These are the threats that were verified and published the week beginning 21 May.
“They breached my rights,” Tondo said. “I abide by professional confidentiality and I need to defend my sources.”
There are currently 20 journalists under police escort in Italy, including Paolo Borrometi who has reported extensively on organised crime
An unprecedented series of crackdowns on media professionals and news outlets took place in Europe during the third quarter of 2016 as recorded by Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project. Between 1 July and 30 September MMF’s network of correspondents, partners and other sources submitted a total of 406 verified reports of threats to press freedom, a 19% rise from the second quarter of 2016.
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. Here are five recent reports that give us cause for concern.
Recommendations approved by the Italian chamber of deputies could offer more protection to journalists.