This week, the editors and journalists of various Italian newspapers, including those from Silvio Berlusconi's own media, published a joint statement sounding a warning over what will happen in Italy if the notorious "gag" law on wire-tapping is passed by the senate. At the time of writing, a commission is discussing the draft law, so we cannot exclude any dramatic last-minute turn of events.
How did this situation come about? For two reasons, a criminal one and a political one.
The first concerns the ongoing investigation into the so-called "Bertolaso gang", which led to the recent resignation of the industry minister, Claudio Scajola.… Seguir leyendo »