Italian politics radio station on brink as M5S votes to pull funding

Radio Radicale looks set to close despite outcry over state’s increasing hostility to media

The closure of an Italian politics radio station looks set to go ahead after members of the Five Star Movement party (M5S) voted against renewing its funding, despite one MP going on hunger strike in an effort to save it.

Radio Radicale, which broadcasts debates and votes from the Italian parliament, has been under pressure from the anti-establishment populist M5S, which governs in coalition with the far-right League party and has frequently turned on journalists and the media.

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