Category Archives: Italy

Italy: The Republic of Ideas

by Gabby LaVerghetta This week the Italian newspaper La Repubblica will host a national conference called Repubblica delle Idee (Republic of Ideas) in Bologna. The event starts today and runs through June 17. The conference’s theme is change for the … Continue reading

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Italy’s TV Made of Words

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez For many years, Italian television has had a pretty bad reputation. Discussions about the small screen in Italy often end up highlighting concerns about, for example, the political consequences of concentrated media ownership,  or the representation of … Continue reading

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Europe: Are the Media Framing Italy’s Mario Monti for Success or Failure?

by Gabby LaVerghetta The newest international cover of TIME features Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. The text below his face poses the daunting question: “Can this man save Europe? That’s a pretty tall order for one man. Monti, a longtime … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre’s Flood Reveals the Power of Non-Traditional News Sources

by Jessica Andrews The five villages that make up the Cinque Terre, one of Italy’s hidden treasures, were hit extremely hard by floods on October 25. But there has been little to no news coverage of this tragedy in the … Continue reading

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Italy: The Economic Crisis Pushes Berlusconi Out

by Gabby LaVerghetta Silvio Berlusconi, or il Cavaliere as he’s mockingly referred to in Italy, stepped down today.   This week, he agreed to resign as prime minister after losing his majority in Italy’s Parliament. He left  after both legislative … Continue reading

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