Italian Satire Gets the Boot

Friday, April 28, 2006


Barely a week into his new job, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is already under pressure to rewrite the media ownership laws that allowed outgoing P.M. Silvio Berlusconi to build a media empire. Berlusconi kept a tight leash on the media, and often fired journalists, commentators, and even satirists not to his liking. Megan Williams reports from Rome on the troubled past and future prospects of political satire on Italian TV.

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