Laura Kiss Freelance journalist

Freelance journalist EUROPEAN CURRICULUM VITAE FORMAT PERSONAL INFORMATION Name LAURA KISS Address VIA DOMENICHINO 5, 00184 ROMA ITALY / Telephone +39 338 3550760 Fax E-mail laurakiss201gmail.com Nationality Italian WORK EXPERIENCE From 1999 : free lance journalist for Gruppo Espresso – La Repubblica Affari e Finanza - focused on the impact of the internet, new technologies, science, health, travel, climate change, environment and human rights. Free lance journalist for Link, Espansione, Riflessi, Mondosolidale, Terra, Left. In 2000 she published: “Opengate- the history of a success” by Baldini&Castoldi. In 2002 “ELearning, the traning for the XXI century" by Soiel International. From 2009 blogger on the Huffington Post USA In 2010 thanks to funds of Fondazione Vodafone Italia she launched an online news agency – “NTNN, not in the news network” (– that has been online for 2 years and gave training and jobs to young journalists involved in the “City of Peace for children in Basilicata” project. (www.fondazionecittadellapace.it) • Dates From 2004 till december 2013 president of World Centers of Compassion for Children Italia, an NGO branch of World Centers of Compassion for Children International, founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams. Wccc italia, has realized together with public and private partner the "City of Peace for the Children". (www.fondazionecittadellapace.it) From 2011 Course instructor in “Languages of television and journalism” at the UniNettuno International Telematic University. In 2012 consultant for UNHCR Corporate, foundations and Major Donors in Rome. La Repubblica – Via Cristoforo Colombo 90, 00147 Roma Italy Publisher • Type of business sector • Occupation or position held Free lance • Main activities and responsibilities Reporter EDUCATION AND TRAINING • Dates (1973 – to 1977) Mba in Modern Literatures and Languages • Name and type of organisation providing education and training La Sapienza University of Rome • Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Anthropology, Ethnology, German, English, Spanish languages • Title of qualification awarded Bachelor degree • Level in national classification (if appropriate) 108/110 MOTHER TONGUE ITALIAN OTHER LANGUAGES ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH • Reading skills excellent • Writing skills excellent • Verbal skills excellent SOCIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports), etc. Passionate about human rights, , technologies, anthropology, ethnology, music, climate change environment and renewable energy, she started to travel the world at a very young age and worked in many different environment. After university, for many years she organized press offices and events up to 5.000 participants, conferences, incentive travel, congress, with special attention to PR and Communication. She has worked with and for International Organisms, Italian Public Institutions and multinational groups. Since 2003 she has been involved with Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams in the “City of Peace for Children” project that has been realized in Basilicata- South Italy, on land that the government had planned as European nuclear waste deposit. The City of Peace is an innovative project to host refugee families from war zones established by World Center of Compassion for Children with the Region Basilicata, and the financial support of public and private partners. (www.fondazionecittadellapace.it). ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc. From 1999 she writes about technologies, the development of the Internet and its impact on social life. She has followed during the years the implementation of technologies and social media and network. She also followed the impact of the net on education, the evolution of robotics, green energies and medicine. From 2009 she is a blogger on The Huffington Post USA. In the past 2 years she has also worked as editor for ETNO association, www.broadband4europe.com, Key4biz.it. Being also a PR and media person and an International event's organizer, she has been involved with an international parterre as well as with different cultures and circumstances, coordinating, facilitating and managing teams of colleagues. She has managed business plan and budget. Curiosity and journalism have enriched her capacity of communication at every level. TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc. Good capacity with the principal Ict systems, Word, Excell, Powerpoint, editing systems ARTISTIC SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Music, writing, design, etc. Loves to cook, sing and dance OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Competences not mentioned above. DRIVING LICENCE(S) YES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REFERENCE PERSONS: Marco Panara – direttore La Repubblica Affari e FInanza m.panara@repubblica.it – ph. +39 06 49821 Eugenio Occorsio – caposervizio Affari e Finanza La Repubblica email: e.occorsio@repubblica.it - +39 06 49822442 Maria Amata Garito – president UNINETTUNO University – email: garito@uninettuno.it – ph. 06 69207628

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