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Dear valued reader, The Italian insider Chief Editor John Phillips will appear in the Rome Tribunal on June 12 on charges of 'tarnishing the image' of the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and four of its executives through a press campaign of articles exposing nepotism and corruption at the UN agency. We face legal and legal translation costs of thousands of euros that threaten to drive the newspaper out of business.  

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Details of the court case against John Phillips, under which he may receive a prison sentence. Four out of five plaintiffs are seeking civil damages. FAO chef de cabinet Mario Lubetkin has demanded not less than 100,000 euros. http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/6234

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Italian Insider editor John Phillips