Italy ranked 65th out of 122 countries in the 2015 Freedom House report on freedom of the press, in the “partially free” category. Threats, intimidations and legal actions brought against journalists contribute to this terrible result: Italy is among the last countries in Europe, 30th out of of 42 countries, just before Hungary. How strong is the censorship climate in Italy? And how much of this process is now so intertwined with the attitude of journalists that it leads them to a form of self-censorship? Has the crisis of trust in journalism as a whole augmented this phenomenon, making it difficult for the media to defend itself against attack?