Steve Scherer reports:
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said that his coalition today reached an agreement to restrict wiretapping and impose fines on newspapers and television channels that leak information on criminal probes.
“We’re blocking press leaks by imposing heavy sanctions,” Berlusconi told members of Italy’s main hotel lobby today in Rome. The law will “reduce to 75 days the maximum period that wiretaps are allowed, from two or three years now, and then everything would end up in the newspapers.”
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