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· February, 2009

Stories about Italy from February, 2009

27 February 2009

Japan: Bloggers on the Nakagawa affair

Over a week has passed since now-infamous footage of Japan's former finance minister Shōichi Nakagawa stumbling through a 20 minute speech at the G7 meeting in Rome made world headlines...

17 February 2009

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

10 February 2009

Battisti: The Italo-Brazilian Imbroglio over Shadows of the Past

Brazil vs. Italy friendly football match in London today was under threat amid the diplomatic row over Cesare Battisti's extradition process. Brazilian blogs delve deeper into the controversy.

Italy: In Defense of the “Right to die”

A legal battle over a young woman's 'right to die' after 17 years in a coma has spurred both vast online commentary and activism in Italy. Mostly in defense of...

4 February 2009

Italy Seethes over Brazil's Extradition Refusal

Italians are still debating a controversial decision of the Brazilian government to guarantee political asylum to convicted felon Cesare Battisti, in spite of an extradition request by the Italian foreign...