About Me

Foto di Alessandro Di Maio

Journalist and political analyst on EU, MENA and Mediterranean Affairs. An archaeology lover born on the Mediterranean shore to a Sicilian-Australian family.

In the period 2009-2015 I lived in Jerusalem and worked as correspondent journalist covering the Arab Spring and its effects in the MENA region.

Since 2017 I am the Press and Communications Manager of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE). Now living in Brussels.

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Academic studies:

  • BA in History and Geography, UNED Madrid (ongoing)
  • MA in Political Science Security Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • MA in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • BA in Political Science and Journalism, University of Messina

Other studies:

  • Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Journalists, EMAJ Amsterdam
  • Course for Journalists in Conflict Areas, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Emergency and survival training course organized by the Italian Ministry of Defense, Rome
  • International Humanitarian Law by the International Committee of the Red Cross

Recent working activity:

  • 2017-Now -  Head of communications,COMECE
  • 2010-2015 - Correspondent journalist and political analyst on MENA affairs
  • 2009-2010 - Press Officer, ARCI
  • 2006-2010 - CEO, LaSpecula International Magazine
  • 2008 - Press and Cultural Officer, USA Embassy in Rome (internship)
  • 2008 - Press Officer, UK Consulate in Naples (internship)


  • 2013, Jerusalem - "Golda Meir Fellow" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2012, Jerusalem - "Rothberg Family Scholarship" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2011, Jerusalem - "Rothberg Family Scholarship" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2009, Rome - "Progetto Bonelli Press Office Media Award"
  • 2009, Strasbourg - "Council of Europe Media Award" for a reportage on radical Islam in Europe


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  • M&S Arabic