Maurizio Belpietro

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Maurizio Belpietro
Born Maurizio Belpietro
(1958-05-10) 10 May 1958 (age 59)
Castenedolo, Brescia, Italy

Maurizio Belpietro (born 10 May 1958) is an Italian journalist and television presenter.

Biography[edit]

Belpietro was born in Castenedolo, near Brescia, but he grew up in the town of Palazzolo sull'Oglio. He started his career as a journalist writing for the local newspaper Bresciaoggi in 1975. In 1994 he moved on to il Giornale with the journalist Vittorio Feltri and returned few years later after a period as editor of the newspaper Il Tempo in 1996. From 2001 to 2007, he worked as editor of il Giornale.[1] He was succeeded by the journalist Mario Giordano when he became editor of Italian newsmagazine Panorama.

In 2004, he became presenter of the television newsmagazine L'Antipatico, broadcast on Canale 5 and later on Rete 4. Since October 2007, he has also appeared on the morning news program Mattino Cinque.

In 2009, he became editor of the right-wing newspaper Libero, replacing Vittorio Feltri.[1]

He also hosts a short radio news program every morning on the radio station R101.

Sentences[edit]

In April 2010 was sentenced from the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation with the sentence # 13198 for contempt with this motivation:

  • italian: "(...) La pubblicazione di articoli fortemente polemici contro la magistratura può portare il direttore del quotidiano responsabile della pubblicazione alla condanna per vilipendio e diffamazione. (...)"
  • english: "(...) Publishing harshly news articles with a contentious content against Magistrates can lead to the editor in chief responsible of the publication to be sentenced for contempt and defamation. (...)"

However, the ECHR did not upheld the verdict. [2]

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Media offices
Preceded by
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Managing editor of L'Europeo
1989–1992
Succeeded by
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Deputy editor in chief of L'Indipendente
1992–1994
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Federico Orlando
Deputy editor in chief of il Giornale
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Stefano Lorenzetto
Preceded by
Gianni Mottola
Editor in chief of Il Tempo
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Giampaolo Cresci
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Deputy editor in chief of Quotidiano Nazionale
1997
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Preceded by
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Deputy editor in chief of il Giornale
1997–2001
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mario Cervi
Editor in chief of il Giornale
2001–2007
Succeeded by
Mario Giordano
Preceded by
Pietro Calabrese
Editor in chief of Panorama
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Giorgio Mulé
Preceded by
Vittorio Feltri
Editor in chief of Libero
2009-2016
Succeeded by
Vittorio Feltri