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Federica Tedeschi

Freelance Journalist

I am an international freelance journalist who specialises in human rights, education and consumer trends. London-based and NCTJ-qualified, I have worked in different European countries and written for English, German, American, Maltese and Italian publications. I am currently specialising in video production. Also Training Officer at @NUJ_LFB and FIC member (NUJ).
Previous: Senior Reporter for @ElGazette.

Portfolio

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Islington Gazette - PHOTO CREDIT
04/17/2018
Finsbury Park station crash: Two moped riders injured in police chase

Archant Two moped riders were injured in a police chase this morning after crashing outside Finsbury Park station in Seven Sisters Road. Police in Seven Sisters Road, outside Finsbury Park station, this morning, after a serious moped crash. Picture: Federica Tedeschi/@FedericaLondon The incident happened near the junction with St Thomas's Road at about 3.45am.

City Observer - PHOTO CREDIT
04/17/2018
Two injured in motorcycle police chase in Finsbury Park

At approximately 03:45 on Tuesday, 17 April, a moped carrying two persons was involved in a collision with another car at Seven Sisters Road after failing to stop for police, a Met Police spokesperson confirmed. A male and female both believed to be 18 years old were injured in the crash outside Finsbury Park station.

Federica Tedeschi
04/18/2010
All Around UK

In this blog I write UK news stories with a focus on what is happening in London.

Human Rights, Environment and Activist Arts

Fair Planet
An ocean of plastic | FairPlanet

Data refer to the seven* biggest supermarket chains in the U.K., and it is possible to track a positive change in people's behaviour starting on October 2015, when large retailers in England were required by law to begin charging 5p for all single-use plastic bags.

Fair Planet
Anti-migrant Security Decree bis becomes law in Italy | FairPlanet

The regional administrative court (TAR) of 'Lazio' has lifted a ban on Spanish NGO migrant rescue ship Open Arms entering Italian waters, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The decision, which was taken on August 14, has irritated the Interior Minister and leader of the far-right party 'La Lega' Matteo Salvini.

Fair Planet
07/29/2019
Does Universal Credit contribute to poverty in the UK? | FairPlanet

Over a fifth of the UK population (14 million people) live in poverty, according to a report published at the end of 2018 by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR). Further data highlighted that 4 million people are over 50% below the poverty line, while 1.5 million are 'unable to afford basic essentials'.

Fair Planet
06/06/2019
Street Iftar to fight Islamophobia | FairPlanet

Thousands of people of all faiths broke the fast together during a buzzing Street Iftar event in North London on May 21. It is the second year that the two local mosques, Finsbury Park and Muslim Welfare House hold Iftar outdoors to celebrate diversity in the borough of Islington.

Fair Planet
05/29/2019
„Mediterranea is saving humans" | FairPlanet

TheMare Jonio ship is currently on its sixth mission observing, documenting and informing people on what is happening across the Mediterranean. It is in the Search and Rescue (SAR) Area off Libya, the Mediterranea Saving Humans (Mediterranea) website reads.

Fair Planet
05/13/2019
Extinction Rebellion to save the planet? | FairPlanet

More than 1,000 activists were arrested during the 11-day Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London, according to the Metropolitan Police website. The protests, which ended on April 25, were part of a global movement of people who took to the streets in more than 80 cities in 33 countries all over the world and were organised by apolitical British climate group Extinction Rebellion, which 'uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change (...)

Fair Planet
04/15/2019
The painful journey for disabled people in the UK | FAIRPLANET.ORG

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has been set in 2013 by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), to cover the extra costs of living with a disability. It was introduced to eventually replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Fair Planet
03/29/2019
UN criticises Italian divorce bill | FAIRPLANET.ORG

All children of parents who are seeking divorce in Italy, will have to undergo shared parenting plan, almost regardless of their specific family situation. The new divorce bill, put forward by the country's far-right party 'La Lega' last September, wants all children to spend at least twelve days a month with each parent (including night time), and domestic violence would not necessarily change terms and conditions.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
11/15/2018
Riace immigrants forced to leave after 20 years | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

All immigrants will be evicted from Riace, an Italian town which received international praise for its integration scheme. The order comes from the far-right Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini, who is well-known for his anti-immigration views, and follows a series of recent events which have deeply affected the lives of the multicultural village's inhabitants.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
07/02/2018
The Yazidis genocide | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Zina Hamu is a Yazidi young woman from the Sinjar district in Iraqi Kurdistan, who survived the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture and found a new purpose in life through photojournalism.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
04/20/2018
The suffragettes are 100 years old | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

A hundred years ago the British women won the right to vote in parliamentary elections. Although the Representation of the People Act granted such right only to ladies over the age of 30 who owned a house or were married to householders, it represented a turning point in history.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
01/03/2018
„Muslims like us" | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

The presence of ethnically diverse British Muslims in England and Wales has increased significantly over the last 15 years, with London currently hosting the majority and over 47% of their population was born in the UK.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
10/30/2017
Black History Month in the UK | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Black History Month, aka National African American History Month, recalls the acknowledgement and celebration of black people's contribution across history and society within the arts, maths and sciences. Black History Month has celebrated its 30th anniversary in the UK this year. The precursor to this event was however created in 1926 by Dr. Carter G.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
09/19/2017
The scandal of modern slavery in the UK

Almost 46 million people live in some form of modern slavery in 167 countries all over the world, has revealed the Global Slavery Index 2016 and a whopping 13,000 potential victims are in the UK (Home Office 2014). What does modern slavery exactly mean, though?

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
08/28/2017
What lies at the bottom of an English cup of tea?

Tea is an essential part of everyday life for most people in the United Kingdom. No wonder that Britain is the second largest per person tea drinking nation; second only to the Republic of Ireland. Data disclosed by the UK Tea & Infusions Association reveal that the UK inhabitants drink a whopping 165 million cups daily.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
08/02/2017
The future of EEA nationals in the UK | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

fairplanet has met Victoria Sharkey, immigration adviser at Medivisas in London, who advises permanent residence (PR) applicants about the hurdles these citizens face after the Brexit. Since the Brexit referendum results were announced in June 2016, there has been a sharp rise in the number of EU nationals applying for permanent residence (PR).

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
05/15/2017
Drone strikes | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Remote killing became a defining point of war following the invention of the bow and arrow thousands of years ago. Since the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism began recording data in 2010, a minimum of 2,262 drone strikes has been confirmed, causing between 6,263 and 9,049 deaths.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
03/27/2017
Make some noise! | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Nois, from the Sardinian word 'us', is the first news programme in Italy done by immigrants and designed for immigrants. The pivotal project, launched in April 2016 in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), was set up by theatre company Sardegna Teatro and local online TV channel Eja TV, after having won the MigrArti competition with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
03/10/2017
Forced marriage in the UK | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

In 2015 the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) gave advice or support relating to a possible forced marriage in 1,220 cases, according to the Home Office. Over the years the FMU, which was set in 2005 and works on the Government's forced marriage policy to operate both inside the UK and overseas, has dealt with cases concerning more than 90 countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh and India were the three highest volume ones in 2015.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
02/27/2017
My Granddad's car | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

My Granddad's car is the successful outcome of an ongoing project between British born artists Karl Ohiri and Sayed Hasan, who met in 2007 while attending Goldsmiths, University of London. The exhibition, which took place last month at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in Greenwich (London), followed an overwhelmingly positive response to the previous display at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
12/27/2016
A fulfilling journey from Africa to Italy | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Africa Experience is a new restaurant run by ex-refugees, which opened last month in a historic street in Venice called calle, famous for its typical shops and houses. The eatery, whose menu represents the journey its chefs made from Africa to Italy, is the brainchild of Hamed Ahmadi, a movie director who fled from Afghanistan to Italy in 2006.

fairplanet | Read, Debate: Engage.
10/28/2016
London's shop for homeless people | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

The world's first shop for homeless people CRACK+CIDER has kept many rough sleepers warm in London since its launch a year ago. The project has been entirely conceived and funded by strategist Charlotte Cramer and advertising executive Scarlett Montanaro, who met at the University of the Arts in London whilst studying Advertising: "Living in London, we were walking past many homeless people every single day without doing anything and we felt really bad about it.

Fairplanet
07/18/2016
FGM is a crime in the UK | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Data released by UNICEF this year reveals that around 200 million girls and women worldwide live with FGM and a quarter of them are below the age of 15. What actions have been taken by the Government and National Health Service in the UK, where the brutal practice was made illegal in 1985?

Fairplanet
11/14/2015
A chance of getting out of homelessness in London | FAIRPLANET.ORG | Read, Debate: Engage.

Fairplanet is an online magazine concerned with issues about human rights, environment and activist arts. Last February the Department for Communities and Local Government released the 2014 figures on homelessness across England, showing that more than 2,700 people slept rough on any one night; this was up 14 per cent from the estimated number of rough sleepers in 2013.

Education

Elgazette
01/11/2018
Search - EL Gazette

International monthly newspaper for the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry and international English-medium education. Please scroll down to find a list of all my reports.

Elgazette
01/08/2018
News - EL Gazette

Iran is to ban the teaching of English in primary schools, according to reports.

EL Gazette
06/30/2016
Latin Americans head to Malta

Malta has seen a 'significant growth of Esol students from Brazil, Colombia and other markets outside the EU/EEA area', according to Genevieve Abela, chief executive of Feltom, the Maltese association of language schools, which sets and monitors quality standards for its members.

Consumer Trends

Private Label International
10/07/2016
Chilling out

American publishing company Stagnito Business Information + Edgell Communications serves store brand leaders worldwide with the latest products, news and strategies that help drive label profits. Store Brands delivers unprecedented strategic and tactical information needed by retail executives to develop and support compelling, differentiated store brand programs to build customer loyalty.

Private Label International
05/16/2016
A dynamic duo

Store Brands delivers unprecedented strategic and tactical information needed by retail executives to develop and support compelling, differentiated store brand programs to build customer loyalty.

Private Label International
10/12/2015
An Italian tradition

Store Brands delivers unprecedented strategic and tactical information needed by retail executives to develop and support compelling, differentiated store brand programs to build customer loyalty.

Private Label International
05/04/2015
Full steam ahead

Store Brands delivers unprecedented strategic and tactical information needed by retail executives to develop and support compelling, differentiated store brand programs to build customer loyalty.

Private Label International
10/13/2014
Good news for two favourites

Store Brands delivers unprecedented strategic and tactical information needed by retail executives to develop and support compelling, differentiated store brand programs to build customer loyalty.

Accounting magazines

Theaccountant-online
The Accountant

Established in 1874, The Accountant is one of the oldest and most prestigious trade magazines in the world. Today The Accountant offers a comprehensive range of briefing services across topics including regulation, legislation and education for those working in the accounting profession.

Internationalaccountingbulletin
International Accounting Bulletin

International Accounting Bulletin is the only global magazine covering the professional services world. Focusing on business issues affecting firms, networks and associations, it is a trusted source for leading accounting news, as well as vital data and analysis provided by its survey features.

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