Laura Silvia Battaglia

freelance journalist

Laura Silvia Battaglia

Laura Silvia Battaglia is a freelance journalist living between Italy and Sanaa (Yemen). She contributes from Sanaa for the American-Libanese video-news agency Transterra Media, the Turkish news agency TRTWorld, RSI radio and TV Switzerland, and also for the US and UK publications Index on CensorshipThe Fair ObserverGuernica Magazine, Al-araby. For the Italian media she contributes to the dailies Avvenire and La Stampa, to the radio networks Radio Tre Mondo, Radio Popolare and Radio In Blu, to the TV news programmes Agenda del mondo (Rai 3 News) and Rainews 24, to the magazines D Repubblica delle Donne, Panorama, Donna Moderna, Left, Pagina99, Jesus, Credere, Il Reportage, Longitude#33, to the news websites and, and the online daily Il Fatto Quotidiano.

She began her journalistic career at the daily La Sicilia in Catania in 1998. She has focused on reporting from conflict zones since 2007, including Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and the Syrian border.

She has produced six video documentaries, the first of which Maria Grazia Cutuli. Il prezzo della verità won the 2010 Premio Giancarlo Siani. She has also won the awards "Journalist for the Mediterranean Sea" and "Colomba d'oro per la pace 2015". She has been a visiting lecturer since 2007 on the Masters course in journalism at the Cattolica University in Milan and at Vesalius College in Brussels (Exectutive course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Managment) since 2016.

She has written the e-book Lettere da Guantanamo (Il Reportage, December 2016) and with Paola Cannatella the graphic novel La sposa yemenita (Becco Giallo, January 2017).


IJF 2018

Laura Silvia Battaglia will speak at the following events:

10:45 - 11:45  saturday 14 april 2018
Sala della Vaccara
Reporting from North Yemen under siege: the storytelling of a forgotten war
18:15 - 19:30  sunday 15 april 2018
Sala della Vaccara
Humanitarian corridors in the Mediterranean: operations, prospects, media representation

IJF 2017

Laura Silvia Battaglia will speak at the following events:

10:15 - 11:00  thursday 6 april 2017
Palazzo Sorbello
Postcards from Guantanamo
10:30 - 11:45  friday 7 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
Understanding and monitoring drone strikes
16:00 - 17:00  friday 7 april 2017
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani
Yemen: the human cost of a forgotten war
09:15 - 10:30  saturday 8 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
A world of censorship

IJF 2016

Laura Silvia Battaglia will speak at the following events:

11:30 - 13:00  friday 8 april 2016
Palazzo Sorbello
Covering violence: psychological injury, resilience and self-care
15:30 - 17:00  friday 8 april 2016
Palazzo Sorbello
Yemen: the silent war

IJF 2015

Laura Silvia Battaglia will speak at the following events:

09:45 - 10:45  saturday 18 april 2015
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino
#SanSiroStories: multimedia storytelling of a Milan suburb

IJF 2014

Laura Silvia Battaglia will speak at the following events:

15:00 - 16:30  sunday 4 may 2014
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
Talking of Islam


2019 Il Filo di Arianna - contacts - Privacy Policy - © All rights reserved P.I. 02480770540