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Luca Sofri

Entries by Luca Sofri

Living With the Migrants

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2015 | 5:42 AM

To judge by the bewilderment of responsible European politicians, but also of all the rest of us Europeans, it seems that there are two big psychological obstacles that make dealing with the current issue of immigration more difficult, as if it weren't already difficult enough on its own.

The first...

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Everybody Can Get the New Yorker iPad App for Free

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 6:27 AM

If traditional media want to find a new life (and new money) on the iPad, they better be more careful about security: Many newspaper apps can be fooled, making it easy to get free issues readers are supposed to pay for.

Italian news website Il Post was showed...

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JJ Abrams' New TV Series Script Is Leaked

(11) Comments | Posted May 31, 2010 | 4:00 PM

The new NBC show written and created by Josh Reims and J.J.Abrams, the author of Lost (and Alias, as well as the producer of Cloverfield, the director of Mission Impossible 3, Stark Trek and Super 8) is an action spy television series called Undercovers. The show will air...

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The map of Catholic church sex abuse cases

(4) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 3:40 PM

To describe the international scope of sex crimes committed by Catholic priests and members of religious orders, we - the Italian online magazine Il Post - have designed a map, an infographic, that shows every documented and clear case of abuse. The map, built by designer...

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Sygma photo agency shuts down

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2010 | 5:17 PM

As we reported in the italian blog Il Post, what was once one of the biggest photo agency is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down operations. In a letter to the staff, president Gary Shank announced that Corbis is closing Sygma agency that it acquired in 1999. As Shank puts...

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Call Him "Papi" (Berlusconi's Pictures Have the Web Joking)

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 3:00 PM

The story of Silvio Berlusconi's divorce made the news a couple of days ago in Italy, and it is not going to end quickly. But a small and funny part of the story lies in a handful of pictures the Italian PM has exhibited to show that a...

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Hints of North Korea on italian tv

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2009 | 1:50 PM

Since the advent of the first Berlusconi cabinet, in 1994, the Italian left has been debating about the loss of democracy in the country. Berlusconi's prominence in the media, his absolute power upon his party and his ministers, the consensus created by his tv networks, have been key factors in...

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The Earthquake in Italy

(4) Comments | Posted April 6, 2009 | 7:05 AM

L'Aquila is a small town in an italian region usually not familiar to foreigners, Abruzzo. The earthquake struck in the middle of the night (nine o'clock PM EST) a few miles from the town, near the mountains that had a place in history when Benito Mussolini was held prisoner...

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Twitter is so 2007

(4) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 11:53 AM

One week ago I met Kara Swisher in Rome. She asked me about Twitter in Italy and I told her we were about Twitter in 2007 but now we've moved on (we had read about Twitter here and here). Mainstream web users are all on Facebook...

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In Italy, the Web is Going to Be a Really Dangerous Place

(10) Comments | Posted March 13, 2009 | 5:24 AM

Italy's mainstream media and politicians are very ignorant about the Internet and new technologies. They really are. The only thing everyone's been talking about in recent months is Facebook, easy to understand and useful to chat, publish pictures of your cat and find old schoolmates. The big community of web...

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