From Italy to Spain and Latvia, covering international news, developing investigations, uncovering environmental crimes and tracking criminal networks: This is a selection of the works I completed in Europe in the past few years.
The “Mascacka Tram Way Ride” (Latvia)
Multimedia reporting produced in Latvia in 2013. It tells the story of a neighborhood in Riga, Latvia’s capital city, called Maskacka. It used to be a Jewish ghetto during the Second World War, but, nowadays, it is Riga’s Russian neighborhood and a symbol of the difficult coexistence between Latvians and Russians. The story follows tramway line number 7, which runs along Maskavas street.
To listen to the stories, click “Story” when the tram stops. To continue to the next tram stop, click “go on.” To finish a story earlier, click on the picture. The final package was made in Hype.
Vesuvio, nel parco spunta la valle dei frigoriferi (Italy)
This reporting uncovered the presence of a huge amount of common and hazardous waste in the Vesuvio National Park. In some cases, we found old appliances and asbestos dumped a few meters away from the crops. My colleague and I produced a video report, a photo gallery and an article.
«Un miliardo di dollari per ripulire il delta del Niger» (Italy)
I wrote this article while working on the international desk of Corriere della Sera. It is about the consequences of decades of oil spills in the Niger Delta, in Nigeria, and the responsibilities of the Nigerian governemnt and the Anglo-Dutch multinational Shell.
English version available here.
España es “Cosa Nostra” (Spain)
This article is about the strong presence of the Italian Mafia in Spain. In 2010, Italian and Spanish law enforcement agencies were trying to crack down on the Italian criminal networks operating in southern Spain.
Via il boss, arriva l’antiracket (Italy)
Sometimes journalists can write good news. This is one example. That day, a Mafia clan in Ercolano (Naples) suffered a staggering defeat: The anti-racket association inaugurated its new headquarters, in a former mafia boss’ home.
Mala Comunicacion (Italy)
An investigation into the communication strategies of Naples’ criminal cartels. In 2009, it was one of the few investigations ever done into this issue. This is the original, Italian version.
È nascosto sotto al sale il tesoro della Bolivia (Italy)
I wrote this article for Latinoamerica e tutti i sud del mondo, a magazine on international news. The article is about enormous lithium deposits in Bolivia, the growing importance of this mineral, and its exploitation’s economic and political implications.