“Esteri News – Italian Diplomatic News” was created in 2008 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Press Service in collaboration with the CLASS/CNBC news network.
Project Head for the MFA: Giuseppe Scognamiglio
Project Head for Class CNBC: Mariangela Pira
Editorial Coordinators: Patrizia Giocoli, Federica Gentile
The project’s main objective is to boost the foreign ministry’s ability to reach citizens using a tool capable of providing up-to-date and accessible information and of transmitting the high quality of foreign ministry services.
A service for citizens
For 4 years now “Esteri News” has been offering Italian citizens the unique service of describing how Italian foreign policy is made in the format of a TV news programme that covers:
- Italy’s involvement in international organisations;
- bilateral relations with the various nations of the world;
- Italy’s participation in prominent international events;
- the major themes of disarmament, environment, energy and the fight against terrorism;
- economic and cultural diplomacy;
- development cooperation projects; promotion of human rights;
- services to Italian citizens and businesses.
The first Ministerial TV News Broadcast
“Esteri News” was the first broadcast by a foreign ministry packaged in a TV news format to illustrate the activities and services it offers.
“Esteri News Dossier” segments are broadcast on www.esteri.it, Class CNBC, Sky Channel 507 and are streamed on CuboVision Web TV, Class News Msnbc, Telecom Italia’s IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), and the MFA’s Youtube channel.