06 Aug 2018 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 06 Aug 2018 n° 79/2018 Italy

Journalist Enrico Nascimbeni Attacked with a Knife in Milan

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CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
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Italian journalist, writer and anti-fascist activist Enrico Nascimbeni was attacked by two men armed with a knife on 1st August 2018, in front of his apartment’s door in Milan. The attackers clearly intended to hurt him in the face. The journalist, however, was hit in the arm, while trying to protect himself. One of the two men allegedly shouted "communist scum" before leaving. The victim, who had already received several threats by email and on social networks, has stated that he lodged a complaint.
06 Aug 2018
OSCE Representative for media freedom calls for swift and effective investigation.
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