From the Cartabia reform to FCA bribes, so the news disappears. On newsstands FQ MillenniuM stories of censorship and self-censorship

From the Cartabia reform to FCA bribes, so the news disappears. On newsstands FQ MillenniuM stories of censorship and self-censorship
From the Cartabia reform to FCA bribes, so the news disappears. On newsstands FQ MillenniuM stories of censorship and self-censorship

Really the European Union has promoted the justice reform of Marta Cartabia, as they argued Republic, The sun 24 hours e the newspaper? And he never really sounded an alarm about the delay of the Conte government in presenting its plans for the Recovery Plan, as he headlined on the front page Republic? Fake news keeps the headlines in the newspapers, while many real news disappear, or are compressed into internal blurbs. Like the family name Benetton from the first chronicles of the collapse of Morandi bridge in Genoa. Or the convictions on appeal for external competition in mafia association of two important politicians, Nicola Cosentino e Antonio D’Alì. Then there are the elastic news: they are given when they damage an opponent, they hide to favor a friend. Remember the summer 2020 headlines on the school unprepared to return to class in the Covid emergency? In the summer of 2021 the situation is the same, but the government is “the best” and the tone becomes much more conciliatory.

These and other events are reconstructed on FQ MillenniuM, the monthly directed by Peter Gomez, in the issue on newsstands from Saturday 11 September dedicated to censorship and self-censorship in information and publishing. A few examples? “A shore from the EU to the Cartabia project”, headlines Republic on July 21. On the same line The sun e The newspaper. The starting point is the European Union’s 2021 Rule of Law report. But just go and read it to discover that the document covers the period September 2020-July 2021, and only in July the reform wanted by the Draghi government saw the light in the Council of Ministers. The report deals with the law signed by his predecessor, the 5-star Alfonso Bonafede. And it promotes its reform of the prescription, precisely the fundamental point that the Cartabia intends to modify. And when two highly influential and highly interviewed magistrates, Nicola Gratteri e Federico Cafiero De Raho, having been heard by the Commission, they reject the reform without appeal, they find no space on any front page except above Daily fact.

The news that annoys the powerful is at risk of disappearance. August 17th Fiat Chrysler Usa negotiated a $ 30 million fine in the United States for bribing trade unionists between 2009 and 2016, thus obtaining special attention in the negotiations for the renewal of the employment contract. Not a line in the newspaper The Republic, owned by the Gedi group, controlled by the Agnelli family. The site writes about it on August 19, with a title that is certainly not immediate: “FCA-trade unions, the case of payments to the UAW (the union in question, ed) ends with a penalty of 30 million”. The Corriere della Sera chooses a “foot” on page 30, in the Economics section, citing “the Uaw case”, an acronym completely unknown to the Italian public. Too bad, because in the short text of the article it can be read that “this case marks one of the most serious violations of trade union laws in the history of the United States”. Not a line up Press. And Messenger. The poster e Daily fact are the newspapers that give more prominence to the news.

And if the news appears instead of disappearing, thanks to investigative journalistic work? Then they end up under attack by politics, not only with often reckless complaints, but with appeals to guarantors and even the TAR, as the conductor of Report Siegfried Ranucci. The monthly reconstructs the most striking political assaults on investigative journalism through the Rai Supervisory Commission, often used to try to intimidate reporters and public service reporters. In Supervision it happens that Maurizio Gasparri ask a question to ask the Tg1 why did not give news of “a serious accident on a scooter” or that the Renziano Michele Anzaldi present one on the “overruns” of White paper to the detriment of Night line. Then when an in-depth study calls into question a leader or a political party, the attack on the white weapon is triggered. For example against Report in the match bet Renzi-Manicini at the motorway restaurant or against Tg1 for an investigation into the leaks of the Lombardy region in emergency management Covid. Primo Di Nicola, who became vice president of the Supervisory Commission for the 5 stars after a life as a political journalist, writes his experience from the inside on FQ MillenniuM. And calls for the abolition of the Commission.

Read the full inquiries on the new issue of FQ MillenniuM on newsstands from Saturday 11 September

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