Tag Italy
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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20 Sep

Call for Italian political forces to take a stand against SLAPPs

A group of media freedom and journalists' organisations have published a statement outlining a list of measures that must be adopted in order to protect SLAPP victims in Italy.

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7 Sep

ECPMF to provide legal support to journalist Antonella Napoli

ECPMF’s Legal Affairs Committee has agreed to provide €10,000 in legal support to Antonella Napoli, a freelance Italian journalist, as she continues an almost 25 year long legal battle.

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27 May

Italy: Concern after authorities search Rai 3 editorial office and home of journalist

The partner organisations of the MFRR have expressed serious concern over the searches carried out by police at the offices of Rai 3’s investigative programme ‘Report’ and the home of investigative journalist Paolo Mondani.

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