79-year-old Italian editor given two-year jail term for libel
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On 9 June 2020, the Constitutional Court will hold a public hearing into criminal defamation legislation. Press freedom groups are urging the Court to abolish prison sentences as one crucial step towards reforming these laws.

Italy’s press freedom record is among the most problematic in Western Europe; it saw the sharpest increase in media freedom alerts recorded in 2018 according to the Council of Europe’s Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists.

Far right minister Matteo Salvini has made a second threat to withdraw the police detail protecting Saviano from mafia assassination attempts.