|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
29 April 2008
October 24, 1967 |
|Political party||Forza Italia|
Deborah Bergamini (born 24 October 1967) is an Italian politician, manager and journalist currently member of the Italian Parliament.
She entered the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 2008 as a member of The People of Freedom political movement and since then she is member of the Committee on Transports, Postal Services and Communication. In November 2011 she was also elected vice-president of the inquiry commission on piracy and counterfeiting.
A member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, she is member of the Committee on culture and Chair of the sub-committee on Media and Information Society. She is also President, since 17 March 2009, of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.
Deborah Bergamini studied literature and philosophy and went on to study at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, specialising in political marketing. She embarked on a career as a journalist, starting working for local newspapers and TVs in Tuscany. In 1996 she moved to Paris to work for the French publisher "Analyses et Synthèses" and then from 1997 to 1999 she was based in London, working for Bloomberg. It was while at Bloomberg that she interviewed Silvio Berlusconi, who subsequently recruited her as his communication advisor.
Between 2002 and January 2008 she worked for RAI television, first as deputy and then as director for strategic marketing.
- "The Committee on the Italian Chamber of Deputies website". Italian Parliament. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
- "Inquiry Commission on the Italian Chamber of Deputies website". Italian Parliament. Retrieved January 28, 2013.