CV - Irene Peroni

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
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
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”
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)
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
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
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
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
Italian, English, Norwegian, German (fluent), Spanish (conversational). Read French, Swedish and Danish; notions of Russian, modern Greek