La Stampa is one of Italy’s most influential newspapers. It is based in Turin and it was established in 1868 as the Gazetta Piemontese and became an important voice in Italy’s struggle for liberation and unification. The Gazetta was purchased in 1895 by two of its editors, Luigi Roux and Alfred Frassati, who changed the paper’s name to La Stampa. In 2012 it had a circulation of 256,203 copies.
Follow the Money 2 continues the project Follow the Money begun in 2013 by La Stampa, which opened an important debate on how Italian development aid is spent and inaugurated La Stampa’s new Development Cooperation section.
This project aims to map how Italian Official Development Assistance funds are put at work around the world. The main goal is to show Italian citizens how their money is used and how it impacts the life of others.