WillyM blogs about a day of silence on 14th July and a protest in the Piazza Navona (Rome) about a law attempting to muzzle free speech from Italian bloggers. A lot of weblogs there showing support as well as this link showing up Berlusconi's tawdry little spectacle.
If you go to WillyM's weblog do read his account of a dire staging of Tosca complete with a speaking part for llama!
(Tr. The right to network - I hope!)