29 May 2020 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 28 Apr 2020 n° 46/2020 Italy

Reporter Fabio Buonafiglio’s Car Set on Fire

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner IPI
Partner IPI
In the early hours of 22 April 2020, the car belonging to Fabio Buonofiglio, director of online Italian news platform AltrePagine.it, was set on fire near his house in the province of Corigliano. Buonofiglio, who has previously faced threats due to his work as a reporter, has for years published investigative stories about the operations of the 'Ndrangheta' organised crime group in the Calabria region. The fire broke out around 0.45 a.m. and required the fire brigade to extinguish the blaze. The car was completely destroyed. The fire also spread to a neighbour’s car parked close by and caused significant damage. Police have opened an investigation and are trying to identify suspects. The case is being treated as an act of intimidation. The Italian National Press Federation (FNSI) condemned the attack.
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29 May 2020
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