Mariangela Pira is a professional journalist and reporter on finance and geopolitical economy for SkyTg24. She has conducted television programs on finance for: CNBC and Tg5 where she reported on behalf of the minister of foreign affairs. Her work for the Italian Development Cooperation has taken her to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Israel, and Palestine. She has also worked with South China Morning Post, Caixin.com, Ansa, ilcaffegeopolitico.org, and peacereporter.com. In 2004, Pira was granted a scholarship to study in China, which led to her coverage for MF, Panorama, L’Espresso and Venerdi di La Repubblica. It also resulted in her writing two books on Chinese geopolitics. For the ONG Terre des Hommes, Pira often travels to Africa and Iraq to promote education and human rights, especially on behalf of women. In 2019, she won the Premio Navicella and the Premio Amerigo.
Her geopolitical commentaries on Linkedin (#3fattori) are followed by over 950,000 viewers.