• Short Summary

    Newspaper, news agency, radio television journalists, print workers and newsvendors throughout Italy went on a 24 hour strike on Wednesday, The unions said the news blackout, which began at 0700 Wednesday and lasted till 0700 thursday aimed at urging the government to ensure employment and to safeguard the newspaper industry.

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    Newspaper, news agency, radio television journalists, print workers and newsvendors throughout Italy went on a 24 hour strike on Wednesday, The unions said the news blackout, which began at 0700 Wednesday and lasted till 0700 thursday aimed at urging the government to ensure employment and to safeguard the newspaper industry.

    The groups connected with the news information business are also demanding rapid reform of laws regulating the publishing industry, the application of reforms voted by parliament last year to renew/update rai broadcasting activities . They are also urging for a ruling by parliament on the activities of the numerous private televisions and radio stations which have sprung up in the last year.

    Ironically the public was not able to buy newspapers on the day of the funeral of Carlo Casalegno, assistant editor of Turin's "La Stampa" , who died tuesday as a result of bullet wounds inflicted by the terrorist group, The red Brigades, in an ambush shooting two weeks ago.

    Groups connected with the news business had also struck last week in solidarity the plight of many journalists , who are currently the favourite targets of extremist groups .

    In a communique issued last night the groups on strike urged to the government to protect journalists' right to print the news without fear of ambush attacks .

    Although many journalists have been the target of these terrorist attacks, they had always been shot in the legs. When the Brigades attacked Casalegno , in aim to kill, they left a message indicating that "from now on we will aim at the head." Casalegno died as a result of head wounds .

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6TR4VSZN4ZI3A940HKU47JEUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TR4VSZN4ZI3A940HKU47JEUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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