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Paola Lucchesi

I am a journalist and freelance writer and translator based in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

I started learning the trade as a twenty-year old student in 1986, publishing in a local weekly in my hometown in Trieste.

From 1988 I started collaborating with some national Italian publishers (La Repubblica, Avvenimenti).

From 1989 to 1995 I was covering the wars in (former) Yougoslavia for daily agencies like Agenzia Giornali Locali (Repubblica-Espresso group) and Quotidiani Associati.

After a period working as a certified financial planner (1996-1998), I had a non-signed column on personal finance in the leading Italian economic and financial daily, Il Sole 24 Ore, from 1998 to 2000.

Since 2000 I have been involved in sustainable development projects in North Western Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bihać, where I relocated in 2003.

More recently I resumed some occasional freelance journalism activities (fixer for the Italian RAI television multiple times) and freelance writing for several blog publishers.

Part of my latest job as a fixer for the Italian RAI state television here in Bosnia.

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Some more side hustle as a fixer for RAI News 24: live from under the Plješevica mountain. The white stripe on the mountain is genial idea from the Croatian side to spot trespassing migrants more easily. Chop down miles of primeval forest.

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Some more side hustle as a fixer for RAI News 24: live from the Lipa camp, "migrant crisis", Bosnia and Herzegovina. At sunset the temperature drops and bites into your flesh, but the light is magic.

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