Valentina Cipriani

Freelance Journalist

MA International Journalist at City University of London. Work experiences at The Conversation, OnLondon, Archants, RightsInfo.

Words in English and Italian on technology, society, international politics, books and London life.

United Kingdom

Portfolio

RightsInfo

Today is the Anniversary of Women's Vote We Should Actually Celebrate

The 100th anniversary of women's vote in the UK was officially celebrated on 10 June, but not everyone knows that it took another ten years for women to obtain complete...

RightsInfo

Are We at a Turning Point for Workers' Rights in the Gig Economy?

Recent sentences have ruled in favour of gig economy workers, stating that they cannot be regarded as self-employed and asserting their right to holiday and sick pay. Will Uber,...

Hackney Gazette

Hackney construction pioneer Kath Moore, who paved way for women in the industry, made MBE

The construction industry is not the most women-friendly work environment - but Kate was made an MBE in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for helping change that. A Hackney...

On London

Will EU citizens use London borough elections to send a message on Brexit?

Valentina Cipriani is doing a masters course in international journalism at City University. This is her first piece for On London. London's borough elections on 3 May could be...

[Decode]

Data Collection For A Smarter London : Yay Or Nay?

A third of Londoners believe that collecting personal data to improve public services is a bad idea, a recent poll has found. In a YouGov survey commissioned by the Smart London...

[Decode]

Are Health Apps Protecting Our Medical Data?

Medical applications have revolutionised health care: they can help women to plan a pregnancy, book an appointment with an online GP and help people with diabetes to keep their...

On London

Lonely London: what can the boroughs do?

Fixing people's loneliness may look like too hard a task for a borough election candidate to address. But loneliness is slowly being recognised as a public health issue in...

Hackney Gazette

Caribbean choir to perform with Stoke Newington group after founder's outreach trip following...

Archant A youth choir from the devastated Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda will be performing in Stoke Newington on Saturday during their first tour in the UK. The...

The Conversation

The Yellow Wallpaper: a 19th-century short story of nervous exhaustion and the perils of women's...

"These nervous troubles are dreadfully depressing", wrote Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Though later gaining recognition as a journalist and...

Italian Election Live

Italian Election Live

The story of some fascist parties running for the Italian election was all over the international news just a couple of weeks ago. During the electoral campaign this new wave of...