Maurizio Molinari

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(journalist, editor)
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Born28 October 1964
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Alma materLa Sapienza University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harris Manchester College (Oxford)
ReligionJewish
Italian editor. Staunch friend of Israel and transatlantic ties. In 2021 had the infamous "Hunt for the non-vaccinated" on his front page.
On 17 July 2021, his newspaper had the infamous "Hunt for the non-vaccinated. They are 17 million more" on its front page

Maurizio Molinari is an Italian journalist, as of April 2020 Editor in Chief of the daily la Repubblica, after serving five years as editor in chief of la La Stampa.

A staunch friend of Israel and transatlantic ties, he attended the 2017 Bilderberg conference.

Education and early career

Molinari was born in Rome into a family of Jewish origin[1]. He graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in political science from La Sapienza University in Rome, and, in 1993, with degree in history from the same university. He also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and at Manchester College, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

At the same time in 1984 he starts working as a journalist for La Voce Repubblicana, the newspaper of the Italian Republican Party, and achieved professional journalist status in 1989.[2]

Molinari lives between New York City and Turin. He is married since 1994 with Micol Braha. They have four children.

Journalist at La Stampa

Molinari arrives at La Stampa in 1997, and for over a decade he works as correspondent first from Brussels than from New York City, and since 2014 from Jerusalem and Ramallah, before returning to Turin as editor-in-chief in 2016.

Molinari writes also for several Italian newspapers and news magazines, including La Voce Repubblicana, Il Tempo, L'Indipendente, L'Opinione, Il Foglio, and Panorama.

Journalist since 1989 he covered the conflicts in the Balkans, Middle East and Horn of Africa. Among the leaders he interviewed there are the US presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Madleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Ban Ki moon, Libyan colonel Qaddafi, Saudi king Abdallah, Israeli prime ministers Netanyahu and Peres, Israeli president Rivlin, PLO chairman Arafat, Palestinian president Abbas, the Pkk commander Ocalan, the Iraqi Kurdish president Barazani and the Turkish President Erdogan.

Molinari is a regular guest commentator on Italian TV, including on La7, Rainews24, TgCom and SkyTg24. He has occasionally been a panelist on CNN, CBS and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, aired on the Public Broadcasting Service.

According to his colleague Giorgio Dell'Arti, Molinari's points of reference are Judaism, the Italian Republican Party, as well as the "atlantist" vision.[3]

In 2019, he accused the Yellow Vests movement in France ofantisemitism when members of it rejected approaches by "philosopher" Alain Finkielkraut.[4]

Editor in Chief of La Stampa and la Repubblica

On 26 November 2015 Molinari is nominated new Editor in Chief of the Turin daily La Stampa, replacing Mario Calabresi, who was heading to Rome to take the place of Ezio Mauro as Editor in Chief of La Repubblica. The President of EXOR, John Elkann, chooses Molinari over the deputy editor Massimo Gramellini, and flanks him with Massimo Russo (former editor of Wired Italia) as co-director.[5]

In December 2017 Molinari became also editorial director of GNN , the Gedi News Network that includes La Stampa, Secolo XIX and the local papers of the former Finegil Group.

On April 23rd, 2020, he became Editor in Chief of la Repubblica.

Essayist

Between 2000 and 2020 Molinari has been a prolific essayist, publishing an average of one book per year. Molinari is the author of 21 non-fiction books, all published in Italian: The Jews in Italy: A Problem of Identity (1870-1938) (published by La Giuntina in 1991), The Left and Jews in Italy (1967-1993) (Corbaccio, 1995), The National Interest (Laterza, 2000), Between White House and Botteghe Oscure: Interview with Lamberto Dini (Guerini and Ass, 2001), Wall Street in the Third Millennium (Fondazione Liberal), 2003, No Global? (Laterza, 2003), George W. Bush and the American Mission (Laterza, 2004), Italy Seen by the CIA (1948-2004) (Laterza, 2005), The Jews of New York (Laterza, 2007), Democratic Cowboys (Einaudi 2008), Obama's Country (Laterza, 2009), The Italians of New York (Laterza, 2011), Shadow Government (Rizzoli, 2012), The Eagle and the Butterfly (Rizzoli, 2013), The Caliphate of Terror (Rizzoli, 2015), Jihad. Attack to the West (Rizzoli, 2015), "The Return of the Tribes" (Rizzoli 2016), Duel in the Ghetto (Rizzoli, 2017), "Why It Did Happen Here" (Nave di Teseo, 2018), "The West under Assault" (Nave di Teseo, 2019) and "Atlas of a Changing World" (Rizzoli, 2020)

In 2015 he was at the center of media controversy when Nicola Perugini, anthropologist at the University of Edinburgh, documented plagiarism in the book The Caliphate of Terror.Some parts was almost identical to the text of the American bestseller by Jay Sekulow, The rise of Isis.[6]


 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/20171 June 20174 June 2017US
Virginia
Chantilly
The 65th Bilderberg Meeting
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
Switzerland
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21. January, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


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