I’ve always liked more to hear others then speaking myself.
Share inner and authentic stories is an hard thing to do, sometimes it hurts. To be gifted with them is a privilege and to make stories available to others an important mission. That’s why I try my best to be ‘the eyes’ of the reader, as my editor at l’Unità – Antonio Gramsci’s newspaper – suggested me to do when I was their corresponded.
I’ve worked for the most important Italian language newspapers, radios, televisions and news agencies as correspondent, but also as field producer, live assistant, video and radio editor; covering – between the others – Syrian civil war and refugees’ settlement in Turkey, the Kurdish conflict and the aborted peace process with the Pkk, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, Gezi Park movement, Erdogan rise, Greece economic crack, migrants crysis and leftist Syriza era.
Istanbul is the place I’m calling home for the last 15 years, the main node of my network and the base I am always happy to go back after my trips around the Mediterranean sea, Middle East, Balkans and Caucasus.
Turkish is my second language. Italian my mother tongue. Being full time Field producer in Istanbul for RAI – the Italian public broadcast – my last adventure. After experiencing an all news environment now I want to focus on futures and long form.
I’ve studied Arabic, Islam studies and Mediterranean cultures and languages between universities in Italy, Turkey, Catalonia and Morocco.
Universities, research centers and festivals invited me for lessons and talks about Turkey and the area.
I always try to ‘grow strong where I stand’ following the slogan of BIANET, the Turkish independent news agency where my journalistic story begun more then ten years ago. Couple of stuffs learned till now, many lessons still to be taken. Keep walking.