Barbara Serra

TV presenter and documentary-maker

Barbara Serra is an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, documentary-maker and author. From 2006 to 2022 she presented Al Jazeera English’s flagship NewsHour programme from the channel’s European headquarters in London. She was previously a reporter and presenter at Sky News, BBC and Channel 5, where she became the first non-native English speaker to present a prime-time news programme on British television.

In 2020 she produced and presented the documentary Fascism in the Family for Al Jazeera, looking at the story of her grandfather, fascist mayor of the town of Carbonia, and the influence that Fascism continues to exert in Italy. The film won both the ‘Current Affairs’ and ‘History’ categories at the New York Festivals Film and Television awards. Barbara is based in London but is also a high profile journalist in her native Italy.

In 2019 she was awarded the Knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Italian Republic for her journalism. She is currently writing a book and has a Substack Newsletter called News with a Foreign Accent.

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Events IJF 2023
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#IJF22 / 7 april 2022

Bloodline and shame

Michela Marzano intreccia il passato familiare alle pagine più controverse della storia del nostro Paese. Michela non sapeva. Per tutta la vita si è impegnata a stare dalla parte giusta: i fascisti ...