Italian Insider legal defense fund

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Italian Insider Chief Editor John Phillips is appealing for donations to help pay legal costs in a press freedom battle at the Rome Tribunal court against the FAO to prevent the UN agency silencing the English-language newspaper's unique reporting on corruption and mismanagement.

Phillips faces a possible prison sentence and hundreds of thousands of euros in civil damages if he is convicted  in the defamation case brought against him by the FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, for allegedly tarnishing the image of the FAO through the newspaper's investigative reporting.

 The Insider is appealing for readers and well wishers to donate, anonymously if they wish, to help the Insider cover legal and legal translation costs of thousands of euros in the case being heard next at the Rome Tribunal court on Jan. 15, 2019 at 12 a.m. 

 The attack on the newspaper by the FAO threatens to drive the Insider out of business, land Phillips in prison under Italy's antiquated libel laws and set a dangerous precedent in preventing reporting on wrongdoing within the United Nations.
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Nice going on all the fabulous support from our donors and readers, my trial at the Rome Tribunal today was adjourned until January, next year. So we have raised the target to 3000 euros to help meet our costs of fighting on until then, fond wishes from all the Insiders!
John Phillips
Editor
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Brilliant work, friends, we have reached our minimum goal of 2000 euros with time to spare before I go on trial on Thursday! So we have raised the bar to just 2500 euros so that more of you wellwishers can express your support in our battle for press freedom. Best rgrds
John Phillips
Editor in chief
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Nice going, we are now past our half way target for the Italian Insider legal defense fund, keep up the good work please with more donations flowing in ... Best rgrds
John Phillips
Editor in chief
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