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Michele Calamaio

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About Michele
Digital Communication Manager at UNESCO | Google News Initiative at La Repubblica | Finance Reporter at Reuters | Multimedia Producer at Associated Press | Social Media Content at EU Commission | Documentary Filmmaker at TotalEU
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English Spanish Italian
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Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
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Submarine cables, environmental and geopolitical threats lurking in the Mediterranean?

12 Dec 2023  |  voxeurop.eu
The Mediterranean Sea, once a biodiversity haven, now faces environmental and geopolitical threats due to the installation and operation of submarine cables. These cables, crucial for global energy and data transmission, pose significant environmental risks, including disruption of marine ecosystems and electromagnetic interference affecting marine species. The industry, dominated by companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Telecom Italia Sparkle, is expanding rapidly, with substantial economic implications. Environmental concerns are highlighted by researchers and organizations, emphasizing the need for sustainable practices. Additionally, geopolitical tensions and cyber threats underscore the strategic importance of these cables, necessitating robust international governance and security measures.

Submarine cables, a threat to the Mediterranean seabed ecosystem

12 Dec 2023  |  voxeurop.eu
The Mediterranean Sea, a biodiversity hotspot, faces environmental risks from human activities, including submarine cables. These cables, essential for global communication and energy supply, have raised concerns about their environmental impact, especially on sensitive marine species. The industry is growing, with major players like Terna and Sparkle involved in projects like the BlueMed cable. Researchers like Bastien Taormina and Alessandro Cresci highlight the potential disturbances to marine ecosystems from electromagnetic fields generated by the cables. The European Union and organizations like the FAO are involved in regulating the environmental impact and ensuring sustainability. Cybersecurity is also a concern, with cables being critical infrastructure. The article discusses the need for balanced approaches to protect the environment while supporting technological and economic development.

How submarine cables are threatening the fragile ecosystem of the Mediterranean seabed

01 Dec 2023  |  voxeurop.eu
Submarine cables, essential for global communication and energy supply, pose environmental risks to the Mediterranean's delicate ecosystem. The cable industry is booming, with significant financial transactions and internet traffic relying on these infrastructures. However, the installation and operation of these cables, including high-voltage power cables and telecommunication cables, can disturb marine life and habitats. Companies like Terna are involved in projects that potentially impact biodiversity, such as the Posidonia oceanica meadows. Experts like Bastien Taormina, Alessandro Cresci, and Michael Clare highlight the need to balance renewable energy benefits with environmental impacts, as cables can affect electrosensitive marine species and benthic environments.

Why second-generation Chinese migrants in Italy don't want citizenship

30 Jan 2023  |  www.euronews.com
Second-generation Chinese migrants in Italy, particularly in Prato, face challenges in integrating into Italian society and often eschew Italian citizenship due to cultural ties and legal constraints. The Ius Scholae draft law aims to ease citizenship acquisition for children of immigrants but faces political hurdles. Sociologists and educators highlight the cultural and educational barriers, including language proficiency and dual migration, that hinder integration. Local initiatives and multicultural events are seen as crucial for fostering connections and reducing racial discrimination.

On the other shore of the sea. The Documentary

26 Jan 2023  |  linktr.ee
The article discusses a documentary project titled 'On the other shore of the sea,' which is part of the Stars4Media and Humanigration initiatives. The documentary aims to shed light on the human aspects of migration, focusing on personal stories and the challenges faced by individuals who embark on perilous journeys in search of a better life. The project is highlighted as a means of fostering understanding and empathy towards migrants, by providing a platform for their voices and experiences to be heard. The article emphasizes the importance of such media projects in influencing public perception and policy regarding migration issues.

Living with TMAU, the rare disease and the obsession with the smell of rotten fish

27 Dec 2022  |  www.repubblica.it
Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) is a metabolic disorder caused by the body's inability to produce a specific enzyme. Patients with this hereditary genetic defect accumulate the substance through their diet and release it through sweat, urine, and breath, leading to a strong odor of rotten fish.

Fedez's Speech on May Day Marks the Dawn of the Era of Political Influencers

03 May 2021  |  www.rollingstone.it
Fedez's speech on May Day in support of the ddl Zan has sparked significant media attention and debate, highlighting the growing influence of social media influencers in politics. The article discusses how traditional politicians are increasingly adopting social media strategies but often fall short compared to genuine influencers. Fedez's actions, including his criticism of the Lega and Rai, demonstrate the power of influencers to mobilize public opinion and challenge political norms. This shift raises questions about the future of political engagement and the potential risks and opportunities it presents for democracy.
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