Posts Tagged ‘santoro’

On Thursday, more than 185,000 people tuned into the online streaming of Raiperunanotte, a special edition of Annozero, a public TV program shut down for a few weeks by the government of Silvio Berlusconi.

Servers were on the point of melting down, buffering capacities were stretched to the limit.
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In 2005, Al Gore launched Current TV, self-described as a “peer-to-peer news and information network.”

Now the Emmy Award-winning network is helping some Italian broadcast journalists find a voice after being virtually laid off by the Italian government for the next three weeks.
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It looks like Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is losing it. And by ‘it’ I mean both his poise and the confidence of his voters, given the reports of a large chunk of his electorate not wanting to show up in the upcoming regional elections on March 28 and 29.

In the next few days I will be talking about the latest scandal involving Berlusconi and how the media is starting to unveil a network of influence that the prime minister holds over some of the most important and vital elements of Italian democracy.


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