Scoop by Il Fatto Quotidiano

Italy’s newest, and possibly, most independent national newspaper created a scoop yesterday by claiming that Italy’s Prime Minister Berlusconi had been attempting to have TV shows critical of him summarily removed from Italy’s airwaves.

Il Fatto Quotidiano

For some reason I woke up early today. What to do? Why take the dog out, and grab a coffee at my local bar, of course. I also managed to lay my hands on today’s edition of Il Fatto Quotidiano, which leads with a headline stating that Italy’s Justice Minister Angelino Alfano is under investigation for alleged abuse of office.

Il Fatto Quotidiano – First Impressions

The first edition of Il Fatto Quotidiano, Italy’s newest daily, sold like hot cakes yesterday. All 150,000 copies had disappeared by about 7 or 8 am on the day of the newspaper’s official launch.

Santoro Sides with Hamas

Michele Santoro runs a political chat show on the RAI television channel. The show, Annozero, is often controversial and has rubbed Italy’s sensitive politicians the wrong way on more than one occasion.

Is Press Freedom about to be Limited in Italy?

Not too long ago, in fact just after Berlusconi won the elections, I spoke to a journalist who works for a major Italian newspaper, and this journalist told me that he and many of his colleagues were worrying about clamp downs on press freedom in Italy. Well, it’s looking as though this hack’s fears were […]

The Dark Side of the UK, and the Free Press

The Times in England was one of the papers to have written an article stating that Italy is in a bit of a mess at the moment. In some ways, this article was a little bit of the pot calling the kettle black, as the old saying goes.  Indeed, if you take a look at […]