Meet his mother without feeling that she is scared: this is one of the many things Italian journalist Roberto Saviano is missing of his previous life and his wish list is quite long.
Saviano, 38, has been living under police protection for now over 10 years. He started receiving death threats following the publication in 2006 of the over 10 million copy best-seller “Gomorra” in which he reported about Mafia’s business system in Italy.
His case shocked the whole country. Court cases and investigations against Mafia bosses took many of them to jail based on Gomorra’s revelations. But Saviano’s case is not rare in Italy.
“Six Italian journalists are still under round-the-clock police protection because of death threats, mostly from the mafia or fundamentalist groups. The level of violence against reporters (including verbal and physical intimidation and threats) is alarming”, according to Reporters Without Borders’ report.
Recently Italian journalist Federica Angeli had to face Armando Spada, member of the Mafia clan Spada, but this time in a courtroom. Five years ago, Angeli decided to report Spada to the authorities after having witnessed a multiple attempted murder.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر