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Sameer Padania 2013/04/09
So the long-standing debate about the independence of Italy’s public broadcaster, RAI – addressed in Mapping Digital Media: Italy, and by the Open Media Coalition, Italy’s media reform movement – has now received the Grillo treatment.
Italian comedian Beppe Grillo last … Read more
Guest Post 2012/05/29
Tags: Advertising, Broadcasting, Citizen Media, Collections, Community Media, digital media, Italy, Mapping Digital Media, Media Consumption, New Media, Ownership, Public Media, Radio, Social Media, Spectrum, Television
On 24 April, the Italian government, led by Prime Minister Mario Monti, moved to change the country’s system for allocating television frequencies. It jettisoned the so-called “beauty contest” method saying it would have done little to open the market to … Read more
Tags: Advertising, Broadcasting, Citizen Media, Community Media, Democracy, discussion, Europe, Frontline, Italy, Media Consumption, Media Law, New Media, Ownership, Panel discussion, politics, Public Media, Silvio Berlusconi
The Open Society Foundations and the Reuters Institute in association with Frontline Club will discuss the future of the media in Italy after Berlusconi. On 12 November, the longest-serving post-war Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi resigned after … Read more
Marius Dragomir 2011/10/18
I’m in Rome, where the Mapping Digital Media: Italy report has been launched. I participated, with MDM researchers Borbála Tóth from Hungary and Roberto Belicanec from Macedonia, in a debate moderated by Eurovisioni’s Luciana Castellina. [Update: the report is also now … Read more
Digital terrestrial television was introduced in Italy in 2001. The switch-off of analog broadcasting started in 2009 and is based on the progressive “digitization” of regional areas. The deadline for the definitive switch-over from analog to digital broadcasting is set … Read more
By Paolo Mancini
Television coverage of the Marcegaglia case demonstrated the traditional partisanship of Italian news media: this is what the new report by the Osservatorio di Pavia shows.
This coverage also confirms two other deeply rooted habits of Italian journalism. … Read more
Mark Thompson 2011/09/20
The political capture of national television news in Italy has been alleged and debated for many years. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi dominates broadcasting to a degree that is unique in western Europe and has few parallels anywhere on the continent.
He … Read more