Talk:Censorship in Italy

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Italy freedom of speech ranking - citation needed[edit]

RSF, a non-profit organization. There is also a documentary on Italian TV system, which reports that Italy is ranked 77th in the world freedom of speech ranking (made by UN, I guess) Dproduzioni (talk) 11:46, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Can anti-defamation actions be considered censorship?[edit]

The following sub-section was deleted at 10:49 on 2 June 2011 by Tia solzago with the comment "Anti-defamation actions can't be considered censorship".

=== Anti-defamation actions ===
Several Italian politicians have promoted anti-defamation actions against journalist in 2004; in February of the same year, the journalist Massimiliano Melilli was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a 100,000 euros fine. But in the same year, also a politician, was arrested because of "defamation through the press" ("diffamazione a mezzo stampa"): was the case of it:Lino Jannuzzi, a senator of Berlusconi's party Forza Italia, who was found guilty of publishing an article where he claimed the existence of a secret international summit with judges and politicians plotting to have Silvio Berlusconi arrested. Jannuzzi, who confessed making the whole story up, was sentenced to a 2 years and 4 months of prison, but soon he received a Pardon ("Grazia") from the Italian Republic President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

I wonder if the sub-section should be restored? Anti-defamation actions against the press or others that result in or have the potential to result in prison sentences and/or large fines can certainly be used to intimidate and encourage self-censorship. In any case it would certainly be good if there were some citations associated with this text. Jeff Ogden (talk) 16:02, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

I found this in the Reporters Without Boarders "Press Freedom Barometer 2011 for Italy" (http://en.rsf.org/report-italy,111.html): "Defamation remains a crime and the right of access to public or private information is not in practice respected." So RWB at least has concerns about anti-defamation and Freedom of the Press. Jeff Ogden (talk) 16:29, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I restored an expanded "Anti-defamation actions" section, added several refs, and changed the substance of the information on Lino Jannuzzi to match the citations I found (I found nothing about his confession or the "secret international summit"). Jeff Ogden (talk) 02:23, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Pisanu Law — outdated information[edit]

The so-called Pisanu law, which made it hard to open wi-fi hotspots (but not impossible) has been abolished in 2011: http://daily.wired.it/news/politica/wi-fi-libero-tutti.html

As a side note... Starting from when, blocking child-pornography is considered censorship? o.O That's not censorship, it's a basic crime-fighting measure which is considered a de-facto standard in every part of the world. --TheLazza (talk) 13:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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