Marina Petrillo

journalist and author

Marina Petrillo

Marina Petrillo is an author, broadcaster and journalist. She writes mainly about the use of public space and she's currently a contributor to Open Migration and Il Post, reporting on migration and refugees. She was part of the team, Andy Carvin's award-winning social journalism project, and she was editor-in-chief at Radio Popolare. For her work on the Arab Spring, especially Egypt and Bahrain, she was named by the British newspaper The Independent one of the most influential non-celebrity Twitter users of 2011 in the world news category. She teaches narrative journalism at Scuola Holden. Her blog is Alaska hub. She is the author of two books; I muri di Belfast (1996) about the peace process in Northern Ireland and Nativo Americano (2010) about Bruce Springsteen’s folk voice.

Marina Petrillo will speak at the following events:

09:30 - 10:45  thursday 6 april 2017
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
Migration: the new frontier of storytelling
14:00 - 15:00  thursday 6 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
Women on the front line in the fight for freedom of expression
16:30 - 18:00  thursday 6 april 2017
Sala dei Notari
Migrants: the stories of those who really make a difference

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