23 October 2003

Alert

Shots fired at journalist's home in Sardinia


Incident details

Giovanni Maria Sedda

journalist(s)

This is available in:

English Français
(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has condemned an attack in the early hours of 21 October 2003 on the home of journalist Giovanni Maria Sedda in Gavoi, a village near Nuoro in Sardinia. Six shots were fired at the front door just before 1:00 a.m. (local time). Sedda was at home, but neither he nor anyone else was hurt.

Stressing that the attack could have had serious consequences, RSF called on the local authorities to do everything possible to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

Sedda, the correspondent in Nuoro for the Sardinian daily "La Nuova Sardegna", told RSF he was sure the attack was an act of intimidation linked to his work. He recently wrote about a brawl that took place during a party in Gavoi on the night of 11 October in which a group of drunken individuals stabbed a man. A witness's car was later vandalised. People in the village held a march against violence on 20 October.



Source

Reporters Without Borders
47, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris, France
rsf (@) rsf.org


Fax:+33 1 45 23 11 51
Italy
 
More from Italy
  • Freedom on the Net 2017: Italy

    Amid growing scrutiny over surveillance software sales to government agencies and repressive regimes, Italy took some steps to limit the export of surveillance technologies to countries with poor human rights records

  • Freedom of the Press 2017: Italy

    Watchdogs raised alarm about a controversial cyberbullying bill that was approved by the House of Deputies in October, noting that its broad definitions and stiff penalties could be used to curb the exercise of free speech online.

  • Freedom of the Press 2016: Italy

    In December, lawmakers adopted a reform of the public broadcaster’s governance structure that was expected to reduce the influence of parliamentary parties.