Tag Archives: Silvio Berlusconi

Italy after Berlusconi: What now for media freedom?

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


Italian media: who changes the guard?

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


Analyzing the ‘Italian anomaly’ in television news

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