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Political Memory: Lilli GRUBER, former MEP

{{#icon:LilliGruber.jpg|Lilli GRUBER}}

General Data

Functions in European Parliament

  • 20/07/2004 - 30/09/2008 : Socialist Group in the European Parliament (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 30/09/2008 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 30/09/2008 : Committee on Foreign Affairs (Substitute)
  • 15/09/2004 - 19/09/2004 : Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen (Member)
  • 15/09/2004 - 30/09/2008 : Delegation for relations with Iran (Substitute)
  • 20/09/2004 - 30/09/2008 : Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen (Chairwoman)
  • 22/09/2004 - 30/09/2008 : Conference of Delegation Chairmen (Member)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professional journalist since 1982
  • Worked for RAI (Italian radio and television broadcasting company) from 1984 to 2004
  • In 1987 became the first woman to present the television news in the early evening
  • Has worked for the daily newspaper 'La Stampa', the 'Io Donna' section of the 'Corriere della Sera' , for 'Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni' and 'Anna'
  • Worked with the German TV channel SWF (1988) and Pro 7 (1996) and with CBS (1999)
  • Since 1988 international political correspondent for RAI
  • Events covered included: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, visits by the Pope
  • The collapse of the Soviet Union, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • War in the former Yugoslavia
  • The terrorist attacks of September 11, the Iraqi crisis and the war against Iraq
  • 'Visiting scholar' at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of John Hopkins University (2002)
  • For two years 'discussion leader' at the World Economic Forum of Davos
  • 'William Benton Fellowship for Broadcasting Journalists' at the University of Chicago(1993)
  • Books published: 'Quei giorni a Berlino' (Nuova Eri, 1990)
  • 'I miei Giorni a Baghdad' (Rizzoli, 2003), 'L'altro Islam' (Rizzoli 2004)
  • Prizes awarded include: the 'Premiolino' journalism prize (1988)
  • 'Numeri UNO' prize (1991)
  • Best female journalist (1995)
  • Carlo Schmidt Preis, awarded in Germany to people who have distinguished themselves in upholding freedom of information (1995)
  • Fregene prize (1995)
  • Spoleto prize (2001)
  • For covering the war in Iraq, inter alia: the Sirmione Catullo prize, the Ischia prize, the Guidarello prize
  • Honorary graduate of the American University of Rome (2004)





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