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cristiano tinazzi

As a journalist I have traveled for years both in European and extra-European context, especially on the southern side of the Mediterranean, dealing with sensitive issues such as integration, migration, terrorism, conflicts.
I have a strong curiosity for everything related to foreign policy, but also an anthropological approach to different realities, customs and traditions.

Born in 1972, I started to work as a journalist in 2004, after my Degree in history, at ‘Università Statale di Milano’.
In 2006, I've covered the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. After that, I went in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Lebanon.
Since 2011 I focused on the Arab Spring First in Tunisia, than, covering the civil war in Libya and the post conflict, reporting from Tripoli and many other cities in the central and western part of the country during almost seven months.
In 2012 I went several times to Syria, producing written reportages and video-documentaries on both sides. I've shot, in participation with other colleagues, for the Italian State Television (RAI) the documentary “Syria 2.0 – The battle for Aleppo” (finalist at the Al-Jazeera film festival in Doha 2012, Qatar).
In 2013 I've worked in Iraq and covers the news in Egypt about the coup d’etat against president Morsi and later along the Nile, covering the attacks on Egypt’s Christians.
In 2014 I'm again in Iraq, doing some reportages in Krg about Isis military advance and focusing on refugees and the yazidi persecution.
After I went at the border with Kobane (the Isis siege), Tunisia (jihadists issues and migration) Libya (2015) Ukraine, covering the war in Donbass on the two sides with a focus on the International pro-separatist fighters (2015), again second war in Libya (2016), the rape of war in South Sudan and refugees issues (2016), the Isis expansion in Mindanao island (The Marawi Battle) and the case of extrajudicial killings in Manila (Philippines), the Mosul battle (2016-2017) in Iraq, again in Ukraine in 2017 and 2018 and after in Brazil covering the crime battles and infightings in Rio de Janeiro and against the special police forces.
In 2019/2020 tv reportages from Senegal, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Northern Ireland, Russia and Italy

Former contributor for the Italian magazine of geopolitic Limes and Limesonline, publishing thousands of articles on main newspapers in Italy, as Il Messaggero, Il Mattino, L’Espresso, Vanity Fair, Wired, Il Mucchio, Il Riformista, Peacereporter, Agi, and audio/tv for Radio24, Radio Popolare, RadioVaticana, Rai, and abroad, as Swiss Radiotelevision.
Founder and director of War Reporting Training Camp since 2015, Hefat training in collaboration with the Italian Army and Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps.

My educational background

Post graduate specialization
Le nuove sfide nel Mare Nostrum: lessons learned e processi di stabilizzazione Lumsa – Libera Università degli Studi ‘Maria Santissima Assunta’

- Post graduate specialization
Giornalismo per inviati in aree di crisi ‘Maria Grazia Cutuli’
Università degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata

-Diploma in International cooperation
Ispi. Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale

- Degree in contemporary history
Università degli Studi di Milano

- Linguistic school
Istituto Dardi, milano

Some of my job experiences

Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua italiana
Realization of worldwide short web news and long-form documentaries and reportages for television and radio

Il Messaggero
Freelance contributor working on field, travelling in Italy and abroad, doing articles, reportage and inquiries.

Freelance professional journalist

(2006- current)
Security and Law Enforcement. Hostile Environment and First Aid (HEFAT) courses for Ngo’s, Media and business workers.

My certifications

Hostile Environment First Aid Training (Hefat)

Italian Red Cross – Military corp BLSD – Basic Life Support and Defibrillation Italy

RISC – Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues First aid response course on the battlefield.

Stato Maggiore della Difesa – Italian Armed Forces Training to work on crisis areas Italy

War Reporting Training Camp TCCC- Tactical Combat Casualty Care

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