Italian Senate considers bill to increase prison time for defamation IPI slams measure veering further from international standards on free expressionA general view shows the Italian Senate in Rome, Italy February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Investigative journalism could soon become riskier business in Italy, with the country’s Senate set to consider a bill that would increase jail time for defaming public officials.
The Senate’s Justice Committee on May 3 unanimously approved a bill to elevate the maximum possible prison term for defamation by up to one-half when the alleged victim is a public, administrative or judicial official.
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