Antonella Notari

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Antonella Notari "is spokesperson and head of media relations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. She earned an MA in literature and philosophy at the University of Geneva, 1988, and a MSc in Media and Communication at the London School of Economics, 2000. From 1989-99, she worked for the ICRC in the field, including stations in Somalia (1989-90), the Democratic Republic of Congo (1991), Iraq (1991-92), Sri Lanka (1992-93), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1993-94 and 1997-99), Rwanda (1996-97). Her work focused on issues of protection, visiting prisoners, tracing missing persons and working with their families, repatriating people who had fled war zones and reuniting separated families. As head of press for the ICRC since 2000, she manages the Hotline for media staff in dangerous assignments, a service for media staff facing problems in areas of armed conflicts." [1]