Federica Tedeschi

Financial Reporter @Loan_Radar, Equality co-officer @NUJ_LFB. Previous: Financial Reporter @Citywire @cwselector and @inspiratia; Senior Reporter @ElGazette.

United Kingdom

I am a financial journalist @Loan_Radar, a real-time financial news service focused on the global syndicated loan market. I also specialised in asset management, as well as in renewable energy & infrastructure, and have a good network of senior contacts within both sectors.
Previous experiences include writing features on human rights and education. 

London-based and NCTJ-qualified, I have worked in different European countries and written for English, German and American publications, as well as Maltese and Italian ones.
Also Equality co-officer at @NUJ_LFB (NUJ).

Previous: Financial Reporter @Citywire @cwselector and @inspiratia; Senior Reporter @ElGazette.


Finance & Investment

Renewable Energy and Infrastructure

Journalism FestivalS - NUJ - Current Affairs - Blog

Training alert | The Freelance

A TRAINING survey recently run by LFB's Training Officers aimed to identify which course London Freelance Branch members feel they should attend to increase their opportunities for work. LFB training officers Federica Tedeschi and Tim Gopsill put together the three-question online survey after the LFB Data Journalism courses they had organised in 2019 proved significantly less popular than they had been in previous years.

Speaker at the Freelance Forum by the Sea: Pitching Clever and Getting Paid

Freelance workers face many challenges - everything from getting the pitch right to getting paid, working alone to managing accounts and tax returns. NUJ Brighton's Freelance Forum by the Sea is a one-day event to support journalists, writers, broadcasters, bloggers, podcasters, designers and photographers in successful pitching, tax & accounting, tackling loneliness and getting motivated.

International Journalism Festival 2019

IN APRIL, Branch member Federica Tedeschi went to Perugia, in Italy, to attend the International Journalism Festival (IJF19). She says it's "a global and inspiring event worth travelling for every year". LONG distance does not seem to be an issue, with some of the (over 650) IJF19 speakers coming from as far as Philippines and Australia.

City Observer - PHOTO CREDIT
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.

Islington Gazette - PHOTO CREDIT
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.

Il Fatto Quotidiano
Blog | Contro la derisione dell'Italia nel mondo - Il Fatto Quotidiano

Centinaia di italiani residenti o in vacanza a Londra sono scesi in piazza ieri per difendere la dignità delle donne e del Paese durante la manifestazione "Se non ora quando?", arrivata nella capitale inglese grazie al Popolo Viola London che, fin dalla sua nascita nel 2009, si è impegnato in azioni di informazione, sensibilizzazione e protesta ...

Federica Tedeschi
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
A UK footballer's campaign to prevent poor school kids from starving | FairPlanet

The UK government has reversed its decision not to extend free school meals over term holidays, following a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford (8 November, 2020). In the light of COVID-19, over a million people signed Mr Rashford's petition End child food poverty - no child should be going hungry, between the second half of October and the beginning of November.

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Foreign rough-sleepers could be deported from the UK | FairPlanet

"The Home Office has talked of becoming a more 'fair, humane and compassionate' department. Immediately scrapping this cruel rule on rough sleeping would be a good place to start." This is how Amnesty International UK's director Kate Allen has condemned powers within new immigration rules, which took effect on 1 December and establish that non-UK nationals who are rough sleeping could face deportation beginning 1 January, 2021.

Fair Planet
Breach of human rights in UK's migrant camps | FairPlanet

'A man attempted to take his life at Napier Barracks in Folkestone yesterday', reads a report recently published by AVID, a network of voluntary organisations providing support for people in detention (20 November 2020).

Fair Planet
Covid19 is forcing lone births in the UK | FairPlanet

Post-natal depression affects around 65% of women, according to UK Pre and Postnatal Depression Advice and Support (PANDA). A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in the USA has highlighted elevated anxiety and depression symptoms compared to similar pre-pandemic pregnancy cohorts, with participants reporting clinically relevant symptoms of depression and clinically relevant symptoms of anxiety in 37% and 57% of the cases, respectively (Data published by the US National...

Fair Planet
UK ditches the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights | FairPlanet

The UK has chosen not to incorporate the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights into domestic law, therefore threatening protections that help keep people safe in the United Kingdom. The decision, which follows Conservative MPs' vote against the Charter in 2018, as well as follow-up discussions during the Brexit negotiations in February 2019, has not been overturned during the eight rounds of UK-EU future relationship discussions which have taken place since the vote.

Fair Planet
Will Italexit follow Brexit? | FairPlanet

The coronavirus pandemic's economic impact in Italy has brought a rise of euroscepticism within the country. A new anti-EU party wants to tap into the sentiments. Italexit is a new political party launched on July 23, with the aim to get Italy out of the European Union (EU).

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
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
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
„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
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
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.
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.
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.

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„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.

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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.

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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.
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.
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).

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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.

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?

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.


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

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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.

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