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Mapping Media Freedom launched to the public on 24 May 2014. Two years on, the platform has verified over 1,800 media violations
Recommendations approved by the Italian chamber of deputies could offer more protection to journalists.
Two Italian journalists are being prosecuted by The Vatican for revealing confidential information and could face up to eight years in prison
To highlight the most pressing concerns for press freedom in Europe, Index's Mapping Media Freedom correspondents discuss the violations the stood out most
For weeks, Rome has been transfixed by the spectacle of the "Capital Mafia" trial, which began on 5 November
The archdiocese of Rio is offended and reportedly threatening to sue Italian broadcaster RAI for an advert showing the Christ The Redeemer statue wearing the Italy Jersey. Such complaints of “offence” are really demands for “respect” -- in the Corleone sense
The Court ruled defamation conviction was in violation of the right to freedom of expression
The situation for freedom of expression in Italy is curtailed by a lack of media plurality, restrictive media legislation and a digital sphere restricted by a strict privacy law.
Two Italian journalists have been sentenced to four months in prison and fined 15,000 Euros (11,700 GBP) for libel. Orfeo Donatini and Tiziano Marson, of newspaper Alto Adige, were convicted in June of alleging in a 2008 article that local politician Sven Knoll had taken part in a neo-Nazi summit. The claim
An Italian writer who exposed the violent world of the Naples Mafia was awarded a major free-speech prize yesterday. Roberto Saviano was awarded the Pen/Pinter International Writer of Courage prize, to share with British playwright David Hare. Saviano’s book, “Gomorrah”, which was published in 2006, exposed Naples’ criminal underworld, and the
While the Italian prime minister's crude jokes are a source of amusement abroad, at home there are increasing fears over proposed new media restrictions. Giulio D'Eramo reports
Wikipedia have shut down their Italian language page in protest against a wiretapping act being proposed to the country’s parliament. The proposed law would require websites to publish within 48 hours a correction or comment relating to any content an applicant has deemed “detrimental to their image,” or risk being fined €12,000. In a message