Over 300,000 at Italian press freedom protest

“A press freedom protest organised by the National Federation of the Italian Press, in the Italian capital Rome on Saturday, and which according to the organisers drew over 300,000 participants, was on the same day criticised by Italian public broadcaster Rai 1,” reports the International Press Institute.

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This week Italy’s Constitutional Court has overturned a law granting prime minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office.

Berlusconi’s lawyers have sued La Repubblica for allegedly defaming the prime minister by repeating its questions about his private life and political aspirations each day (

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