Italian freelance journalist based in London, covering human rights, foreign affairs, politics, migration, EU affairs, social movements and other issues.....there is a new story around every corner.
Airbnb e le accuse di razzismo - DOTZ Media
Si parla spesso delle difficoltà delle persone non bianche a trovare case in affitto, e purtroppo le cose non sono migliori nemmeno per le case vacanze. Airbnb, il noto sito per brevi soggiorni nato nel 2008, nel corso di quattordici anni ha ricevuto diverse denunce di razzismo.
Nel 2015, Gregory Selden, un venticinquenne nero, si vide rifiutare un alloggio a Philadelphia che risultava disponibile. Non convinto dalla risposta dell’host, decise di creare due altri profili finti sulla piattaforma: Jessie e Todd, due ragazzi bianchi, chiedendo disponibilità per le medesime date.
Black Megaphone Christmas edition
Identity Politics 2022…the winners are…Giorgia Meloni and Rishi Sunak
2022 will definitely be remembered, both in Italy and in the UK, as the year when the first woman and the first non-white politician became Prime Minister of the respective countries. The conditions of Meloni and Sunak’s rise to power are certainly different, as the former leads the most-voted party in the September elections in Italy, while the latter was voted in by Tories MPs, their rise is certainly significant.
Harry and Meghan Documentary: Diverse Media Narratives Require Diverse Lenses
As writer and broadcaster Nels Abbey pointed out in his telling op-ed titled “A white lens sees Harry and Meghan as villains-through a Black one, they have done Britain a favour” in The Guardian:
“Nevertheless, white mainstream Britain may not have known it, but Black people saw Meghan in some ways as a proxy for our own experiences. In the treatment she received, many saw a nation revealing its hand. And the new hand looked just like the old hand”.
The United Kingdom prides itself on being multicultural and one of the least racist countries in the world, in addition to the celebrated....
Harry, Meghan e il razzismo, reale e non - DOTZ Media
Nei primi tre episodi della serie, i bersagli principali della coppia sono i tabloids britannici, in considerazione della demonizzazione di Meghan Markle. I tabloids britannici sono i giornali capaci di spostare l’ opinione pubblica e sono quelli dove le narrative più odiose, razziste, misogine, omobilesbotransfobiche e islamofobiche trovano maggiore spazio.
L’elemento di interesse della serie lo si trova nello sguardo nero, portato dalla giornalista e scrittrice Afua Hirsch, dall’autore e storico David Olusoga e dall’autore e accademico Kehinde Andrews.
Xmas: common ground or a battleground?
UK holidays boost for all Faiths
“I have a message for Liz Truss… We work hard. We work the longest hours in Europe,” the Trade Union Congress (TUC)’s General Secretary Frances O’Grady told her conference in October, referring to the former UK prime minister’s leaked audio comment that British workers needed more ‘graft’.
British workers have fewer public holidays (known as bank holidays, as these were initially exclusive to bank workers) compared to their European peers.
Gli italiani si spostano all' estero per vivere meglio - DOTZ Media
Gli italiani che scelgono di vivere all’estero sono 5,8 milioni secondo i dati AIRE del gennaio 2022, il 36,3% degli iscritti è costituito da minori e persone tra i 18 e i 34 anni, con la fascia tra i 35 e i 49 anni a contare invece per il 23,2%.
Questo flusso, cresciuto esponenzialmente nell’ultima decade non si è arrestato nemmeno nel corso della pandemia; tuttavia, tra questi numeri non è possibile rilevare quanti tra gli italiani di “seconda generazione” hanno seguito questo percorso, visto che il censimento in Italia non considera la diversità e le minoranze.
Dove i dati mancano....
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Sets High Standards for AfroLatinidad Representation in Hollywood
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever represented a significant challenge for director Ryan Coogler, its cast, and Marvel Studios.
From one point of view, it was crucial to honour the memory and legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman, whose portrayal of King T’ Challa has been a milestone not only in the super heroic movies arena, but for Black representation on screen as a whole.
From another perspective, there was the creative challenge of keeping up with the unprecedented success and reception from ...
Braverman, Sunak e le politiche migratorie britanniche
La delega in bianco data dal premier Sunak all’Home Office guidato dalla ministra Braverman e alla destra dei Tories lascia presagire scenari foschi per migranti, richiedenti asilo e rifugiati nel Regno Unito.
La famosa e celebrata longevità dei governi britannici è divenuta, dal 2016 in poi, dopo le dimissioni di David Cameron, una memoria del passato; con le dimissioni di Theresa May, Boris Johnson e Liz Truss, membri e parlamentari del Partito Conservatore hanno eletto Rishi Sunak alla gui...
Between old fascist laws and a new far-right government, Italy's journalists brace for impact
Western populists who attain power often have to unpick with democratic safeguards before indulging their appetite for autocracy. But in Italy, many fascist laws and attitudes never went away - and now have a 'post-fascist' prime minister unafraid to wield them. Long under threat, freedom of expression could be among the first to be hit.
When Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy, swept to power this September, it might have seemed like an Italian replay of populist ascend...
Paola Egonu’s Case Showcases Racism in Italian Sports Journalism and Social Media
In the Italian context, the world of sports is one of the few arenas where non-white Italians can find space, but like in any other arena, they face tokenisation, discrimination, and outright racism.
Football is the most celebrated and followed Italian sport in the Belpaese. However, when during the EURO 2020 tournament several teams decided to take the knee before the beginning of matches, the Italian national football team responded with a typical “cerchiobottista” attitude – which means n...
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
La fase 4 del Marvel Cinematic Universe non ha finora, rispetto ai precedenti, l’universo che ha acquisito slancio in termini di narrazione e connessioni che hanno portato alla saga di Infinity. Alcuni dei migliori momenti della Fase 4 sono stati presentati negli spettacoli piuttosto che nei film, da WandaVision a Loki e Ms.Marvel e a quel piccolo gioiello dell’orrore e tributo ai classici film horror statunitensi degli anni ’40 che è “Werewolf by Night” di Michael Giacchino, con Gael Garcia ...
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The latest Marvel entry is powerful, emotional and multilayered, a triumph of Black womanhood and multiple identities, as well as a love letter to Chadwick Boseman - in cinemas Friday, November 11th.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 has lacked, compared to the previous ones, the universe building up momentum in terms of storytelling and connections which led to the Infinity saga. Some of the best moments of Phase 4 have been featured in the shows rather than in the movies, from WandaVisio...
The Crown S05
The fifth season of The Crown is coming to Netflix two months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and it is a significant contrast, as the setting is the 90s, where Prince Charles, now played by Dominic West, is growing impatient with the fact that he cannot fulfill the role that he was born to play, while the monarch, now played by Imelda Staunton is facing the titular condition of the first episode, the “Queen Victoria syndrome”.
Prince Charles’ siblings are left more and more on the sid...
Embracing Diversity in Film Could Protect Child Stars from Abuse
Jackie Coogan’s vivid and realistic interpretation of a child abandoned by his mother in Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, in 1921, propelled him to become one of the first child film stars. His success would be followed by Mickey Roone and Shirley Temple, and by actors who are still active in their adulthood today including Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore, and Christian Bale.
The roles played by these famous actors have all gone down, in different ways, in the hist...
The Great Italian Post-Fascist Tolkien Takeover
On 22 September, Italian actor Pino Insegno (who dubbed Viggo Mortensen in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy) introduced Giorgia Meloni before she closed the right-wing coalition’s electoral campaign in Rome by adapting Aragorn’s speech from The Return of the King. A very uncomfortable feeling touched all Italian Tolkienites who do not identify with the post-fascist appropriation of the British author.
The history of this appropriation by the Italian far-right started in the 1970s. Th...