Monday, April 24, 2006
Revisit Gasparri or introduce conflict-of-interest legislation
FT.com / Lex - Lex: Silvio lining: FT notes three options for the Prodi government in dealing with mediaset: (a) revisit Gasparri, (b) introduce conflict-of-interest legislation, (c) beef up Rai. I wonder whether there's a third option - using antitrust legislation to attack Mediaset? I'm guessing that Rai and Mediaset enjoy (at least) duopoly status in the market for TV publicity. Again, this would require a communications watchdog that takes instructions or hints from the left.