Berlusconi’s Media Legacy

At the end of 2011, Silvio Berlusconi finally had to admit political defeat and step down from the podium of a political empire whose foundations were built on his vast media empire. As the owner of Mediaset – the company which, until Sky, was the only competition for Italy’s state TV – together with his prolific publishing houses, Berlusconi has dominated the Italian media for the past 30 years. How much has he used his media influence to manipulate Italian culture?

First broadcast on WorldLink, Deutsche Welle Radio, 24th February 2012

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