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 Their official explanations are always along the lines that the programmes in question are outdated and will not give the channel adequate ratings.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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Previous founder/editor of the DOX magazine. Born 1947, Tue worked with short and documentary films for over 20 years at the Danish Film Board. He wrote articles for national and international newspapers and magazines, co-founded Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and European Documentary Network. Tue has given documentary courses and seminars in more than 40 countries. From its foundation in 1996, director of EDN. From 2006, a freelance consultant and teacher in Danish and European documentary matters, until 2009 Head of Studies at IDF's Ex Oriente Film. Teacher at Baltic Sea Forum, programme consultant for film festivals as Magnificent7, DocsBarcelona. From September 2007, a teacher at the Zelig Documentary Film School, Italy. Several awards. See www.filmkommentaren.dk.