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Not a real censorship, like the Chinese one, but the Italian government is about to issue a new law to "organize" anything that can inform people: newspaper, magazines, public website but also private ones and blogs.

In order to have a blog, if this law is really issued, its owner must be registered to the ROC (Registro degli Operatori di Comunicazione), and must have a registered journalist as "Chief Editor".

I know this sounds like a joke, but it's not. Not a real law for the moment, but has been proposed in August and seems like it has been approved by one of the government commissions.

Here more link (unfortunately only in Italian):

After this news I might have to rethink about my decision to find a job in Italy and not come back to New Zealand. smile_regular

Nice is the image related to the news on Punto Informatico:

Emigrare means to migrate in Italian.

posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 4:41 PM

Comments on this entry:

# Suggestion: come back to New Zealand

Left by Massimo at 10/19/2007 5:48 PM


I'm italian .. just a suggestion, come back to New Zealand not to Italy.
Young people in Italy do not have a future. Our politicians are making Italy like Iran...we're on that way.
We are in the hands of banks, corrupted politicians, mafia and economic managers without qualms.
They're trying to close our mouth with this illiberal law.
it's better to keep out of italy.

Please, let know this situation to many people as possible.

Thank you

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by alessandro at 10/19/2007 6:13 PM

qui la situazione e' davvero tragica, vogliono limitare la liberta' d'espressione

# Italian Experiment

Left by Jean Claude at 10/19/2007 6:27 PM

Hi, i'm an italian man living in Brasil.

Italy is a nice experiment about "country ownership". In the comunist model, the Communist Party has the power and the property, so if you own the Party, you own the country (see: Castro, Chavez, Mao, actual China Comunist Party, Stalin, Putin, ..).

In the West, the use\abuse of violence is not easy at the moment, so it's impossible for a single man to own directly all the power.

Without violence, an incredible network of political control has been created during the time in italy, so for every single thing a 'political' person is involved. People slowly loose their rights and they don't even realize that! An incredible quantity of small bricks (see the law proposal about blogs for instance) that together create a real dictature...

It's a nice experiment about how a democracy can slide into a dictature, even without a single owner.

Stay tuned. Peace.

# Internet Censorship - The New Technique to Fight Against Human Freedom

Left by Keyvan Nayyeri at 10/19/2007 6:28 PM

Normally I don't write about political stuff on my blog (even though politic is destroying my life!)

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by Albarello Marco at 10/19/2007 6:43 PM

Grillo non è stato il primo comico a fare quello che sta facendo lui… quindi prima di sparare cavolate su di lui, ripassatevi un po’ di storia.

E già che ci siamo, a chi lo accusa di apologia del fascismo io lo difendo con l’apologia di Socrate:

Sostituite la parola Ateniesi con la parola Italiani, il nome di Meleto con quello di Sgarbi, quello di Anito con quello di Mastella e vedrete che stiamo ripetendo cose già fatte e concetti già espressi.
Errare è umano, perdonare è divino, perseverare è diabolico, non ripetiamo lo stesso errore per l’ennesima volta e che cavolo.

Chi di spada ferisce, di penna perisce!

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by Simone Busoli at 10/19/2007 8:31 PM

Simone, ti consiglio di dare un'occhiata all'articolo pubblicato su Punto Informatico. Personalmente non ne so molto, ma può darsi che non sia necessario allarmarsi più di tanto. In fondo è solo una bozza, assurda ma soltanto una bozza. Mi riesce molto difficile credere che una cosa del genere potrà mai passare.

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by Simone Chiaretta at 10/19/2007 8:42 PM

Si, è una bozza, che è cmq già passata al consiglio dei ministri.
Ma già il fatto che lo abbiano anche solo pensato, è già un brutto segno.

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by Simone Busoli at 10/19/2007 8:54 PM

Questo senza dubbio, ma credo che difficilmente una cosa del genere potrà essere mai applicata, in Italia per lo meno.

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by ashamed italian at 10/20/2007 8:50 PM

Luckily the Italian Minister thought again about as you can see here in his blog.Let's hope!
- w*

# re: Italian government is going to censor the web

Left by Lo psicologo at 10/21/2007 1:51 PM

Stanno ritrattando tutto....

Ma questo non cambia il fatto che ci hanno provato, sperando che nessuno se ne accorgesse.

Ci sono tutte le ragioni per preoccuparsi, soprattutto per il futuro.

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