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Fonte: Organizzazione per la Sicurezza e la Cooperazione in Europa
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media urges
Italian Senate to drop law proposals restricting free flow of
VIENNA, 24 June 2009 - Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE Representative on
Freedom of the Media asked the Italian legislature today to drop two
planned legal provisions that would restrict freedom on the Internet
and reporting on court cases.
"The provisions fail to acknowledge several international media
freedom standards," Haraszti wrote in a letter to the President of the
Council of Ministers, the President of the Senate and the Justice
The proposal "on public security" would impose fines of up to 250,000
euros on Internet service providers that do not block materials
believed to instigate or glorify criminal acts. The lower house of the
Parliament voted in May to delete this provision, but the final
version is still to be announced by the Senate.
A draft law "on telephone surveillance and electronic eavesdropping",
approved on 11 June by the lower house, would prohibit public
references to any documents related to court proceedings or police
investigations prior to the conclusion of preliminary
investigations. Violators would face imprisonment up to five years.
"The draft does not provide for exemptions for cases where the
published information was in the public interest. Neither does it
differentiate between the officials leaking information and those
passing it on or publishing it," Haraszti said.
"These deficiencies are inadmissible in a democracy that acknowledges
the citizens' right to know."
Haraszti stressed that information - even sometimes leaked by
officials - may play an important role in the fight against
"The passing of such information should not be punished, provided
there is the defence of having acted in 'good faith', that is, in the
public interest," he said. Haraszti asked the Senate to follow the
suggestions of the lower house regarding the draft law on public
security, and to bring the draft law on telephone surveillance and
electronic eavesdropping in line with OSCE commitments and European
press freedom standards.
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