Tag Italy
21 May

Italy: Media freedom coalition sounds the alarm on political meddling and legal threats to journalism

Amid the forthcoming EU elections, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) was prompted to organise an urgent advocacy mission to Italy on May 16-17 to address some recent developments related to press and media freedom.

8 May

MFRR to conduct a mission to Italy amid worsening state of media freedom in the country

The deteriorating state of press freedom in Italy has prompted the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) consortium to organise an urgent mission to Rome on May 16 and 17.

23 Apr

Petition against attacks on Domani newspaper and for media freedom in Italy

Three reporters at Italian newspaper Domani are facing up to 9 years in prison for doing their job.

7 Mar

Italy: MFRR partners strongly condemn investigation into Domani journalists

The undersigned media freedom and civil society organisations strongly condemn the investigation of three Domani journalists for allegedly receiving confidential documents from a public official and for alleged breaching of secrets through the publication of information contained in those documents.

15 Nov

Italy: MFRR partners condemn summons of RAI presenter Sigfrido Ranucci

As the Turkish Constitutional Court reviews the constitutionality of the "disinformation offence”, the MFRR partner organisations reiterate their call for the annulment of Article 217/A of the Turkish Penal Code.

28 Jun

Italy: Support for Roberto Saviano in SLAPP case initiated by Giorgia Meloni

We stand in solidarity with Roberto Saviano as he attended the fourth Court hearing in the SLAPP case initiated by the Prime Minister of Italy.

15 Jun

Italy: International media freedom groups raise alarm about RAI’s independence

Following major politically-influenced internal management changes at RAI, media freedom groups express alarm about threats to the editorial independence of the broadcaster.

6 Apr

Italy: Thorough investigation required after arson attack on car of journalist Rossella Puccio

ECPMF condemns the arson attack on the family car of Italian freelance journalist Rossella Puccio and expresses solidarity with the reporter as police work to identify the perpetrators and their motive.

17 Nov

Italy: a call of support for Roberto Saviano, defendant in a defamation trial

Members of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE), with the support of the coalition’s Italian group and Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), express solidarity with Roberto Saviano who attended the first hearing in the proceedings for aggravated defamation initiated against him by current Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

28 Oct

Italy: Concern about prosecutor’s demand for prison sentence for three journalists in response to their factual reporting

The undersigned media freedom and journalist associations today express shared concern over an Italian prosecutor’s request for a six-month prison sentence in a case of defamation through the press involving three journalists.