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Friday, October 4th, 2013

What the Italian press said about Lampedusa

After the death of at least 130 Somalian and Eritrean migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Italian (and European) press is once again filled with words of pathos: the human tragedy, the pictures of lined body bags and the tears of Lampedusans for those who never reached them.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

What is wrong with Italian Reality TV?

In a new reality TV show, "Mission," eight Italian celebrities embark on a mission to help aid workers in refugee camps in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. To prevent it from airing...

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Is Italy Ready for an African-born Government Minister?

Two months after the recent elections, Italy has a new government. And Cécile Kyenge, 48 years old, an eye surgeon and Congo-born Italian citizen, is the new Minister for Integration in the cabinet of Prime Minister Enrico...

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Dutch writer to Italian newspaper: There’s “too much Africa in South Africa”

Oscar Pistorius being charged with the alleged murder of his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day has given the Dutch writer Adriaan Van Dis the chance to play “South African expert” in a long interview in Tuesday’s issue of the...

Friday, December 14th, 2012

All the immigrants’ crimes in Italy

“Content is king,” say the marketers, and even racist bloggers are aware of the main principle driving traffic to a new website. That’s why a group of rightwing bloggers and activists behind the Facebook page Resistenza Nazionale...

Friday, October 26th, 2012

When Italian politicians threaten to move to Africa

What would you do with old politicians who just won’t give up their seats in the Italian Parliament after too many years of service? Tell them to go to Africa. That’s what people on Twitter and Facebook suggested...