‘Little England beats Great Britain’: Italian media coverage of the EU referendum 2016

CERE, Rinella (2018). ‘Little England beats Great Britain’: Italian media coverage of the EU referendum 2016. In: RIDGE-NEWMAN, Anthony, LEON-SOLIS, Fernando and O'DONNELL, Hugh, (eds.) Reporting the road to brexit. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 239-256.

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This chapter analyses the coverage of the 2016 EU referendum in the Italian press and a key broadcast political talk show, taking as its focus the changed context of the Italian political landscape with the rise of populist anti-European political movements from the Northern League (Lega Nord) through the various incarnations of Berlusconi’s parties to the more recent political formation of the Five Star Movement, which has reduced the Italian people’s traditional support of the European Union. In Italy, as has been the case in other European countries, the press and media aligned to progressive parties of the left and centre-left camp predominantly voiced their support for the Remain campaign, while their counterparts on the right and the centre right-parties and coalitions supported the Brexit campaign.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73682-2
Page Range: 239-256
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 09:33
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:00
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22846

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