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Italy - Reporter's car is chased and rammed while he is guarded by police

Reporters without borders
Investigative journalist Lirio Abbate's car was pursued and rammed last week in Rome although his police bodyguards were with him at the time. Abbate, who is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “information heroes,” is well known for his coverage of the mafia. It was not the first time he has been the victim of an act of intimidation. A reporter for the newsweekly L'Espresso and an information heroe for Reporters Without Borders, Abbate has had police protection since 2007 because of the (...)

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