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For the past 40 years Italian mafia reporters have been left alone. Once assassinated, they were often smeared. Impastato was depicted as a leftist terrorist who blew himself up to derail a train. Fava's murder was attributed to an irate lover or gambling debts. The smear campaigns involved corrupt magistrates, investigative police and complacent journalists- anything to take the spotlight off the mafia.

Times have changed. We're not leaving these courageous reporters alone. And as I said, Saviano is not the only one out there- nor is italy no longer the only country where reporters are murdered and smeared.

So every signature is a another voice.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue Oct 21st, 2008 at 09:21:41 AM EST
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