Alberto Testa has an extensive media experience and has spoken about his research on Television, Radio and the press. He is available for media contact about the following
topics:

  • Ultras, Hooliganism  violence, prevention and policing
  • European Far-Right: Fascism , Neo-Nazi Activism and violence
  • White Jihad
  • Italian Society (Politics, Corruption and Mafia)
  • Sociology of Sport (Deviance /Racism/Corruption)

CONTACT ME
Email: at@alberto-testa.com
Phone: +44(0)7585448201

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Recent Media Contributions

2017

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

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

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 Extreme 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 Extreme 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 Extreme 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 Extreme 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 Extreme 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 Extreme 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 and Religious Terrorisms. (November, 2015)

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Dr Alberto Testa; ESPN (Paolo Bandini); Press interview. Topic:  The Extreme 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) as Neo-Fascism and Nazism Expert. 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) as an applied sociologist and Hooliganism expert. Topic: UltraS violence-Fiorentina vs Naples. Policing issues(May, 2014)

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

2013

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

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (hosted by Nicky Campbell) as an applied sociologist and fascism expert. 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) as an applied sociologist and fascism expert. Topics: Is Paulo Di Canio an asset to British football, or an embarrassment? 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 three counties radio (the Roberto Perrone Show) as an applied sociologist expert and discussant .Topics:What is the type of fascism that Di Canio subscribes to? and my research on Italian ultras and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC WM Radio Birmingham with Nick Conrad as an applied sociologist expert and discussant .Topics: Paolo Di Canio ‘Fascist but not Racist and my research on Italian ultras and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Hereford and Worcester as an applied sociologist expert and discussant. Topics:  how influential are the Ultras in Italian football? In this occasion my research on Italian ultras and the book: Football, Fascism and Fandom: The UltraS of Italian Football were discussed. (April 2013)

Dr Alberto Testa; BBC Radio Newcastle News (hosted by Anne Leuchars) as an applied sociologist expert and discussant. 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) as an applied sociologist expert and discussant.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 as an applied sociologist expert and discussant.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 Italian 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) as a sociology expert and discussant . 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.