The media group Athesia not only holds a media monopoly in South Tyrol, but also an opinion monopoly. That’s why he’s trying to intimidate the independent news portal Salto.
South Tyrol is a small world of its own, rich and beautiful, half a million inhabitants. A little lost in the mountains, withdrawn and quietly envied by the rest of Italy, because everything is supposed to work so much better up there than further south. Sometimes, however, news comes from up there that breaks the provincial corset and doesn’t fit so well into the pretty picture. Like now again. There is concern over the valleys of South Tyrol that freedom of the press is in danger and of course democracy as a whole.