• Short Summary

    Italy was entirely without newspapers on Tuesday (5 June) and there were no radio or television news bulletins.

  • Description

    Italy was entirely without newspapers on Tuesday (5 June) and there were no radio or television news bulletins. The news blackout resulted from a general 24-hour strike, called by pressmen, to protest at what they saw as a threat to the freedom of the Italian press.

    They say ownership of the pressis being concentrated into a few hands, and they fear a take-over by right wing groups.

    The strike was decided after a right-wing magazine owner acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in 11 Massagers, Rome's top circulating newspaper, and its Genovose associate.

    The alleged hold of the Christian Democrat party on the state radio and television network, and on its political reporting, has also aroused concern among journalists in Italy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA78Y08KYX6P7F4V2Z1JJATDGE4
    Media URN:
    VLVA78Y08KYX6P7F4V2Z1JJATDGE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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