Daniela Hamaui

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Daniela Hamaui
Born (1954-11-21) November 21, 1954 (age 59)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Journalist

Daniela Hamaui (born 21 November 1954) is an Italian journalist and the editor of the Rome based magazine L'Espresso from 2002-2010.

Hamaui was born in Cairo, Egypt. She graduated in Literature at the Università Statale di Milano.

Prior to her stint at L'espresso, she was the founding editor of the magazine D – la Repubblica delle donne, published since 1996 with the newspaper La Repubblica. Hamaui has voiced concerns about legislation on telecommuncations introduced by the Berlusconi administration and proposed a provision that would temporarily bar the owners of TV stations (including Berlusconi) from buying up print media groups.

Currently she serves as editorial director of the periodicals of La Repubblica, and has the editorial supervision of other monthlies.


Hamaui earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (with specialization in teaching) at the University of Milan in 1978, and then studied at the Institute for Journalism Training in Milan.

She then began to write for La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera and the cultural pages of Il Sole 24 ore. In 1995 she became editor of the monthly CentoCose, published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.

On 15 July 2010 it was announced that Hamaui will serve as editorial director of the magazine La Repubblica. In its place, as director of L'Espresso, has been named Bruno Manfellotto.[1]


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