Foreign journalists receive death threats

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today at death threats made to seven American and Israeli media correspondents in recent days, supposedly by left-wing extremists including the Red Brigades.”These threats must be taken seriously, even if they do not turn out to be from the Red Brigades,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Italian interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu. “We urge you to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of these journalists.”At least seven foreign media correspondents in Rome and Milan have received threats by letter or anonymous phone calls in the past two weeks, saying they will be murdered if they do not leave the country before 30 October. The handwritten letters contained references to the Red Brigades (a far-left group that has attacked and killed prominent figures since the 1970s) and announced “global war against Zionist-Anglo-American terrorism.”Police say the Red Brigades probably did not write the letters, which they called not credible. The threatened journalists have chosen not to reveal themselves. December 2, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Italy October 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists receive death threats November 23, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive ItalyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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