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  1. Josephine McKenna – Freelance Writer Press discharge: Josephine McKenna is a freelance Australian writer in Rome. After eight years living in Italy she has recently begun to fast track her own independent freelance business at http://josephinemckenna.net/. Josephine McKenna has been a Freelance journalist and columnist for over 35 years and has worked in TV, radio, print and online media in the US, Japan, Australia and Italy. She is absolutely bilingual and now accessible to work as an independent writer covering news and features in Rome. "I fell for Italy on my first visit many years ago and followed my passion to workas an independent writer here in Rome," she says. "I cover breaking news and features on everything from the Vatican, to governmental issues, migration and the Mafia, however I really love writing about food and wine, arts and culture, design, and fashion – while uncovering Italy's most spectacular travel destinations." While working as freelance writer in Italy Josephine loves to share her experiences and insights about and life in Italy. "Italy is more than a country, it has many complex layers! I love finding out what makes it tick, whether it's meeting the nation's best chefs, fashion designers, winemakers, or political leaders,” she says. "I cover Italy for variousdaily papers and magazines and also work as an independent TV producer and commentator for TV and radio networks. I look forward to expanding my network of client as an independent Rome correspondent.” In the brief time Josephine McKenna has lived and worked in Rome, she has followed the rise and fall of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the expansion of the Calabrian mafia known as 'Ndrangheta, the Costa Concordia shipwreck, and several earthquakes. One of the highlights was covering the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the meeting of cardinals which chose the first-ever pope from Latin America, Pope Francis, in 2013. Since his election, Pope Francis has been an engine for change in the Catholic Church and there is worldwide interest inside and outside the church in his new style of leadership. Ability and experience are essential when covering such a complex country. With years of experience and a long time living on the ground in Italy, Josephine McKenna has the knowledge and experienceneeded to stand out from the crowd. As ajournalist in Rome Josephine would like to extend her network and invites you to visit her site at http://josephinemckenna.net/