Threats against journalists on the rise
According to Ossigeno per l’Informazione, an Italian freedom of expression observatory, 30 media professionals were threatened between 19th July and 1st September. Many were threatened on Facebook and other social media platforms. Other restrictions against them included complaints and legal actions, physical attacks, threatening phone calls, discrimination and arbitrary exclusion. The threats were made by unknown individuals, politicians, football fans and criminal organisations.
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