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.

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