Journalist & NGO consultant. A former news editor at Wired and managing editor at The New Londoners. Writing in English and Italian, mainly on migration and minority rights, ICT4D, new media.
Rosarno, in southern Italy, was devastated after migrants and locals reached a violent breaking point. Over a year after the government promised to improve the situation, has anyone's standard of living improved? A journey into the land of blood oranges.
As newspaper front pages show Mark Reckless’ jubilant face following his return to parliament as a UKIP MP, I could not help but recall a conversation with a friend a while ago.
Gallery Tally: An open-source, data-driven art platform, calling for gender equity in the art world
Behind the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign is the vibrant movement of women in Africa which has been alive and kicking for many years, though largely ignored by the Western media and overlooked by Western feminism
Although widespread deprivation and illiteracy are still a sad reality in India, the strenght of the digital revolution has started showing its effects, promising to sweep away endemic poverty.
Nationalist ideologies are gaining support in many EU countries and xenophobic discourse is resurfacing in the public arena. With the upcoming EP elections, these trends may have devastating impacts on our democracies. Do we really have to wait and see the effects of this hatred before we take action?
In mid-January 2014, writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh launched her thought-provoking initiative on Twitter: “Let's make 2014 the year of reading women”. How a twitter meme has blossomed into a vibrant worldwide movement.
As a swimming race took place across the Bosphorus and urban music from a graffiti festival pounded on nearby, protests broke out in Istanbul’s central Galatasary. With almost no reports from a weekend of repressed Kurdish demonstrations across the country, Maria Teresa Sette provides a glimpse into the local frustrations of a minority.
Monkey-reporters and other evolving creatures are the protagonists of The Monkey that won a Pulitzer, an interesting investigation into the changing information ecosystem and a shrewd reflection on some of the major trends in the future of media.