Martedì, 25 Settembre 2018
ROME

Italian edition of the Huffington Post launches Tuesday

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(ANSA) - Rome, September 24 - The Italian edition of the
Huffington Post is set to go live on the web Tuesday.
Arianna Huffington - the Greek-American journalist and
author who founded the online news website - will be in Milan
for the launch, along with the director for the Italian edition,
Lucia Annunziata.
Annuziata is a well-known journalist, manager and veteran
of political controversy. She has been president of public
television RAI, written several books and won honors including
the Nieman "genius" grant at Harvard University.
Annuziata has said the Italian blog portal will start with
about 200 bloggers and build up to at least 600.
Collaborators include noteworthy and polarizing figures
like the rightwing ex-finance minister under Silvio Berlusconi,
Silvio Tremonti, the leftwing secretary general of the
industrial workers' union FIOM-CGIL, Maurizio Landini, the
outspoken sister of a young man who died in police custody,
Ilaria Cucchi and diehard Berlusconi loyalist Daniela Santache'.
After its success in in the USA, the Huffington Post has
expanded to Canada, Great Britain, France and Spain.
In addition to Italy, the Huffington Post is starting
editions in Germany, Brazil and India.
Huffington herself will be in Rome Wednesday for an
interview with television host Franco Di Mare on the theme of
female leadership.
The Italian edition of the Huffington Post is a partnership
between the Huffington Post's parent company, the AOL Group, and
Gruppo Editoriale l'Espresso, publisher of one of Italy's most
successful weekly news magazines, L'Espresso.

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