Europe Worries Over Attacks on Journalists, Press Freedom

CASTELBUONO, Sicily (CN) – A Sicilian journalist’s house was searched last week by Italian authorities and his telephone and computer hard drives were combed over. What was his offense? He wrote an article in March revealing leaked details about a probe into alleged police misconduct in the investigation following one of Italy’s most troubling and murky crimes, the car bombing of an anti-mafia judge in 1992.

The search of Salvo Palazzolo’s house in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is just the latest troubling attack on press freedoms and journalists in Europe in the past year, media advocates say.

The wreckage of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia lies next to a road in the town of Mosta, Malta, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)

Nearly a year ago, on Oct. 16, 2017, investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was

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