Mariangela Pira

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After an early career at Ansa in New York, she worked for years in China, collaborating with MF Milano Finanza as well as writing for Panorama, l’Espresso, and Il Venerdì di Repubblica. Since returning to Italy she has directed the China Desk for Class Editori, where she leads in-depth reporting on financial markets for Class CNBC and curates the pages on stocks and markets for Tg5 and the Tg for La7.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she leads the Italian diplomacy news program Esteri NewsDossier, which has taken her to many countries with an Italian Development Cooperation presence, such as Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, and Palestine. She continues to be active in the field of cooperation with Terre des Hommes, an NGO for which she covers women’s issues and education.

Her most recent books include Fozza Cina [Go China] (Baldini&Castoldi, 2017); Cronaca di un disastro non annunciato [News from an Un-Publicized Disaster] and Annozero d.C. [Year 0 AD], both published by Chiarelettere in 2020, and more recently the essay Effetto domino. Come il mondo globale influenza le nostre tasche [Domino effect. How the global world affects our pockets] (Chiarelettere, 2023).
She has received numerous awards including: the Premio Amerigo, the International Travel Writing Festival’s Globe for Journalism, and the International Prize for Good Practice awarded by European Parliament and NewsReminder.

She curates the column #3fattori for LinkedIn, explaining each morning in approachable language the key elements that will shape the day financially, economically, and geopolitically. Her column inspired a daily podcast of the same name.

Il Dato così è se vi pare | Mariangela Pira | TEDxUNICATT

Come l’istruzione può cambiare il mondo | Mariangela Pira | TEDxBarlettaWomen