Lorenzo Bodrero is co-founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy. Lorenzo studied Communications Science and obtained two degrees, one in Italy and one in the Netherlands. For three years he has been in charge of FLARE's online magazine Bright, a web-journal entirely focused on organised crime and corruption-relates issues. Lorenzo coordinated the 'Best International Organised Crime Report' Award. Currently he works as a freelance investigative and data journalist and collaborates with media such as Il Fatto Quotidiano, Narcomafie, Valori, Wired, OCCRP and and 100Reporters. His investigative reports were published on international newspapers and he also manages the whistleblowing platform IrpiLeaks.
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.