CV - Irene Peroni

 
 
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
 
2008 (June/July)
 
Attended a six-week Peace Research course held by the PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE – OSLO (PRIO) as part of Oslo University’s International Summer School (ISS)
 
2006 (September)
 
 
Passed Italy’s state exam for journalists and enrolled with the “ORDINE DEI GIORNALISTI”  (the journalists’ self-regulatory organization)
 
2003 (January)
Attended a one-week seminar for journalists on “Cyprus and the EU enlargement”, organized by the EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE and financed by the EU Commission. Brussels and Nicosia
 
1998-99
MA IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM, City University, London. Graduated with distinction
 
1999 (June)
THE ECONOMIST, London. Shortlisted for the Nico Colchester Fellowship
 
1997-98; 1995
FELLOWSHIPS  to University of Oslo. Article published in L'Ambra, Florence, 1996
 
1987-93
BA IN GERMAN STUDIES, University of Rome, 1993. Year abroad in Germany. Thesis: “Ecology and literature in the German Democratic Republic in the 1970s and 80s”
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
 2008/2009
 
 
 
Works as a freelance journalist writing pieces on terrorism-related issues for ASET, USA.
Also collaborates with Italian magazines L’ESPRESSO and DIARIO,Scottish paper THE SUNDAY HERALD, the UK’s HISTORY TODAY and Norway’s INNSIKT (Aftenposten).
 
October – December 2007
NEPALI TIMES, Patan, Nepal. Volunteer journalist and sub-editor for the political weekly in English
 
 
March 2004 – December 2005
 
BBC NEWS WEBSITE, London. Freelance broadcast journalist. Doing shifts on the UK and World desks. Writing articles and using the BBC’s Content Production System (CPS) to produce web pages as they appear on the site, i.e. complete with headlines, cropped photos, captions, crossheads and hyperlinks
 
October 2001 – Feb. 2004
 
BBC MONITORING, Reading. Italian Sub-Editor. Monitoring the Italian media – news agencies, television and radio; selecting relevant news items, writing reports and doing translations. Contributing to the European press review (German, Austrian and Scandinavian papers)
 
2001
METRO, Rome. Wrote and edited the English pages (“World” and “Italy”) of the free daily newspaper’s Rome edition. Wrote features for several Italian magazines; also wrote a chapter for a book on Pablo Picasso published by Italian weekly PANORAMA
 
2000
INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE - ITALY DAILY, Milan. Completed a full-time, four-month contract as a staff writer, writing on subjects ranging from domestic politics to biotechnology
 
 
BLOOMBERG, Rome.Two-month internship with 60 signed articles
 
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS, Rome. Three-week internship
 
1999
BBC WORLD SERVICE - ARTS, London. Four-week internship. Meridian feature "Mapping the World" and "Vladimir Nabokov - a profile". Credited as a researcher
 
 
IPERBOREA, Publishing house, Milan. Translated and wrote the afterword for a Norwegian classic, “The ice palace” by Tarjei Vesaas
 
1997
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Luxembourg. Wrote press-releases and briefings for the Central Press Division and translated from English, German and Danish for the Italian Translation Division
 
LANGUAGES
Italian, English, Norwegian, German (fluent), Spanish (conversational). Read French, Swedish and Danish; notions of Russian, modern Greek