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Maria Laura Franciosi is a freelance journalist and acts as a consultant for the training of journalists. She is the Founding President of the Press Club Brussels Europe. Since 1998 she has been a senior collaborator of the European Journalism Centre. She also coordinated the media programme of the European Citizens Consultations. As honorary president of J@YS (Journalists at Your Service), she trains journalists and organises briefings and conferences. In the past, Maria Laura was a lecturer on Language and Politics at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 1967 to 1970 and at the University of Rome until 1977, after which she joined ANSA (the Italian News Agency) where she worked until 2001 in Rome, London and Brussels as bureau chief.

3 February 2022

29 November 1924. The day Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels

The month was November. The year 1924. A distinguished guest arrives in a private clinic in Brussels specialised in radio-therapies for cancer patients. The distinguished guest […]
2 February 2022

The Year of the Tiger has arrived

February 1st marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year 2022, which will be governed by the Water Tiger. This is undoubtedly one of the best […]
1 February 2022

Then and now. New photo book showcases historical beauty of Route 66

In 1926, when a new highway called US Highway 66 opened between Illinois and California, few could have imagined its future cultural significance. Touted as the […]
1 February 2022

The Resonance of Trees. A new exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels

The Brussels Korean Cultural Center is hosting a photo exhibition that started on Monday January 31st. This exhibition invites 4 representative Korean photo artists such as […]
31 January 2022

Tales from the Casa-Museu Passos Canavarro

Travellers have always known what Gen Z have apparently now discovered: experiences are more meaningful than material goods. And in a world where everyone is competing […]
31 January 2022

Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter to organize new CORE Festival

Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter – two of the biggest festivals in Belgium and Europe – are teaming up to create a new jointly-organized festival with a […]
28 January 2022

Brussels welcomes exhibition on Australian Aboriginal art

It is always good to challenge one’s idea of another’s culture, upgrade one’s appreciation of history, and be moved by a vibrant present. Before Time Began, […]
28 January 2022

Schaerbeek’s Maison des Arts: a hidden jewel and a testament to rapid urbanisation

Schaerbeek, it is increasingly said, is ‘the new St Gilles’. On a warm (or a snowy) day, Parc Josaphat bustles with what were once referred to […]
27 January 2022

Brussels will be filled with light in February

Bright Brussels, the festival of lights in the capital, is back for a sixth edition from 10 to 13 February 2022. Alongside the Royal Quarter and […]
25 January 2022

A brand new Magritte shop has just opened its doors in Brussels

Belgium might not be the biggest country in the world, nor the most powerful. Some people probably couldn’t even put it on a map. Yet if […]
25 January 2022

New film school in Mosul created in partnership with a Belgian theater company

A film school has been created at the School of Fine Arts in Mosul, in partnership with a Belgian theater company from Ghent, as part of […]
24 January 2022

Naples’s latest tourist attraction shows a different side of the city

The memory of the city of Naples is carved in the stone labyrinths of the hypogea, the extraordinary canyons that split the hill. The Sanità, together […]
21 January 2022

Italy to welcome a pasta museum

When you think of Italy, a few things immediately come to mind. Although they might be a little cliché, we can’t help but to think of […]
20 January 2022

Migrants. A new film depicting how the climate crisis is affecting polar bears and their habitat

Two polar bears are the protagonists of this multi-award winning 3D animated short film entitled ‘Migrants’. In it, their home has become uninhabitable due to climate […]
19 January 2022

10 Secret passages around the world

How many of you did not feel fascinated by some secret passage in a film? Throughout history, many were essential in winning or losing a battle […]
18 January 2022

15 oldest countries in the world

How can we define which countries are the oldest in the world? Such task may be a tricky one, since past History events may indicate that […]
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