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Italy

Italy’s parliamentary system features competitive multiparty elections. Civil liberties are generally respected, but concerns about the rights of migrants persist, and regional inequalities are substantial and persistent. Endemic problems of corruption and organized crime pose an enduring challenge to the rule of law and economic growth.

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Freedom in the World — Italy Country Report

Italy is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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Freedom on the Net— Italy Country Report

Italy is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.