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Alert created on: 27 Apr 2018 n° 33/2018 Italy

Journalist Daniele Lupo slapped by former Minister

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner RSF EFJ/IFJ
Partner RSF EFJ/IFJ
Journalist Daniele Lupo was assaulted on 19 April 2018 in Rome. The journalist was slapped by former minister Mario Landolfi who was being asked a question about state payments allocated to former members of parliament, including the former minister.
Updates
05 Jun 2018
Mario Landolfi, former Italian minister of Communications, apologised during a TV broadcast for having slapped the journalist.
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19 Dec 2019
Reply from the Italian authorities (information provided by the Ministry of Interior)
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