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They were journalists and they died for the truth and for the readers - Magazine

2021-04-15T17:10:30.904Z

May, a black month for Italian journalists, in which seven of them lost their lives as shown in this chronology. And precisely in the week in which we publish this magazine, three anniversaries fall: Grilz and Polenghi were both killed on 19 May, respectively in 1987 and 2010, and Rocchelli on 24 May 2014.



Graziella

De Palo

, Italo

Toni

, Almerigo

Grilz

, Guido

Puletti

, Marco

Luchetta

with Alessandro

Ota

and Dario

D'Angelo

, Ilaria

Alpi

with Miran

Hrovatin

, Marcello

Palmisano

, Gabriel

Gruener

, Antonio

Russo

, Maria Grazia Cutuli, Raffaele Ciriello, Enzo Baldoni, Fabio Polenghi, Vittorio Arrigoni, Andrea Rocchelli and Simone Camilli.

From 1980 in Beirut to 2014 in Gaza, 19 journalists and TV operators were killed abroad because they carried out their work on the front line.

Their names are added to those of their nine colleagues killed by the mafias between 1960 and 1993:

Cosimo Cristina

,

Mauro De Mauro

,

Giovanni Spampinato

,

Giuseppe Impastato

,

Mario Francese

, a

Giuseppe Fava

,

Giancarlo Siani

,

Mauro Rostagno

,

Giuseppe Alfano

.

And to the two victims of terrorism of the years of lead, Carlo Casalegno and Walter Tobagi.

Thirty names for thirty different personal stories, but united by the same passion for journalism as a civil commitment.

Their stories are now collected together for the first time on the site They were looking for the truth created by

Ossigeno per l'Informazione (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SITE) 

and online from 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.

May is a black month for Italian journalists.

A month in which seven of them lost their lives, including Walter Tobagi on May 28th.

And precisely in the week in which we publish this magazine, three anniversaries fall: Grilz and Polenghi were both killed on 19 May, respectively in 1987 and 2010, and Rocchelli on 24 May 2014. To the two photojournalists Polenghi and Rocchelli, the first killed in Bangkok the second in Ukraine, some of the next pages will be dedicated.

In which you will also find the testimonies of Alberto Spampinato, president of Ossigeno and brother of Giovanni, and books to learn more. 

(thanks to the journalist Luciana Borsatti for the collaboration)

martino.iannone@ansa.it 

Source: ansa

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