TUE STEEN MÜLLER raises the question of whether it is a matter of censorship or editorial sovereignty.
Thanks to Italian television it’s possible to rewrite one more version of the classic story about television executives who refuse to broadcast programmes that are controversial in one way or another. Their official explanations are always along the lines that the programmes in question are outdated and will not give the channel adequate ratings. Normally the respective production companies give in and don’t make a fuss. “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” is an old rule most of us know from experience!
This version of the story is about a Rome-based Italian company, D.N.A. International, that actually did fight back when it was opposed by the RAI3 channel.
In 1996, RAI3 commissioned D.N.A. to produce “La Sindrome del Golfo (The Gulf War Syndrome)”, to be directed by Alberto D’Onofrio and produced by . . .
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