Ce 28 octobre marquait le retour de l'émission "GOLD PRESS EUROPE" sur GOLD FM. Comme première invitée, j'ai eu l'honneur de recevoir : Maria Laura Franciosi - "EUROPEAN AFFAIRS JOURNALIST", et qui a été très longtemps correspondante européenne. Une émission super intéressante, je remercie chaleureusement notre invitée.
Directeur de l'information de GOLD FM
Journaliste - Producteur de l'émission
Administrateur de l'AEJ - BELGIAN SECTION
CV complet de MARIA LAURA FRANCIOSI :
Upon graduating in Political Science at the University of Rome (with a dissertation on History of Political Parties in Italy), she taught French and English as well as working as a conference interpreter and translator for which she had also obtained a qualification.
In 1967 she was appointed a lecturer in Language and Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (1967-1970) where she also attended a Master (MSc) course in International Relations, specializing in European Institutions.
Upon leaving the LSE she became a lecturer at the University of Rome, Department of English Studies until 1977. She had in the meantime qualified as a journalist and in 1977 was employed by ANSA (the Italian News Agency) where she worked for the Foreign Service, first in Rome, then as a correspondent at ANSA's London office and finally in Brussels from 1993 as bureau chief until 2001. After early retirement she has continued to work as a freelancer for Italian media and for some European media.
She has been a member of the jury in several prizes for journalists among which the Natali Prize and the European Parliament Prize for journalists.
She acts as a consultant for the training of journalists, offering expertise in communication on European and international issues.
Since 1998 she is a senior collaborator with the European Journalism Centre (EJC) organising seminars for journalists and lecturing to journalists from all over Europe and the rest of the world. She has also lectured in various cities in India on European communication issues and in South Korea. In 2007 and 2009 she participated as communication expert in a project run by the King Baudouin Foundation with the support of the European Commission on Citizens' Consultations organised in the 27 European member states.
She has been for many years a member of the Council of the International Press Association in Brussels. She was also a vice president of the Brussels Branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the president of the Consultative Committee of European Affairs within the Etterbeek Municipality organising meetings, seminars and activities with them. She is the founding chair of the Brussels Europe Press Club and a honorary member of its Board of Directors and she has edited some issues of the Brussels Europe Press Club magazine. As honorary president of J@YS (Journalists at Your Service) she has been training journalists and organising briefings and conferences for newly arrived journalists in Brussels. She is also a consultant for European Visitors Service (EUVP) of the EEAS.
Author of many articles on economic, political, social and environmental subjects, she has also written books on language teaching and sociolinguistics (among which “Punti di Vista” an innovative Italian language course for the BBC) and books describing the plight of Italian migrants in British jails. In 1996 she published “...per un sacco di carbone “, a collection of interviews and real life stories of Italians who worked in Belgian coal-mines after a 1946 Italo-Belgian agreement.
You may not be in the slightest bit interested in the current EU situation, but the times, they are a changin as per the song by Bob Dylan. With David Cameron doing his European tour to lobby selected EU Member States to back his plan for the future of the EU project ; we chatted with veteran Brussels journalist - Maria Laura Franciosi, an Italian native from Naples to discuss the changing political mood in Europe from a journalists perspective.