12 Jun

Italy: Police search violates confidentiality of anti-mafia reporter’s sources

first_img ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Organized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last week’s police search of the home of SalvoPalazzolo, an investigative reporter who specializes in covering the Sicilian mafia andother criminal networks for the Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica. Palazzolo is accused of revealing, in an article in March, information about the investigation into the 1992 “Via d’Amelio bombing” in the Sicilian city of Palermo, which killed anti-mafia judge Paolo Borsellino and five of his police bodyguards and which is blamed on the Sicilian mafia. November 23, 2020 Find out more Palazzolo has been summoned to appear before the regional anti-mafia commission this week, amid a continuing outcry about the search of his home, in which he has received the support of all the media and journalistic organizations. Follow the news on Italy Help by sharing this information For years, Palazzolo has been writing about the many ploys allegedly used by the authorities to prevent the public from knowing if the mafia acted alone when they murdered Borsellino, or if they had accomplices within the police force.“We call on the relevant authorities to account for this grave violation of the confidentiality of a journalist’s sources,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “The core of an investigative reporter’s work is to provide the public with useful information. Journalists such as Salvo Palazzolo, whose professionalism is well established, must be able to continue investigating without being harassed by the authorities. They should never be treated like the criminals they are investigating.” Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Covering organized crime exposes journalists to deadly danger in Italy, which is ranked 46th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Around ten Italian journalists are currently receiving around-the-clock police protection because of the threats they have received in connection with their coverage of organized crime. News September 16, 2018 Italy: Police search violates confidentiality of anti-mafia reporter’s sourcescenter_img ItalyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Organized crimeJudicial harassmentViolence Receive email alerts Organisation Salvo Palazzolo / Facebook On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 19, 2020 Find out more Police searched Palazzolo’s home on 13 September on the orders of prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania as part of an investigation into a suspected leak violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation. They also examined the contents of his mobile phone and computer. RSF_en Newslast_img read more

4 Jun

#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16…

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with family Andrew Carey at the Limerick Count [email protected] Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan has taken the second Dail seat in the Limerick City constituency after receiving almost 3,500 transfer votes from the eliminated AAA candidate Cian Prendiville who was knocked out of the race on the fourth count.In a hotly contested constituency that has gone to the wire for the remaining two seats, Maurice Quinlivan praised the work of his team and thanked his supporters who are looking for a “progressive next government” after taking a total of 10,517 votes from the 46,761 valid ballot papers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with familyIn doing so, the newly elected TD had a surplus of 1,164 votes having reached the 9,353 quota on the fifth count.Three exiting TDs now remain in the hunt for the last two seats as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell battle for the Dail.With Michael Noonan now sitting on a total of 9,018, the Fine Gael stalwart is likely to take the third seat ahead of his party colleague Deputy O’Donnell with Jan O’Sullivan likely to retain her seat as she leads by 210 votes following the fifth count.Kieran O’Donnell is facing an election exit, but as the margin is so close, a nail-bitting finish is awaited. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking news#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16 in over 90 yearsBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2016 1048 Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedlimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Previous articleNeville joins O’Donovan and Collins as county #Limerick TDsNext article#WATCH #Limerick retains Jan and Noonan in #GE16 as O’Donnell loses out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more