VINCENZO M. NIGRO
Vincenzo Nigro is a diplomatic Editor at «La Repubblica», where he is in charge of foreign politics and diplomacy. He was the Military Affairs correspondent of the newspaper, has covered international crisis like the “Arab Springs”, the revolution in Libya, the battle against Daesh in Sirt, the war in
Afghanistan, the Gulf Wars, the regime change in Ethiopia in 1991, the UN missions in Somalia. He has accomplished various assignments in the Middle East (Israel, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Pakistan) and in Africa (Nigeria, Angola, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ethiopia, Congo). He has interviewed, among others, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Presidents of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mohammad Khatami, the Afghan president Hamid Karzai, General Musharraf in Pakistan in June 2000, Colonel Qaddafi in Libya, the former Afghan King Zahir Shah, the NATO secretaries Jens Stoltenberg, Javier Solana and George Robertson, Israeli Prime Ministers Bibi Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. In Italy Prime Ministers and Foreign affairs ministers Paolo Gentiloni, Massimo D’Alema, Franco Frattini, Emma Bonino, Federica Mogherini, the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
LA REPUBBLICA is one of the two most important political daily newspapers in Italy, and by large the most contacted on the Internet. Founded in 1976 by Eugenio Scalfari, it has become the most innovative phenomenon of the Italian post-war publishing. Repubblica under Scalfari has been at the core of the Italian political, cultural and literary debates. Nowadays Repubblica sells almost 300.000 copies, uniformly over the national territory, and has local editions in Rome, Milan, Turin, Bologna, Florence, Naples, Bari, and Palermo. It has a weekly supplement magazine, Il Venerdì, which on Friday raises the sales of the newspaper near to 600.000 copies. Other supplements are Musica, Salute, and Viaggi.
Repubblica belongs to Gruppo Editoriale GEDI fully owned by private partners, owner of a group of local newspapers (Leghorn, Trieste, Parma, Treviso, Venice, and others) and some independent radio stations as well. The group