Italy

Two journalists attacked by far-right extremists in Rome

On 7th January 2019, a reporter and a photographer from the Italian weekly magazine L’Espresso were harassed and assaulted by far-right extremists group. Read more

 Two journalists attacked by far-right extremists in Rome

Journalists stage flash-mob protests following 5-Star Movement attacks

On 13th November 2018, Journalists in towns and cities across Italy protested against attacks on media freedom. Read more

Journalists stage flash-mob protests following 5-Star Movement attacks

International groups criticise Italy for targetting NGOs

UN experts wrote to Italian authorities in October, criticising them following the eviction of NGOs in Rome. Read more

International groups criticise Italy for targetting NGOs

Expression

Free expression is constitutionally guaranteed, however some challenges prevent this right from being fully respected in practice. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

People have a constitutional right to peaceful assembly. Read more


Association

People in Italy are free to form and join associations and this right is guaranteed by law. Read more


Italy-Overview

The core civic freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, and expression are generally respected in Italy but some challenges persist. Read more


Creation of new centre hailed as a boost to press freedom

With almost two hundred journalists receiving some kind of state protection, the creation of a new centre for the protection of journalism in Italy has been widely welcomed. Read more

Creation of new centre hailed as a boost to press freedom

Press freedom violations persist in Calabria

Journalists in Calabria continue to be threatened because of their legitimate reporting on matters of public interest. Read more

Press freedom violations persist in Calabria

Twenty Italian journalists under state protection due to threats

In July, the Italian government confirmed that 20 journalists are under official protection because of threats faced in the course of their work. Read more

Twenty Italian journalists under state protection due to threats