Giulio Rubino is the co-founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy. He has a Master degree in Journalism from the University of Rome. He has written for Italian publications such as Terra, Il Manifesto and Carta. In 2011, he co-authored Toxic Europe with Cecilia Anesi and the Belgian journalist Delphine Reuter, an investigative journalism documentary that won the 2011 Best International Organised Crime Report Award and was shortlisted for the Data Journalism Award 2102. He now works on transnational investigations such as Food For Fraud, which has been published by the Guardian. He has also contributed to the Mafia in Deutschland investigation, from which the Mafia Blog Project was born.
The project investigates, maps, analyses and visualises Italian mafias’ investments and money laundering practices in Africa, and how has this changed precarious African economies and impacted communities.