Taormina, the journalist Giovanna Botteri godmother of the ceremony of delivery of the Unime degree diplomas


By John

The Rai journalist Giovanna Botteri It will be there godmother of the Degree Award Ceremony of the University of Messina to be held Tuesday 23 July starting at 8.15pmin the enchanting scenery of the Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Expected approximately 4 thousand people among students, chaperones, teachers and technical-administrative staff.

Born in Trieste, Giovanna Botteri she has tied her professional life to Rai since 1985, the year in which she arrived in the headquarters of the capital of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. After a long career enriched by correspondence and in-depth programs, she retired last June.
Botteri’s career developed as a special correspondent following the most important international eventsstarting with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the war in the former Yugoslavia (in 1991), also passing through the conflicts in Bosnia, in Sarajevo besieged, then in Algeria, South Africa, Albania, Iran and Kosovo. She also filmed the beginning of the bombing of Baghdad and the arrival of US tanks in March and April 2003 in a world exclusive. From America she reported on the events of the entire electoral campaign that led to the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American president in history, and from China she covered the events related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since December 2021, She was a correspondent-responsible for the Paris bureau for radio and television news services from France.
Among the awards received for her journalistic activity and her reportages there are also: the Ilaria Alpi Award (twice, in 2000 and 2003), the Hemingway Award (2003), the Saint Vincent Award (2004), the Maria Grazia Cutuli Award (2006), the Luchetta Special Award for Lifetime Achievement (2015), the Columbus Award for Culture (2023), the Marisa Bellisario Award (2024).