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Le notizie sulla stampa internazionale hanno un tono che non lascia dubbi sull’importanza degli argomenti che meno appassionano i direttori dei telegiornali italiani. Su GoogleNews i richiami alle vicende del primo ministro italiano sono 870 in questo momento. La più recente è la notizia Reuters che riguarda il suggerimento di non fare pubblicità sulla Repubblica.

L’Espresso calls in lawyers on Berlusconi remarks

Reuters – Deepa BabingtonDanilo Masoni – ‎2 hours ago‎
MILAN, June 24 (Reuters) –
Italy’s Editoriale L’Espresso said it is considering suing Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi for urging an advertising boycott of its La
Repubblica daily, prompting the premier to call the publishing group

Berlusconi denies paying for sex

Aljazeera.net – ‎5 hours ago‎
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime
minister, has denied allegations he paid prostitutes to attend parties
at his official residences. “I have never paid a woman,” Berlusconi
told Chi magazine, in an interview published on Wednesday.

Berlusconi’s Italy shows a strange type of feminism

Times Online – Lucia Annunciata – ‎11 hours ago‎
Anyone who has been following
the continuing saga of Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister,
with its tales of Sicilian yachts, Roman villas, call girls and
construction contracts, might well conclude that Italy is the land that
feminism forgot.

Silvio Berlusconi claims he is target of conspiracy

Telegraph.co.uk – Nick Squires – ‎6 hours ago‎
Silvio Berlusconi has claimed a
call girl who says she was paid to attend one of his parties is being
manipulated by shadowy forces intent on damaging his political career.
By Nick Squires in Rome In his first direct response to claims that he

Berlusconi: ‘I’ve never paid a woman’

CNN International – ‎11 hours ago‎
(CNN) — Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi has refuted allegations that he paid prostitutes to
attend parties he hosted at his various homes. Last month it was
announced Silvio Berlusconi and his wife Veronica Lario are to divorce.

Berlusconi denies paying for women

PRESS TV – ‎11 hours ago‎
Italian Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi, who strives to weather the recent scandal surrounding his
personal life, denies ever paying a woman for sex as he faces growing
political pressure. Berlusconi told the gossip magazine Chi in an

Italian prime minister says model lied

United Press International – ‎5 hours ago‎
US President Barack Obama (R)
meets with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the Oval Office
of the White House on 15 June 2009. The two leaders met in advance of
the G8 summit which will be held in Italy next month.

Silvio Berlusconi: the parties, the trinkets, the cash

Times Online – Lucy Bannerman – ‎Jun 21, 2009‎
He has made no secret of his
love of women but the sex scandal surrounding Silvio Berlusconi is now
threatening to topple him, as more claims emerge of the systematic
recruitment of young women paid to attend private parties at his homes
in Rome and

Academic women fight back against ‘sexist’ Silvio Berlusconi

Times Online – Richard Owen – ‎Jun 22, 2009‎
Wives of the world leaders due
to attend next month’s G8 summit in Italy should boycott the meeting
because of Silvio Berlusconi’s “sexist” and “offensive” attitude to
women, a group of Italian female academics has said. A number of wives,

One night in Silvio Berlusconi’s ‘harem’

Times Online – John Follain – ‎Jun 20, 2009‎
ON the night of Barack Obama’s
election as US president last November, Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian
prime minister, threw a candlelit dinner party for three beautiful
women at Palazzo Grazioli, his luxurious residence in Rome. One of the

New Berlusconi inquiry as showgirl says she was paid to attend party

Times Online – Richard Owen – ‎Jun 17, 2009‎
Silvio Berlusconi was embroiled
in fresh controversy yesterday as prosecutors opened an inquiry into
allegations that showgirls were paid to attend parties at his villa in
Sardinia and his residence in Rome. ANSA, the Italian news agency,

Italy’s Berlusconi hit by female escort allegations

Reuters – Philip Pullella – ‎Jun 18, 2009‎
ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi, fresh from a controversy over his
friendship with an 18 year-old woman, is now defending himself from
allegations that female escorts were paid to attend parties at his

Supporters predict Silvio Berlusconi will survive run-off elections

Times Online – Richard Owen – ‎Jun 21, 2009‎
In any other G8 country a prime
minister embroiled in allegations about the procurement of call girls
and suspected of spending the night with one of them would resign or be
forced out. In Italy, supporters of Silvio Berlusconi predict that he

Berlusconi denies ever paying for sex

Reuters – Deepa BabingtonGavin Jones – ‎Jun 23, 2009‎
ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied ever paying a woman for sex, as
he faces growing political pressure over lurid allegations that he
slept with a female escort who was paid to attend his parties.

Berlusconi scandal turns from yachts and glamour to mean streets

Times Online – ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
From the billionaire’s
playground on the Sardinian coast, the scandal threatening the
leadership of Silvio Berlusconi has dripped south to the mean streets
of Bari. Revelations have moved attention beyond the yacht decks and
private villas of the Costa

Berlusconi defiant as pressure grows over scandal

Reuters – Deepa Babington – ‎Jun 21, 2009‎
ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime
Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday brushed off pressure over
allegations female escorts were paid to attend his parties and sought
to focus on his government’s plans for the next year.

Berlusconi scandal: commentators dare to mention the other B word

Times Online – Richard Owen – ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
Could the claims emerging daily
against Silvio Berlusconi leave him open to the kind of persuasion that
makes holding political office impossible? Would he be tempted to cut a
deal to suppress them? Even his friends on the Right are starting to

Italy Government Set To Grant Tax Breaks To Companies

Wall Street Journal – ‎Jun 22, 2009‎
ROME (Dow Jones)–With tax
revenue holding up despite the recession, the Italian government is set
to grant tax breaks to companies that reinvest any profit in their
business, a government official said Monday. To help counter the worst

Sleaze threatens to topple Silvio Berlusconi as friends warn over

Telegraph.co.uk – Nick Squires – ‎Jun 21, 2009‎
He has fought off accusations of
corruption and survived a stream of verbal gaffes, but now a perfect
storm of sleaze is threatening to topple the formerly unassailable
Silvio Berlusconi. By Nick Squires in Rome An apparently unstoppable
torrent of

Silvio Berlusconi keeps smiling as sex scandal gets deeper by the day

guardian.co.uk – ‎Jun 22, 2009‎
If Silvio Berlusconi fears four
years of being a lame duck prime minister as a result of the sex
scandal engulfing him, he was not showing it at the weekend as he went
on a walkabout in Milan, kissing babies, discussing which AC Milan
players he might

Call girl challenges Berlusconi to prove she is lying about sex at

Daily Mail – Nick Pisa – ‎1 hour ago‎
A call girl has challenged
Silvio Berlusconi to prove she was lying about his alleged sexual
encounters after he claimed opponents had concocted a sex scandal to
topple him from power. Berlusconi, 72, has been under intense pressure

Silvio Berlusconi’s parties: Italian prosecutors to question 30 women

Telegraph.co.uk – Nick Squires – ‎Jun 22, 2009‎
Up to 30 young women will be
questioned by Italian prosecutors as part of an investigation into the
alleged procuring of prostitutes for parties held by the prime
minister, Silvio Berlusconi, it has been reported. By Nick Squires in
Rome The women,

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

New York Times – Maureen Dowd – ‎10 hours ago‎
Our president is positively
monkish compared with Silvio Berlusconi, whose Vesuvial vices spurred a
trio of women academics in Italy to write an “Appeal to the First
Ladies.” It urges Michelle Obama and other wives of world leaders to
boycott next

Silvio Berlusconi faces claims that women were ‘paid to be at parties’

Telegraph.co.uk – Nick Squires – ‎Jun 17, 2009‎
The Italian authorities are
investigating claims young women were paid to attend parties at Silvio
Berlusconi’s private residences, it emerged yesterday. By Nick Squires
In Rome The women were allegedly recruited by two businessmen brothers
to be at

Silvio Berlusconi triumphs in Italy’s elections despite allegations

Telegraph.co.uk – Nick Squires – ‎Jun 23, 2009‎
Silvio Berlusconi enjoyed a
resounding victory in provincial elections after Italians overlooked
the allegations of sleaze swirling around the Italian prime minister.
By Nick Squires in Rome The scandal surrounding Silvio Berlusconi is

Silvio Berlusconi told to face showgirl inquiry or quit

guardian.co.uk – Fiona Winward – ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
Despite a growing number of
calls for him to reveal all or resign, Silvio Berlusconi today insisted
he had no intention of answering questions about allegations that paid
escorts attended parties at his homes. The embattled Italian prime
minister even

One of Berlusconi’s ‘girls’ speaks out

BBC News – ‎Jun 18, 2009‎

Silvio Berlusconi defiant as escort scandal grows

guardian.co.uk – ‎Jun 21, 2009‎
Silvio Berlusconi today promised
he would “hang tough” in the face of a growing scandal over the alleged
procurement of women for his social events, as a third woman stepped
forward to confirm details of the night last November on which he

Man apologizes to Berlusconi for party scandal

The Associated Press – ‎Jun 21, 2009‎
ROME (AP) — A businessman who
recruited young women to attend parties at Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s
homes has apologized to the premier for having contributed to a new
scandal. Giampaolo Tarantini also said in a statement late Saturday to
Italian new

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  • L’aspetto che mi rimane incredibile da credere della vicenda, sono tutti gli errori uno dietro l’altro nel gestirla. Siamo riusciti in due settimane a spazzare via ogni stereotipo di vecchia data sull’Italia, d’ora in poi saremo solo i festaglioli che se ne fregano di tutto per la stampa. Per i comuni mortali saremo festaglioli e basta.
    Magari ci invitano anche ma per invitarli con magic italy qualche sorriso in faccia tocca prenderselo.

  • A parte l’assurdità della vicenda di un TG nazionale che ignora per giorni uno scandalo del genere, c’è un aspetto interessante: il caso è un buon esperimento per vedere quanto penetrano i mezzi di informazione non main-stream (e in questo purtroppo in Italia c’è da metterci anche i giornali, che tirano sotto il milione di copie) e il web, visto che c’è una separazione netta tra chi ha avuto l’informazione e chi no.

  • Concordo con Fabrizio, è un buon test; in Italia la Rete sta raggiungendo come numeri la massa critica necessaria per influenzare anche il resto della società, ma il cuore degli utenti attenti, consapevoli e informati è ancora piccolo.
    Probabilmente il giorno in cui in autobus o nel bar sotto casa sentiremo frasi del tipo: “Signora mia, ma ha letto su twitter l’ultima su Berlusconi?” il dado sarà tratto…

  • A me sembra che se non ci fosse Repubblica, la eco non ci sarebbe. Anzi, non ci sarebbe nemmeno la notizia. Il vero test sulla forza dei social tools sta accadendo in Iran, dove non sono presenti media tradizionali. A parte ogni considerazione sull’importanza relativa delle due cose (mi sembra che la rivolta in Iran sia un filo più importante, ma si sa, sono all’antica), se qualcuno vuol fare veramente un esperimento, le condizioni giuste sono in Iran, non qui. Peraltro, l’esperimento è già fatto. Nonostante sia la più colossale prova della forza di Twitter, su questo blog, sempre attento all’argomento, non se ne parla.

  • E se il digital divide non fosse ancora così marcato?
    Non ancora abbastanza da spingere nuove persone in rete, in numero maggiore rispetto a quelle ormai parcheggiate nei rassicuranti mass media.
    In molti c’è ancora l’illusione di essere informati guardando il tg delle 20 e leggendo il giornale, perchè informarsi attivamente è un lavoro, non un piacere o dovere civico. Una cosa in più da fare.
    Dobbiamo proprio arrivare a contraddizioni così forti come il caso Berlusconi per scatenare l’effetto “ma non hai sentito cosa dice la stampa estera?” e, per emulazione, spingere le persone dal divano al laptop – perchè “anche il mio amico ha letto cosa dicono all’estero di noi, e io non lo sapevo”.
    Proprio perchè ti basta il tg delle 20.

  • Sono molto spiacente di aver dovuto cancellare i commenti esplicitamente diffamatori che erano stati aggiunti a questo post. Purtroppo, come si sa, la legge non è chiarissima, ma la prassi impone al “tenutario” di un blog, un obbligo di controllo intorno all’uso dei commenti come luogo per proporre considerazioni diffamatorie. La responsabilità è di chi li scrive, ma il tenutario deve eliminarli se riesce con “diligenza”. Mi scuso molto con chi ha commentato in modo interessante, ma lasciandosi prendere la mano dalla passione: spero che vorrà tornare a commentare prestando però attenzione per non scrivere cose che evidentemente pensa ma che la legge sanzionerebbe.

Luca De Biase

Knowledge and happiness economy Media and information ecology