Giacomo Mazzone - Vice President

Qualifications: Manager of the Public Service Broadcasting and Media with 30 years’ experience in the news, sport and international relations sectors. Trained as a journalist, with a great deal of experience in international companies and organizations (RAI, Euronews, Eurosport, and since 2002, at EBU European Broadcasting Union member of the WBU World Broadcasting Union).

He has worked for all traditional media (press, radio, general interest TV) but also in new media (all-news channels, Internet portals). Expert in European and multilateral negotiations, has been chosen to represent Italian government in the UNESCO at the negotiations for the Cultural Diversity convention.

At European Broadcasting Union currently is Head of Institutional Relations and of Members Relations South. (January 2011 - current ) in charge of follow-up with members of the MENA region (Algeria, Marocco, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon) and of the Northern shore of Mediterranean Sea (Italy, France, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, and so on).

In this vest has been head of the project of assistance to the Tunisian National Broadcaster during the first multipartite elections (2011) and head of the special assistance projects for the other countries in the region (Libya, Egypt, etc.)

♦ in charge of the relations with the United Nations system (ITU, UNESCO, IGF, UNCTAD, etc.) and with the Council of Europe.

In the world of Internet Governance he has represented EBU at Geneva WSIS 2003, at Tunis 2005, and since then has been media partner of the IGF since its inception in Athens.

Founder member of the EuroDIG in 2008, is currently MAG (member of the advisory group of the IGF) under appointment of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, as representative of the media sector.

Since 2013 he is also representative of WBU (World Broadcasting Union) into the GAC of ICANN.

P.A. Valenti, speech in Paris 2015

Libye - Anatomie d'un crime

C'est l'histoire d'un film qui n'aurait pas dû exister. Depuis la chute de Khadafi, le dictateur du désert, la Libye est une poudrière. Plus d’Etat. Deux gouvernements. Des ministres qui siègent un pistolet sur la tempe. Des centaines de milices armées qui kidnappent, rançonnent, torturent et violent.



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