Born in Trieste in 1968, professional journalist he attended the faculty of Letters and Philosophy and graduated with a thesis on “Psychology of Communication”. “North-east ferments, economy, science and culture in the new geopolitical theatre” is the new program he supervises and hosts from the Italian public radio station of Friuli Venezia Giulia, while “Theories and techniques of communication for cooperation and emergency” is the course he is teaching at the Master’s Degree course of International Diplomacy and Cooperation (the only MD course of this type in Italy), through which the department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Trieste trains international officials of high professional profile, with diplomatic, cooperation and communication skills.
He was spokesman of the Italian UN contingent in Lebanon and of UNIFIL Sector West (Italy, France, Ghana, South Korea, Slovenia, Brunei and Malaysia), deployed in compliance with the UN Security Council resolution 1701, and Senior Expert of Communication in the programme “Instrument for Stability” of the European Commission.
Roberto Vitale started his activity as a journalist at the daily newspaper “Trieste Oggi”. Subsequently, he was editor of “Cronaca Nord-Est” and collaborated with the daily newspaper “Il Piccolo”. He was correspondent for the Milanese journal “L’Indipendente” in the mid 1990s, then he worked in the editorial staff of “Telequattro”, regional TV station of Friuli Venezia Giulia. In 2002 he was hired by the news agency “Ansa” and lastly by the daily newspaper “Il Gazzettino”, where he concluded his professional activity as a journalist to take on top roles in the field of communication, both in Italy and abroad, and to dedicate himself to teaching. Some of his inquiries and articles were published by the business newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” and by “Il Messaggero”.
Among his foreign experiences in journalism, he reported from Eastern Europe, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, France, Ghana, Greece, Egypt and the United States of America, where back in 2003 he documented for “Il Gazzettino” the arrival of the “Isabel” hurricane, one of the most violent natural phenomena in history, which hit devastating part of the north-eastern coast. He also followed, as a correspondent, several military operations abroad.