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BELLACIAO ATHENS: Media control and freedom of speech, Italy before and after Berlusconiby Open-Publishing - Thursday 4 May 2006
Thursday 4th of May from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at the ESF in Athens Room S 208
screening of of the Italian film by Sabina Guzzanti
followed by a debate on
"Media control and freedom of speech: Italy before and after Berlusconi"
organised by Collettivo Bellaciao with:
– Luciana Castellina (co-founder of Il Manifesto, author, reviewer)
– Gigi Sullo (director of the weekly Carta)
– Doriana Goracci (Women in Black, Bellaciao Italia)
– Cecchino Antonini (journalist, Liberazione)
– Angelo Mastrandrea (journalist, Il Manifesto)
– Giovanna Fassetta e Mariangela Casalucci, (Bellaciao UK)
The Italian documentary film, "Viva Zapatero! For that Pinch of Liberty that We Still Have," written and directed by Sabina Guzzanti, highlights the problem of censorship in Italy, freedom of expression and the hard life of Italy’s satirical authors mainly during the Berlusconi governement.
But this documentary is also a message for the next Italian government, an appeal to politicians to do what they promised during the electiotoral campaign. Guzzanti chose the title Viva Zapatero to remind all of us that the Spanish Prime Minister kept his promises, as all politicians in the world should do. It’s a simple thing, but in Italy it has become a difficult endeavor.
So, which is the way forward for Italy now that the April elctions have finally got rid of Mr Berlusconi’s government?
How can we avoid the same mistakes being repeated in other European countries?
Come and join in the debate!
Together we make a difference
Film and debate will be in Italian with English subtitles/translation