A blogger unfairly convicted of defamation

first_img RSF_en June 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A blogger unfairly convicted of defamation ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Italy Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemned a 13,500-euro sentence against blogger Roberto Mancini in fines, damages and costs imposed by a court in Val d’Aosta, in northern Italy on 26 May 2006, after local journalists brought a defamation suit.Mancini, 59, is suspected of creating a US-hosted blog in 2005 – Il Bolscevicostanco, which reports on local news in sarcastic and crude terms. Using the pseudonym, General Sukhov, he apparently wrote several articles directly attacking local figures.The case was brought by two journalists on regional newspaper Gazzetta Matin, Luca Mercanti and Christina Porta, the press officer for the Val d’Aosta regional chamber of trade and of a local firm, Pier Maria Minuzzo, and a webmaster, Marco Camilli.”The columns by-lined General Sukhov are certainly written in an extreme style, but the complainants were not able to show they were untrue,” the press freedom organisation said. “It looks like the blogger is being punished for his bad language and not because he posted false information, which is unacceptable. He was found responsible for comments posted on his blog by some of his readers, a decision which goes against European jurisprudence.”“This verdict could well have a negative effect on the Italian blogosphere, in pushing people running a blog into wrongly censoring messages posted by visitors,” said Reporters Without Borders.The organisation added that defamation complaints against journalists and bloggers should go before civil courts, and not as in the case, to a criminal court which could hand down prison sentences.Mancini, a former vice-president of the Val d’Aosta regional order of journalists for six years, was fined 3,000 euros, ordered to pay damages of 2,000 euros to each of the three complainants and 4,500 euros costs (13,500 euros in total).He will not have to pay unless the sum is confirmed on appeal. The verdict was based on Article 595 of the criminal procedure code applying to defamation but making no reference to the 1948 press law, a blogger not being considered a journalist in Italy.The verdict however requires that the “manager of a blog controls everything that is posted” and that, like a newspaper editor, “he has a duty to remove any messages which are offensive.”The judge said that the information posted on the blogs was partly true, but was not reported appropriately. Condemning the vulgar tone used by General Sukhov, he said “Mancini expresses himself in a manner best suited to a brothel.”————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org center_img RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more News News November 23, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

City of Pasadena’s New Permitting System Launches June 11

first_img Community News Government City of Pasadena’s New Permitting System Launches June 11 Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 1:55 pm The City of Pasadena is launching a new and improved permitting system on June 11, 2020. The new system, called Energov, will replace the current Tidemark system that has been utilized since 2001. Energov will improve online services, such as the ability to get current permit information throughout the plan check and inspection process, schedule inspections and make payments. This is the first phase of a project to develop a virtual permit center. The second phase of the project, expected to be completed in 2021, will give customers the ability to submit permit applications online.The implementation of the new system will limit Permit Center operations between June 4-10. During this time, the City will not be issuing permits or processing payments; however, inspections will continue to take place during regular business hours. Although operations will be limited, staff is available to answer your questions. Please utilize contacts below:• Building and Safety: [email protected] (preferred) or (626) 744-4200• Planning: (626) 744-6777• Code Compliance: (626) 744-8633Service Enhancements:• Schedule inspections online and receive a call/text/email confirmation with inspection window• Pay permit fees online with Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express• Track progress of building permit applications (e.g. plan check, inspections, fees)• Track progress of planning applications (e.g. review status, public meeting information, fees)Concurrent Plan Review:The City has implemented a concurrent plan review process. All plan check submittals will be reviewed by all required plan reviewers at the same time. This replaces the process whereby review of resubmittals are conducted solely by Building and Safety until approval and, thereafter, are reviewed by all other reviewers. The new process will provide a more timely and coordinated plan review. In addition, all corrections/comments for the plan review will now be provided in a consolidated report.New Requirements for Customers:• Effective June 11, all plan check submittals will require a digital copy of plans in PDF format on USB or CD.• Effective June 11, applicants are required to submit a written response to all plan check corrections/comments.Important Links:Access to Inspection Request Portal: www.cityofpasadena.net/Inspections(available June 8)Access to Energov Citizen Self-Service Portal: www.cityofpasadena.net/PermitCenterOnline (available June 8)Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News last_img read more

New 91 products proud holders of the label “Croatian island products”

first_imgOn Hvar, on May 26, 2018, the ceremony of awarding the label “Croatian island product” was held at the Arsenal Gallery in Hvar, and which was presented with plaques of the label “Croatian island product” (HOP) for 2018.The label “Croatian island product” can be awarded only to traditional and innovative products produced by island producers, awarded annually, in the form of plaques and models, to producers who have their headquarters on the islands and who make nominated products on the islands.This year, the label “Croatian island products” was awarded to 57 manufacturers for 91 products and production lines.The project was launched in 2007 with the intention of encouraging the production of original and quality island products, and so far 297 producers have received the Label, of which 26 eco-producers, 28 producers with a geographical indication and eight producers with a designation of origin, for 971 products and product lines with 24 islands.Our identity, history and culture are represented by products from 24 islands (Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Pag, Krk, Lastovo, Dugi Otok, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, Prvić, Ugljan, Mljet, Šolta, Žirje, Pašman, Iž, Murter , Olib, Kornat, Rava, Silba, Zlarin) and the Peljesac peninsula. These are food (wines, brandies, liqueurs, olive oils, cheeses, desserts, fish, salad marinades, jams, honey), cosmetics and clothing products, as well as souvenirs and intangible heritage.It is interesting to note that 20 percent of tourism revenues have just been generated on the islands. Namely, on the islands where every thirtieth inhabitant of Croatia lives, almost 26 million overnight stays were realized, ie a quarter of all overnight stays in the Republic of Croatia.last_img read more