation
For the reporter “they took a step further forward than the herd”. Then he made a reference to Sicily where eleven journalists have been killed
The brother of the murdered journalist Maria Grazia brought his message to the Ossigeno conference “Rome remembers Ilaria Alpi”