Lorenzo Bagnoli is board member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy. He holds a Master in Journalism awarded by the Catholic University in Milan. Currently he is also a contributor at Il Fatto quotidiano and Q CODE Magazine. He worked for Peacereporter, E il mensile (Emergency), Linkiesta and Lettera43. In 2014, he published Lezioni di mafia, a book based on 12 lessons of former general anti-mafia prosecutor Pietro Grasso.Bagnoli also filmed Vacanze forzate, a documentary about the massive flow of immigrants from North Africa during the Arab springs that was presented at the Milano film festival 2011. He received a special mention at the Gruppo dello zuccherificio prize for investigative journalism with a project on visa trafficking called Paper borders.
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.
This multimedia web documentary reports on how a part of European development funds is being spent for programmes aimed at managing migration flows in Africa.