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Italian journalist Claudio Locatelli injured while covering war in Ukraine

Paris, December 21, 2022 – Russian and Ukrainian authorities should swiftly investigate the attack on Italian journalists Claudio Locatelli and Niccolò Celesti and ensure that members of the press are not targeted while reporting on the war in Ukraine, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Monday, December 19, a car transporting Locatelli, an…

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Italian authorities demand prison sentence for three journalists in defamation lawsuit

Berlin, November 2, 2022—Italian authorities should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against journalists Danilo Lupo, Francesca Pizzolante, and Mary Tota and stop using the country’s criminal code to prosecute journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On October 17, 2022, prosecutors in Lecce, a town in southern Italy, requested a prison sentence of six…

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