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Still on air: how 20 Greek TV workers are keeping the flag flying for independent public broadcasting

French journalists Erwan Manac’h and Marie Chambrial find a group of colleagues in Greece weary but in determined spirits and experimenting with a new type of broadcasting, as they continue on air 24/7 despite the forced closure of the ERT state TV a year ago. They were thought to be history when the government axed the signal in … Continue reading

Jean Jaurès: champion of peace, socialism and a genuinely free press

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / L’HUMANITE On July 31 1914 Jean Jaurès was assassinated. Today, French political movements of just about every colour are seeking to appropriate his memory. 100 years on, Patrick le Hyaric, editor of the French newspaper l’Humanité that was founded by the historic socialist leader puts the record straight about Jaurès, and … Continue reading

France’s L’Humanité: the secret of the radical daily’s success

Interview with l’Humanite editorial director Patrick Apel-Muller by Vittorio Bonanni Patrick Apel-Muller is a journalist of L’Humanité, he’s what in France is called the editorial director. A senior editor with some extra powers. So nearly a director, although formally this role is played by the Communist MEP Patrick Le Hyaric, but the latter must divide … Continue reading

Why Has Berlusconi Bounced Back?

Five reasons why the billionaire media magnate is back in the running for national elections in Italy later this month. Read the article in Counterpunch

The Return of Il Cavaliere and the Conflict of Interest

By Giuseppe Giulietti ‘Forced to stand again, so many have asked me.’ These were the last words of Silvio Berlusconi, or maybe the penultimate, as is his wont to change his mind in a matter of hours, if not minutes. Yet this time he told the truth, expressing what is always rumbling deep inside him. … Continue reading

Journalists at Italy’s L’Espresso magazine strike over cuts

Journalists from Italy’s L’Espresso magazine took strike action Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 November against a ‘heavy programme of cuts’ and to ‘protect the heritage of one of the leading titles in Italy for its history, prestige and quality.’ They criticised planned editorial staffing cuts – 12 out of a total of 40 journalists – saying … Continue reading

ll Manifesto – Happy 41st !

Il manifesto was founded April 28, 1971. But since February this year Italy’s not-for-profit independent communist daily has been on life support after state subsidies were cut. They haven’t given up. Since February, it launched a massive campaign it called “without end”. Hundreds of meetings, events and debates have been organised across the country. Many … Continue reading

OECD gives failed neo-liberal lessons to Italy

 Italy should privatise TV and utilities, weaken employment rights and remove other legal ‘barriers to competition’ and generally reduce the involvement of the state and government in the economy. This will ensure that an economic rebound is ‘more sustainable and fair.’ These are recommendations of the Paris-based organisation. As if countries like the UK or … Continue reading

Workers control in Greece: Eleftherotypia

The workers at Eleftherotypia have taken over one of the biggest and most prestigious Greek daily newspapers. In the words of one of the journalists More

Pregnant? You’re fired!

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / IL MANIFESTO You are a woman journalist, earning on average Euros 1200 a month for a ‘partnership’ lasting for a series of transmissions. Then you discover a ‘pregnancy clause’ in section 10 of the consultancy contract that the company offers to all freelancers. If you are to become pregnant, or … Continue reading

Is it arrivederci for il manifesto?

Italy’s radical left press, once thriving, is in danger of extinction. ‘Monti is succeeding where Berlusconi failed’ read a headline line in yesterday’s radical il manifesto newspaper. The depressing news announced by the communist title was that liquidators were coming in. The state subsidy that supports the non-profit making press had been cut so much by … Continue reading

Austerity threatens Europe’s Left press

A collapse in advertising, falling sales and cuts to subsidies to have taken their toll on left and progressive newspapers on the Continent, threatening media plurality at a time when alternative views on the impact and solution to the bankers’ debt crisis are crucial.   Italy Published since 1991, Liberazione, the newspaper of Italy’s Communist Refoundation … Continue reading

Monti Government: Different Style, Same Content (Italy Radical Press Review)

The Italian newspapers today were focused on the speech yesterday by new Italian PM to the Senate, Mario Monti, the upper house of parliament. Here’s a flavour of reactions from the radical press: Liberazione Editorial by Paolo Ferrero, Communist Refoundation “The programme presented to parliament is completely neo-liberal…It is the implementation, radicalised by European demands, … Continue reading

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