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Mirella Biagi

Contributor profile · 10 posts · joined 22 January 2013

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I speak English, French and Italian and, even though I have an Italian name and I live in Italy, I'm actually Scottish and very proud of my heritage. I don't have a specific path in life – I go whereever the wind blows me.

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12 March 2014

The Land of Fires, Italy's “Gateway to Hell”

For years the land between Naples and Caserta has been used for the illegal dumping of dangerous waste products that are poisoning the environment and causing tumours.

20 November 2013

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Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy's Crisis Deepens

More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.

24 October 2013

After Lampedusa Shipwreck, Italy Considers Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration

The tragedy, in which 350 or so African migrants were killed, has renewed debate about illegal immigration in Italy, which is a destination for many African migrants.

4 October 2013

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One-Third of the World's Babies Don't Have Birth Certificates

No birth certificate can mean children cannot enroll in school or receive medical care. An interview with Evelina Martelli, project manager for BRAVO!, a programme pushing for birth registration.

18 September 2013

Italy: Seeking Press Officer. 300 Euros Per Month.

Debates followed a job offer for a press officer posted by the Arconate district offering a gross salary €300 per month.

1 August 2013

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DREAM Helps Reduce AIDS Cases in Africa

An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.

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Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.

6 May 2013

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‘Hope, Service, Passion': Meet Laura Boldrini, Italy's Likable Leader in Parliament

Italy's most recent elections swept several non-career politicians into office. Among these new players on the Italian political scene is writer and human rights activist Laura Boldrini, whose popularity during...

13 March 2013

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Italy: Fire Destroys Interactive Museum ‘Città della Scienza’ in Naples

On 4 March a fire (presumably arson) destroyed the cultural centre. Alongside worried comments, netizens (and some local authorities) immediately launched a campaign to rebuild this public structure, well appreciated...

21 February 2011

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Libya-Italy: online reactions to the “Berlusconi connection”

Given the recently close relationship between Gheddafi and the Italian government, materials and many varying opinions on this unusual bond are emerging. Here is an overview of what is being...

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