Gianluca Iazzolino

United Kingdom


Gianluca Lazzolino is a freelance journalist and documentary producer from Italy, reporting from Africa, the Middle East, Russia, India and Central America. He has written and filmed on human rights and development issues for Italian and foreign media and worked for Italian NGOs in Italy and Latin America. He is currently finishing a PhD in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He believes that media and the academy can get along, as long as they use the right language to communicate.

Funded projects

Can the Money of the Future Make Poverty an Issue of the Past?

​Can the money of the future make poverty an issue of the past? This story delves into the question how mobile money is changing the ways individuals spend, save, trade and exchange in developing countries.

Toilet for All

Over 2.8 billion people in the world lack access to proper sanitation, putting human security in jeopardy. This project highlights the impact of this human development failure in India and the Democratic Republic of Congo.