Recent Media Contributions

Recent Media Contributions

2018

Dr. Alberto Testa ; THE SUN : “Ultra Violence: Inside Roma’s infamous Fedayn hooligan firm responsible for more than 50 years of stabbings and bloodshed against English football fans” (May 2018)

Dr. Alberto Testa ; DAILY MAIL interviewed by Ian Herbert : “Thuggish world of Roma’s Ultras: Black uniforms, belts tied to wrists and their calling card is stabbing victims in the buttocks… meet the Fedayn” . (April 2018)

Dr. Alberto Testa ; DAILY MAIL interviewed by Ian Herbert : “Rome on red alert for Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Roma with 2,000 Italian police out to stop Ultras attacking visiting fans” . (April 2018)

Dr. Alberto Testa; BBC RADIO 5 LIVE show with Nicky Campbell; Topic :Far Right in the European football terrace and “Two AS Roma team ultras arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of Liverpool fan fighting for life after being hit by belt” (April 2018).

Dr. Alberto Testa; LOVE SPORT RADIO show with Ed Bowsher; Topic :Far Right in the European football terrace; Liverpool vs Roma football fans clashes and the danger of the forthcoming Russia world Football Cup (April, 2018).

Dr. Alberto Testa; for CHANNEL NEWS ASIA TV interview; Topic : Dangers for British Football Fans and the Russia World Cup.(will be aired in May 2018).

Dr. Alberto Testa; IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA interviewed by Paolo Tomaselli; Title : Il Criminologo: “Organizzati e allenati, gli hooligan si trovano sul dark web” (March 2018).

Dr. Alberto Testa; TALKRADIO show with James Whale; Topic : Comments on the Italian Elections and the success of the populist Far-Right ‘Lega‘ party and its leader Matteo Salvini (March 2018).

Dr. Alberto Testa; LBC show with Nick Ferrari; Topic : Comments on Mark Rowley ( head of UK counter-terrorism policing) on far-right terrorism and on How important it is to acknowledge the rise of far-right violence (February 2018).

Dr. Alberto Testa; LBC show with Andrew Pierce; Topic : UK Far-Right violence and radicalisation; underestimated? (February 2018).

2017

Dr Alberto Testa; CNN live with Amanda Davies; Topic : Antisemitism and Football; Video clip from the programme  (October 2017).

Dr Alberto Testa; CNN by Aimee Lewis; Topic :‘Lazio to wear image of Anne Frank on shirts after fans’ anti-Semitic slogans’ (October 2017).

Dr Alberto Testa; LBC hosted by John Stapleton (UK) Topic: UKIP Leadership contest outcome. Watch a small clip from the programme  (September 2017). “With this leadership election as a backdrop Suzanne Evans spoke to John Stapletonand Dr Alberto Testa, a sociologist specialising in the study of the far-right. Evans objected to sharing a stage with the academic, saying “Why have you got a professor on the far-right in a conversation about Ukip?”

Dr Alberto Testa; TalkRadio (News UK  group) hosted by Jonny Gould; Topic: World Cup 2018 and risk of ultras violence. (June, 2017).

Dr Alberto Testa; PRESS TV (English language news and documentary network, affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting -IRIB) Topic: Acid Crime a new phenomena? (August, 2017).

2016

Dr Alberto Testa; TalkRadio (News UK  group) The Week with Jonny Gould; Topic : The Italian Constitutional Referendum and Brexit, (December, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa; TalkRadio (News UK  group) Sunday Breakfast show with Jake Yapp; Topic: The rise of the “Alternative Right “ in the USA and the Far Right in Europe, (November, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa took to the airwaves again over the weekend in an interview (19th June 2016) and phone-in with LBC journalist Tom Swarbrick about football hooliganism in the Euro 2016 finals. Watch a small clip from the program

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Dr Alberto Testa; THE VOICE OF AMERICA (the official external broadcast institution of the United States Government );Topic: Violence and Neo Nazism at the European Cup in France (June, 2016)  Click for the Interview

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Dr Alberto Testa;  TBS eFM PRIMETIME (National Radio Seoul -South Korea); Topic: Policing the European Football Cup in France (June,2016)

Dr Alberto Testa; LBC HOSTED BY CLIVE BULL; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Extreme Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC RADIO LEEDS; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Extreme Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC RADIO BIRMINGHAM; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Far Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC DERBY; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Far Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC RADIO SHEFFIELD; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Far Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa;BBC RADIO GLOUCESTERSHIRE; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Far Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa;BBC THREE COUNTIES RADIO; Radio Interview as an expert of Hooliganism and the Far Right activism. Topic: Violence and the European Football Cup in France (June, 2016)

Dr Alberto Testa;RSI-RETE-UNO (Swiss Public Broadcasting Organization) ; Radio Interview in Italian Topic: Sport and Corruption.(January, 2016).

2015

Dr Alberto Testa;RETECONOMY (SKY channel 512); Television interview in Italian. Topic: Political Terrorisms. (November, 2015)

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Dr Alberto Testa; ESPN (Paolo Bandini); Press interview. Topic:  The Far Right in Europe and the football terraces. (July, 2015)

Dr Alberto Testa; ABC News (Meghan Keneally-USA); Press Interview. Topic: The symbolic value of the US Confederate Flag and its use in Europe post Charleston Shooting (June, 2015)

2014

Dr Alberto Testa; THE VOICE OF RUSSIA (Dimitry Babich) Topic: The rise of Far-right movements and political parties in Europe. (October,2014)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio 5 Live-Sunday Breakfast (hosted by Sam Walker and Chris Warburton)  Topic: UltraS violence-Fiorentina vs Naples. Policing issues(May, 2014)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio Scotland-Good Morning Scotland. Topic: Racism in Italian Society and Football (January, 2014)

2013

Dr Alberto Testa; CBC Radio (Canada); ‘The Current’ (hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti) .Topics: Italian Neofascism, Football & politics. (April , 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (hosted by Nicky Campbell). Topics: Paolo Di Canio defends his appointment as Sunderland boss and my research on Italian ultras and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football . (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (hosted by Nicky Campbell) .Topics: Is Paulo Di Canio an asset to British football, or an embarrassment? and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio three counties radio (the Roberto Perrone Show). Topics:What is the type of fascism that Di Canio subscribes to? and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC WM Radio Birmingham with Nick Conrad.Topics: Paolo Di Canio ‘Fascist but not Racist and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Hereford and Worcester.Topics:  how influential are the Ultras in Italian football? (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio Newcastle News (hosted by Anne Leuchars) .Topics: my research on Italian ultras and my book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football were discussed. (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio Merseyside (hosted by Paul Salt) .Topics: Is fascism in the UK different to how it is understood in Italy ? And my book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio Scotland-Good Morning Scotland .Topics: How prominent is fascism among supporters of some Italian clubs like Lazio? and my book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April, 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; CNN International Edition, 3rd April 2013: ‘‘Fascist’ Di Canio polarizes opinion. (Journalist Ravi Ubha).

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC sport. Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland and Fascism. (April, 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; CNN International Edition, 21st February 2013: ‘For Italy’s ‘ultras,’ nothing black and white about football and racism (Journalist John Sinnott)

2012

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio 5 Live Olympics Breakfast (hosted by Nicky Campbell). Topic:’ the 2012 Olympics and their effects on British national pride’; aired 6th August 2012.

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio Derby :Phil Throws’ Breakfast Show as a sociology expert and discussant with Professor Ellis Cashmore . Topic: ‘Shame v Pride; can the Olympic legacy prevent future riots?’; aired 6th August 2012.

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