On 12 November the longest-serving post-war Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi resigned after losing his majority and public support. While no longer Prime Minister, he continues to control one half of the countries terrestrial TV market and his company Media Set is a big player in the print and advertising sectors. What will Berlusconi’s influence be and will he still be able to shape the agenda through his party and media ownership? The Frontline Club will be bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the future of the media in Italy.
How will the channels he owns fair now he doesn’t have a hand in legislative decisions that affect them and what control will he wield over state funded channels? Join them to discuss the future of his media empire and the prospects of Italy or the EU bringing in legislation to break up his media empire and prevent such a monopoly existing.
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