The Huffington Post Media Group and Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso today announced plans for the creation of L'Huffington Post Italy, the latest international version of The Huffington Post. The partnership will combine The Huffington Post's powerful platform with the local expertise of Gruppo Espresso, publisher of the first Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, and of the most widely respected newsmagazine, L'Espresso. L'Huffington Post Italy is recruiting an editorial team in preparation for its launch before the end of the year. The announcement was jointly made by Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group and Monica Mondardini, CEO of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso.

L'Huffington Post Italy joins five other international editions of the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post UK and The Huffington Post Canada both launched last year, Le Huffington Post France launches on Monday, Le Huffington Post Quebec is scheduled to launch in February, and El Huffington Post Spain is scheduled to launch in March.

To learn more about this partnership, read our press release.