As a journalist I have traveled for years both in European and extra-European context, especially on the southern side of the Mediterranean, dealing with sensitive issues such as integration, migration, terrorism, conflicts.
Journalist, writer, tv and radio producer
I have a strong curiosity for everything related to foreign policy, but also an anthropological approach to different realities, customs and traditions.
Born in 1972, he started working as a journalist in 2004 after graduating in History from Milan State University.
In 2006, he covered the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. Afterwards, he travelled several times to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Lebanon.
Since 2011, he has focused on the Arab Spring, first in Tunisia and then on the civil war in Libya, reporting from Tripoli for almost seven months. In 2012 he travelled to Syria several times, producing written reports and documentaries.
In 2013, he worked in Iraq, in Egypt following the coup against President Morsi and then along the Nile, reporting on the attacks on Egyptian Christians.
In 2014 he is again in Iraq, making reports in the Krg on the military advance of Isis, refugees and the persecution of the Yazidis.
Later his name appears on the Assad regime’s blacklist for crossing the Turkish border illegally.
Later he is on the border with Kobane (Isis siege), in Tunisia (jihadist issues and migration), in Libya (2015), in Ukraine, covering the war in the Donbas from both sides with a focus on pro-separatist international fighters (2015), again the second war in Libya (2016), the war rape, refugees and ethnic conflict in South Sudan (2016), then the expansion of Isis to the island of Mindanao (battle of Marawi) and the case of extrajudicial killings in Manila, the battle of Mosul (2016-2017) in Iraq, again in Ukraine in 2017 and 2018 and afterwards in Brazil.
In 2019/2020 he made television reports from Rwanda, Senegal, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Northern Ireland, Russia and Italy.
Since 2022 he has spent more than a year in Ukraine reporting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resistance of its people.
He has published thousands of articles in main newspapers in Italy, such as Il Messaggero, Il Mattino, L’Espresso, Il Riformista, Peacereporter, Agi, and for Radio24, Radio Popolare, RadioVaticana, La7, Mediaset, Rai, and abroad, as Rsi, Swiss Radio-Television.
Founder and director of War Reporting Training Camp since 2015, Hefat training in collaboration with the Italian Army and Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps.
Director of the documentary movie “Crossfire”
My educational background
- Corso di perfezionamento Le nuove sfide nel Mare Nostrum: lessons learned e processi di stabilizzazione Lumsa – Libera Università degli Studi ‘Maria Santissima Assunta’
- Corso di perfezionamento Giornalismo per inviati in aree di crisi ‘Maria Grazia Cutuli’ Università degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata
- Corso per operatori dell’informazione in aree di crisi “Giornalisti fra pace e guerra” Provincia di Bologna, Ordine dei giornalisti Emilia Romagna, Università di Bologna
- Diploma in sviluppo e cooperazione internazionale Ispi – Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale.
- Laurea magistrale in storia Università degli Studi di Milano
- Diploma di liceo Linguistico Istituto Dardi, milano
Some of my job experiences
Radiotelevisione Svizzera di lingua italiana
Realization of worldwide short web news and long-form documentaries and reportages for television and radio
Freelance contributor working on field, travelling in Italy and abroad, doing articles, reportage and inquiries.
Freelance professional journalist
Security and Law Enforcement. Hostile Environment and First Aid (HEFAT) courses for Ngo’s, Media and business workers.
Reuters Training Course Introduction to Digital Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Digital Tools for Investigation
Hostile Environment First Aid Training (Hefat) England
Italian Red Cross – Military corp BLSD – Basic Life Support and Defibrillation Italy
RISC – Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues First aid response course on the battlefield Kosovo
Stato Maggiore della Difesa – Italian Armed Forces Training to work on crisis areas Italy
War Reporting Training Camp TCCC- Tactical Combat Casualty Care Italy