In 2017, the prosecutor of Trapani, which investigated the alleged links between NGOs and human traffickers, intercepted the phone calls and monitored the movements of some journalists dealing with immigration in Libya. The news published it Tomorrow, who viewed a dossier drawn up by the Police and the Coast Guard. In this story there are some disturbing aspects that betray flaws in the methodology used so far by the Italian prosecutors who investigate the trafficking of human beings. The most obvious is there violation of the professional secrecy of journalists, aggravated by another consideration: if the investigators want to go back to the sources of the reporters to understand what is happening in Libya, it means that the Italian authorities have a serious shortage of informants in the country that should be “the courtyard of our house “.
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