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The Huffington Post launches Italian site with Berlusconi interview

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

September 25, 2012 | 2 min read

Online news and blog site The Huffington Post has revealed the latest of its global branches with L’Huffington Post in Italy.

The French and Spanish editions both launched within the past twelve months, and now, working with Italian publisher La Repubblica Gruppo Espresso, the Italian site will be overseen by journalist Lucia Annuziata.

Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group commented: “We'll be using all the tools at our disposal to tell the most important - and most entertaining - stories of our time"

"And, just as important, help Italians tell their stories themselves. And since Italy's 35.8 million Internet users make up nearly 59 per cent of the population, it's our hope that L'HuffPost will help expand the conversation at a time when Italians are looking to each other and their communities - both online and offline - for the empathy, ingenuity and creativity that will lead to the real solutions the country needs."

The Italian version kicked off with an interview with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who talked about his resignation amid sex scandals and the Eurozone crisis.

He said: "I have always behaved correctly, both in private and public. I have never done anything against the law, nor against morality. All the rest is disinformation and defamation."

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