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Italian Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 462 reporters who speak Italian. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Italian are Maria Liliana Fiasconaro and Philip Willan. Use our journalist directory to find an Italian speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Italian



Maria Liliana Fiasconaro

Jerusalem, Israel
Maria Liliana Fiasconoaro is a news producer based in Jerusalem, Israel.
 with more than 30 years of experience in working with a major US news organization in Israel.

Languages:

English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian
Languages
English Spanish Hebrew
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2

Philip Willan

Roma, Italy
Philip Willan is a freelance journalist and author who has worked in Italy for more than 30 years. He has specialised in cold war intrigues and parapolitics. As well as reporting for electronic media, Philip writes for the Times of London and, on information technology, for IDG News Service.
Languages
English French Italian
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Greta Ruffino

Catania, Italy
I am a multimedia journalist based between Catania, Italy and in Geneva, Switzerland. After obtaining a master's degree from City, University of London. I've worked at CNN and the World Economic Forum, where I honed my skills in breaking news, long-form features, and corporate communications. My Read moreexpertise includes filming, video and audio editing, scripting, and engaging with audiences through social media. I bring a diverse skill set to the table and a passion for storytelling that informs, engages, and captivates. As a professional journalist, ensuring impartiality and making ethical choices in my work is of utmost importance to me.
Languages
English Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking Research
+5

Sabina Castelfranco

Rome, Italy
Sabina Castelfranco is a journalist based in Rome, Italy.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Politics Entertainment & Celebrity Film & Theatre
+13

Selene Verri

Lyon, France
Selene Verri is an Italian journalist with over two decades of experience covering the Kurdish issue. Based in Lyon, France, and frequently working from Brussels, her reporting has taken her across Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Rojava in Syria.

In addition to her journalistic endeavors, Verri has Read moremade significant contributions to the field through her creative works. She is the author of a book that chronicles her travels along the borders of the Kurdish-populated regions and has produced a film titled "The Flowers of Rojava," which focuses on the women's revolution in Northern Syria. Her interests also extend to the realms of science fiction and dystopia, as demonstrated by her university dissertation on politics in science fiction and her published short stories in Italy and France.

Fluent in Italian, English, and French, and with a working knowledge of Turkish and Spanish, Verri's linguistic skills have undoubtedly enriched her reporting and storytelling. Currently, she is engaged in EU-financed innovation projects, with a focus on environment and sustainability, showcasing her versatility and commitment to addressing a broad range of critical issues through her journalistic expertise.
Languages
English French Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Science & Environment War Reporter Technology
+8

Saeid Jafari

Rome, Italy
Saeid Jafari is an Iranian journalist and an analyst on Middle Eastern affairs. He is a contributor to various media outlets such as Al-Monitor, Foreign Policy, Atlantic Council, National Interest, Middle East Eye, and Euronews. He has also worked for many Iranian media outlets including Aseman, Read moreMehrname, Khabar Online, and Entekhab, among many others. He has two Master's degrees, one in Middle Eastern Studies from Tehran, and the other in European Studies from the University of Siena in Italy.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Italian
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing
+5
Skills
Fact Checking

Nicole Di Ilio

Beirut, Lebanon
Nicole Di Ilio is a journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon.
Her work focuses on conflicts, radicalism, migrations, and marginalized groups. Her writing has appeared in Sky, Al Jazeera, Al Monitor, New Lines Magazine, VICE, among other publications. In recent years, she has been on the ground covering Read morethe war in eastern Ukraine, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the political and socioeconomic crisis in Lebanon, and religious extremism in Tunisia.
Languages
Arabic English Spanish
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+5

Hafida Benyacoub

Brussels, Belgium
Hafida Benyacoub is a seasoned journalist-reporter, translator, digital trainer, fixer, and photographer with a rich background in journalism and communication. Fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Italian, Benyacoub has built a career that spans various facets of media and content creation. Read moreAfter initially working for international companies in Europe, she transitioned to journalism in 2013, reporting from Brussels on Belgian and EU institutions for a British digital media outlet. Her work has been pivotal in covering a wide array of subjects, including international relations, politics, technology, health, and more.

Benyacoub's reporting has been instrumental in providing insights into significant global and regional events. She has covered the US Capitol invasion on January 6, 2021, offering detailed accounts of the protests and their implications for American democracy. Her investigative work into the applications of AI, such as ChatGPT, has revealed innovative 'meta' use cases. In the realm of international politics, she has shed light on the political dynamics of Northern Cyprus, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the strategic partnerships between Iraq and EU/NATO. Her journalism has also touched on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) investments in Ukraine, the Belgian military's NATO exercises, and the digital transformation in the Central Republic of Congo.

Beyond her reporting, Benyacoub has developed two media platforms: a tourism-focused outlet at www.traveltopcountrymag.com and redaconewsmedia. Since the onset of COVID-19, she has independently worked for digital media in the UK, Belgium, and other international outlets, covering diverse topics such as health, economy, transport, cybersecurity, intelligence, environment, food, and EU relations with foreign countries including Africa, the Middle East, China, and Vietnam. Additionally, she has leveraged her multilingual skills to moderate debates primarily in French and English, further establishing her as a versatile and influential voice in the field of journalism and media.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing
+4
Skills
Finance Science & Environment Current Affairs
+10

Cecilia Butini

Barcelona, Spain
I am a multilingual reporter currently on leave of absence from Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, where I covered the European pharmaceutical industry, healthcare and various business topics for the past three and a half years.
 
At the moment I am pursuing freelance writing and Read moredocumentary projects out of Barcelona, Spain, though I am open to travel for assignments. 

My previous journalistic experience includes reporting on migration, human rights, technology, international affairs and culture, both in print and video.

Previously to joining The Wall Street Journal in 2020, I worked for Agence France-Presse, the Italian newspaper La Stampa, and on different international collaborative journalistic projects, including the investigative phase of a PBS Frontline production. I had my writing and videos published in Deutsche Welle, Foreign Policy, Coda Story, QuickTake by Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal among others.

On the documentary side, three short films I co-produced and co-directed with the Barcelona-based production company Otoxo Productions have been recognized in international festivals.


My gear: Nikon D7200 with Sigma 18-300 /Nikon 50 mm, Røde shotgun mic / Synco radio mike, Manfrotto light tripod
Languages
German English Spanish
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Breaking News Business Research
+10

Chiara Giannini

Rome, Italy
Chiara Giannini is a journalist based in Rome, Italy, but borned in Tuscany. Expert in politics, foreign affairs, Defence, Security and geopolitics. War reporter, photographer. She has good contacts in Italy. Good in writing and interviews. She has worked for the most important Italian newspapers Read moreand tv. She made many reportages from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Kosovo, Lybia, Ukraine, Tunisia and in general Arabic Countries.
Languages
English Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Natural Disasters War Reporter Risk Analysis
+6

Gabriele Barbati

Rome, Italy
Gabriele Barbati is a journalist based in Rome, Italy.
Languages
English Spanish Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Investigative Reporting Politics Current Affairs
+6

Gabriele Di Donfrancesco

Rome, Italy
Gabriele Di Donfrancesco is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy, focused on investigations and stories on environmental crimes, housing, religion, politics, and social justice.

He has covered Italian affairs for US and UK news outlets, including the Daily Dot, Jacobin, Euronews, the Read moreBulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and New Humanist.

In Italy, where he has mainly touched on culture, his stories have appeared on La Repubblica, L'Espresso, Rivista Studio, Rolling Stone Italia, and Mashable Italia.
Languages
English Spanish Italian
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Research
+4
Skills
Cultural Politics Current Affairs
+4

Matteo Koffi Fraschini

Lomé, Togo
Matteo Fraschini Koffi was born on July 10th, 1981 in Lomé, Togo (West Africa). At ten months old he was adopted by a family from Milan (Italy). Before moving to Africa in 2005, he has traveled to countries such as the occupied territories of Palestine, Israel, Romania, South Africa, Kosovo, Iraq, Read moreand Tajikistan. At 24 years old he returned to Togo. In May 2016 he won the Premiolino and published an investigative diary on the mafia inside the "ghetto" of Rignano (Apulia) called "Campi d'oro rosso" ("Fields of red gold", GSA Edizioni). In 2019 he published the autobiography "The call of the black elephant, Confessions of a journey in search of one's identity" (Libraccio Editore). In 2023 he published the book "Oggi non muoio" ("Not gonna die today", Libraccio Editore) co-written with Mohamed Abukar Barrow, a Somali. As a freelance journalist he writes, photographs and produces radio and TV reports, collaborating with Italian and foreign media and dealing exclusively with sub-Saharan Africa matters. He is based in Lomé (Togo).
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Photography Fixing
Skills
Investigative Reporting

Laura Loguercio

Milan, Italy
Laura Loguercio is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom.
Languages
English Spanish Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Climate Change Research Social
+8

Savin Mattozzi

Naples, Italy
Savin Mattozzi is a journalist based in Naples, Italy. He covers history, culture and politics in southern Italy and the Mediterranean region. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Al Jazeera, Euronews, Are We Europe and Hyphen among others.
Languages
English Italian
Services
Feature Stories Research Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Investigative Reporting
+7

Alex Sakalis

Bologna, Italy
Alex Sakalis is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the BBC, The Economist and The Guardian among others. He was previously the Europe Editor at openDemocracy and lives in Bologna, Italy.

Portfolio: https://alexsakalis.com/published-work/

Twitter: @alexsakalis
Instagram: @Read moresakalisalex
Languages
Greek English Italian
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Politics Food & Drink Travel
+5

Beatrice Siviero

Vientiane, Laos
Beatrice Siviero is a journalist and editor based in Vientiane, Laos. She has a background in law and journalism, and she writes about human rights, social issues, and children's rights in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Cambodia.
Languages
English Italian Lao
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Cultural Arts & Books Natural Disasters
+9

Matthew Agius

Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
A newspaper journalist, legal professional and former soldier, I report from the Maltese courts for MaltaToday. 

I have written for or collaborated with a number of international news outlets, including the BBC, Euronews, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, France 24 and TRT World.

Message me Read morehere or on Twitter to pitch any stories or interesting projects you might have in mind.
Languages
English Italian Maltese
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Risk Analysis Media Training Research
+13

Massimo Mucchiut

Trieste, Italy
Massimo Mucchiut is a freelance video-maker specialised in documentary filmmaking, both as CINEMATOGRAPHER and VIDEO EDITOR, and a PHOTOGRAPHER specialised in reportage photography.

In the past years, he's been active in the field of human rights, collaborating with established NGO's especially Read morein the Middle-East, and producing content in the form of DOCUMENTARY, VISIBILITY and PROMO VIDEOS for fund rising campaigns.

He's been working also in the field of advertising for several years with Google Partner Ad Agencies.

He's a flexible and independent traveller with high social and humanistic skills. 
His office fits in a backpack, so to reach easily the most remote corners of the globe and produce independently a comprehensive range of different types of productions, and deliver assignment from anywhere with flexibility.

He can produce tailored content with the highest standard for moving and still picture, sound and aerials.
He's fluent (speaking/writing) in English, Spanish, Slovene and Italian (mother tongue).

Flexible, reliable and easy going.

Among his former clients/collaborations/publishers: Un Ponte Per, United World Colleges, Replay, Springfestival, Toyota, Current TV, Erasmus+, Internazionale.


Shooting equipments:

CAMERAS
Panasonic GH5 (4K)
Canon XF400 (4K)

LENSES
Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm 2.8
Panasonic Lumix DG Vario 12-60mm 2.8-4.0
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Panasonic Lumix 25mm 1.7
Panasonic Lumix 20mm 1.7
Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm 2.8
Olympus Digital 70-300mm 4.0-5.6

MICS & TRANSMITTERS
Røde VideoMic NTG
Røde VideoMic Pro
Sennheiser lavalier mic + EW100 g2

SOUND RECORDER
Tascam DR-05X

LIGHTS KIT
NEEWER 2 Packs RGB660 PRO LED

GIMBAL
Zhiyun Crane 2s

ACTION CAM
GoPro Hero

DRONE
DJI Mini 2
Languages
English Spanish Italian
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+5
Skills
Travel Natural Disasters War Reporter
+13

Edmond Prifti

Tirana, Albania
Edmond Prifti is a Multimedia Journalist/Fixer/Drone Pilot/Tour Guide, based in Tirana, Albania. I've been graduated in Bucharest, in 2001, in Journalism and Communication Sciences. 

În my turned back in Tirana, I've been collaborated and involved in many national and international media, as Read moresuch IWPR, (England) Albanezul (România), etc. Projects and such of roles, mainly in the Albanian print media, like Editor and Vice editor on chief (One magazine) or coverer (Psikologji magazine, VIP)... 

In 2009-2014 I worked Multimedia Journalist in the Albanian Telegraphic Agency. During this time, I've collaborated with RaiTre in Mediterraneo TV program, like cameramen, and for Saga Film România like As. Producer in the Documentary "Who Am I and Saint Andrei". 

The winner of several photo competition in Albania and also in international area, such as the photo exposition in Milan, Italy in April 2014 (meanwhile, another second prize in a national photo competition) and the first great prize given by Martin Parr in April 13th, 2012 "Capture Albania"... 

During two seasons (12x 2) I've been moderator TV for the entertainment TV emission "What you offer", produced by Albanian Radio Television. 

By January 2017 I've been Multimedia Director at Konica.al media portal and meanwhile collaborator with Arte Tv during April - June 2017 sessions (Karl Hoffmann and Philipp Grull) as As producer and fixer, and also at the end of August 2017 for Radio Swiss International with the journalist Matteo Tacconi (As producer and fixer), UEFA Vip Coordonator, Making off Balfin Group, Short Documentaries, fixer/ photographer/driver with Daily Mail and The Sun, Fixer for La7, etc... 

National Official Guide and actor in 17th TV advertising media, and several roles in movies, from 1999.

My address in Instagram: www.instagram.com/edmond.prifti.multimedia
In Youtube: www.youtube.com/edmondpriftiatsh
(My pages at Facebook actually hacked)
Languages
English Italian Romanian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+16
Skills
Cultural Travel Sports
+19

Giovanni Sorrentino

Roma, Italy
Giovanni “Gianni” Sorrentino is an experienced broadcast journalist, having worked for Italian broadcasting companies for many years as a TV producer, reporter, editor and filmmaker, dealing with all areas of interest – from politics to culture.
Born near Naples, after high school he moved to the Read moreUK, where he specialized in Italian Neorealism and European Cinema, getting a degree at the University of Reading with a dissertation on the cinema of Italian director and actor, Nanni Moretti. After he moved back to Italy, he wrote articles for cinema magazines, until he began a freelance reporter for a minor satellite broadcasting company. His next step was a contract with the most important Italian private broadcasting company Mediaset, where he worked as a producer for a sport and showbiz-themed daily program. 
Curious about the evolution of Italian society in the new millennium, he did extensive research into Italian youth, in particular education and the employment system. This led to a decade-long collaboration with Okkupati, a weekly program about job opportunities and work policies on the Italian public television channel, Rai Tre. After just a few months of working as a reporter and filmmaker, he became head producer and creative director, deciding content and hosting his own on-air video segment.
As a TV format creator, he recently worked for companies such as Zodiak Media group and Rai World.
He lives in Rome with his best friend and wife Federica, and continues to pursue his passions: cinema, Italian regional cuisine and sport. He never loses his analytical approach, unless he is watching matches played by Napoli football team, of which he is an enthusiastic fan.
Languages
English Italian
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Research
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs Politics
+4

Shadley Lombard

Catania, Italy
Based between South Africa and Italy 
with 3 decades experience delivering quality news packages 
and live transmissions to a global audience across various International networks from any location
worldwide using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Pro, Bgan, Aviwest and LiveU.
Covering hard news, feature Read morestories and more

Hostile Environment First Aid Training (HEFAT) Certified

Let me know what you need and i will get it done!
Languages
Afrikaans English Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Current Affairs Media Training Travel
+10

Aleksandar Brezar

Rome, Italy
Aleksandar Brezar is a journalist, factchecker and debunker with experience in a variety of media outlets, ranging from print and radio to television and online/new media. He also co-hosts Sarajevo Calling, a podcast on Western Balkans affairs. His work was featured in The Guardian, The Washington Read morePost, Kosovo 2.0 and Balkan Insight, among others, while he was an advisor and contributor on several documentaries for PBS, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Al Jazeera English.
Languages
Bosnian English Spanish
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Media Training Climate Change Fact Checking
+4

Samuele Damilano

Milan, Italy
Samuele Damilano is a professional journalist based in Milan and working for the Italian television Mediaset. He previously worked at "Euronews" (Lyon) and "L'Espresso" (Rome). 
He has a master's degree in journalism from the Walter Tobagi School, University of Milan, and a diplome from the Read morejournalism school of the Lelio e Lisli Basso Foundation in Rome. He speaks Italian, English, Spanish, and French.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Content Writing Research Investigative Journalism
+5
Skills
Politics Investigative Reporting Breaking News
+3

Gabriele Porrometo

Johannesburg, South Africa
Gabriele Porrometo is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Graduated from one of the most important journalism French schools, Institut Français de Presse, he worked as a TV journalist in UK, Poland, Italy, France, Bénin, South Africa and Lesotho. I speak fluently English, Italian and Read moreFrench, with some knowledge on Spanish, German and Zulu. To do my news reports, I use Black Magic cameras, Sony cameras, GoPro, DJI Drones. And I edit them with Final Cut Pro, but I also use Adobe Première and Avis.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Science & Environment Sports Business
+10
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