Transcript for Amanda Knox returns to Italy
Amanda Knox is back in Italy. The country that once imprisoned her in a sensational case full of twists and turns and she's telling her story to those working to free people wrongly put behind bars. ABC's Julia Macfarlane joins us from our London bureau with good morning, Julia. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. Amanda Knox said that she had decided against doing any media interviews ahead of her appearance at the summit in Italy saying she wanted her speech to speak for itself. Reporter: This morning, an emotional Amanda Knox back in the spotlight and speaking only in Italian in a discussion on the media's impact on trials. Her mother sitting in the very front row. Knox returning to Italy Thursday for the first time since finally being acquitted in 2015. Joined by her mother and her fiance Christopher Robinson. A scrum of reporters and photographers greeting her as she began her controversial visit. The 31-year-old describing what she went through and the sensational coverage of the case including her infamous media nickname. Foxy knoxy. Reporter: But Knox saying while forced narratives can undermine justice the media can also have the power amplify the truth calling journalists the first line of defense against authorities. Police arrested Knox in 2007 accusing the exchange student from Seattle and her then boyfriend of killing Knox's roommate British student Meredith Kercher in a so-called sex game gone wrong. Two appellate court trials and two Italian supreme court decisions later Knox was eventually found not guilty in 2015 after she had spent nearly four years in prison. The courts ordering Italy to pay her about $20,000 for not providing her access to a lawyer and translator during police questioning. Well, Amanda Knox visibly emotional there this morning receiving praise and applause from the conference but her visit is not without controversy. The family of Meredith Kercher slamming her return as inappropriate and painful. The family lawyer accusing Knox of seeking attention. Whit. Seeing her back there in Italy. Julia Macfarlane for us, thank you so much, we appreciate it.
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