Informazione e potere: chi custodisce i custodi?

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Information and power: who guards the keepers?

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution, in the context of the reflections developed during the Conference on "Narratives of justice, justice of the narrative", focuses on the tormented relationship between information and power, signaling how the function of democratic control, traditionally attributed to the mass media, is increasingly replaced by an active partnership in the conquest, maintenance and management of power (political, economic, social, etc.). The essay also dwells on the role of "new media" and analyzes the most emblematic case of the so-called "bottom-up" information building, through the description of the WikiLeaks website. The final evaluation, however, is very skeptical about the actual reliability and transparency of these methods of building public opinion, as they are characterized not by the absence of interests and by the lack of selection filters of the news to be communicated (frequently identified as the most serious vices of traditional information), but by the concealment of these very delicate elements.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Information and power: who guards the keepers?
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationGiustizia e letteratura.
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • WikiLeaks
  • concentrazione del mercato dell'informazione
  • funzione dei media
  • giustizia
  • informazione


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