Vices old and new of the Italian media. The evident impossibility of impartiality, little interest even in token objectivity, each and every media organisation – large or small, public or private – diligently and doggedly adhering to a given political agenda, journalists employed not as arbiters of fact but as mere press release mouthpieces, as much a part of the ossified and discredited establishment as the politicians and public figures they’re supposed to be keeping an eye on. Is this a fair assessment?

Ferdinando Giugliano and John Lloyd, authors of the book Eserciti di carta. Come si fa informazione in Italia (Paper armies. What news is in Italy) published by Feltrinelli in 2013, will be in conversation with Caterina Soffici.

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