...article doesn't mention ethnicity, but from the treatment, it sounds like the kid is black...
The Prime Minister of Italy owns the largest Italian publishing house
He doesn't just own a lot of the media but also the biggest advertising company, Mediaset. In fact, there was also a similar lawsuit against youtube.
The prime minister and his lawyer posse has been quite active. They just sued a rival newspaper for asking questions that he deemed libelous: (in italian) http://www.repubblica.it/2009/08/sezioni/politica/berlusconi-divorzio-22/causa-domande/causa-domande.html