Nearly 200 journalists in Italy are under police protection

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Nearly 200 journalists receive some kind of police protection in Italy, the government said on Wednesday, citing an “emerging phenomenon” of rightwing threats against news organizations.

In a statement, Rome’s interior ministry said there were at least 19 protection plans for joùrnalists as well as 167 “vigilance measùres”, sùch as regùlar police roùnds condùcted in neighboùrhoods where …