Italy: MFRR partners condemn summons of RAI presenter Sigfrido Ranucci

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and other partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today condemn the summoning of Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) presenter Sigfrido Ranucci by the Parliamentary Committee for the general direction and supervision of radio and TV broadcasting. We see this summons as another intimidation practice targeting an independent investigative TV programme, whose reporting has been critical of a number of members of the current government.  Our organisations also urge the Italian Parliament to guarantee the independence of the Italian public service broadcaster (RAI) and halt unjustified political interference on its journalistic output. On 25 … Continue reading Italy: MFRR partners condemn summons of RAI presenter Sigfrido Ranucci