Donatella Della Ratta
Arab Media and Development Manager, Creative Commons
Donatella is Arab media and development manager for Creative Commons.
She has got a background of more than ten years’ experience in Arab media research. In 2000 she wrote her first book on Arab satellite channels, “Media Oriente”, followed in 2005 by a monography on Al Jazeera. In 2009 she edited a book on "what the Arab world thinks about US President Barack Obama". She was advisor of Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona for the art exhibition “Occidente desde Oriente” in 2005 and created “West by the Arab media“, a two day festival of screenings and debates on how Arab TV channels picture the “West”, hosted in Rome (2008) and in Brussels (2009). She has lectured on Arab media in many events (as MIP TV Cannes Market, Brussels’ EU Parliament, Linz Ars Electronica, Aula 06). She loves Arabic language and goes crazy for musalsalat, especially those dubbed in Syrian dialect. She leaves somewhere between Rome and the Arab world.
- Donatella Della Ratta