International photojournalism

Europe
Next generation at sea
New routes of hope in the Mediterranean

With the arrival of the vessel Iuventa - belonging to the NGO "Jugend Rettet" - the humanitarian emergency in the Mediterranean sea changes its route. This ship represents a Europe quite different from the one gravitating around Bruxelles bureaucracy and banks' interests: it's the fresh, energetic f
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Italy
This Land is Our Land
How properties confiscated to the mafias come back to the civil society

"We run this place, work this land, but we do not own it. The civil society owns it".
Pietro Fragasso, president of the social cooperative Pietra di Scarto of Cerignola, in the Apulia region, is a kind, warm person. His glance becomes really serious when he talks about goods confiscated to the
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Nigeria
The Lagos shuffle
Total chaos in the centre of excellence

A city of 18 million, Africa's first and one of the largest on the planet. No longer Nigeria's capital since 1991, when Federal ministries were relocated in Abuja, yet the country's real financial core.

A cancer of concrete and steel where hopes and dreams and fortunes are made and shatter
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Argentina
The revolution of Antonio Gil
A legendary hero revives and fuels today's hopes in South America

From the suburbs of Buenos Aires to the most isolated Pampas' areas, a few words sound loud across Argentina: "Gracias, Gauchito Gil!".

The veneration of the legendary hero of the Paraguayan War (1864-1870), a man who came from a rural life to end being decapitated by the Liberal Party, is
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Italy
The Ghetto of Venice
Five centuries in the history of the Jewish people

Ghetto is an old Venetian word, once indicating the area of the town where foundries were located. But since March 29th 1516, it indicates the area where all the Jews living in the city were forced to live. On that very day, the Senate of the Most Serene Republic of Venice decided that Christians an
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Benin
When family traditions go bad
'Vidomegon' girls and Salesian Sisters in one of the biggest market of Western Africa

The Dantokpa market, in Cotonou, is the pulsing heart of Benin's economical capital. It's the right place for commercial and cultural exchanges, often flagged by travel guides as must-see. This huge market is also a major centre of a tragic business: the trafficking of underage persons, especially g
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Italy
The hidden Carnival
The roots of Casanova

Venice is going back to its very roots, but they can't have a solid grip as they're forced to go down in the crumbly sand of the Adriatic lagoon. With its public balance sheets champing at the bit because of EU's Stability and Growth Pact, it's the private, trading scene of the town now in charge of
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Zimbabwe
When artists meet Zimbabwe
Carrying performing arts, and a smile, in the heart of Africa

Eric Bouvron is a South African artist, but French of adoption. He had several theather experiences in Africa and in the rest of the world, and lived with many different populations. With his brother Marc, he gathered a small group of versatile artists, whose range goes from dancing to juggling to
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Italy
'Migrants, come over here!'
A revolutionary social model at stake

Domenico Lucano, mayor of the small village of Riace in Calabria, Southern Italy, has just been placed under house arrest following an order from the local state prosecutorÂ’s office, for charges related to immigration and fraudulent dealings in the assignment of waste collection contracts.

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Venezuela
Caracas' high life
Is the country's capital really the tough place you were told about?

In 2015 Caracas has been declared the "most dangerous town in the world". The economy is in a slump, inflation is quite high and most people spend hours queueing in front of supermarkets hoping to buy milk, eggs, sugar and flour at controlled prices. Despite an enormous loan from China, fifteen year
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Philippines
War on drugs
Surrenders and victims under President Duterte iron fist

On June 30th Rodrigo Duterte took office as President of The Philippines, and on the very same day he started a brutal war against drugs. PNP (Philippine National Police) official numbers tell a lot: after four months 2,236 persons were killed, 57% of them during PNP operations, 35% by unidentified
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Italy
Saint Agatha's fever
The religious feast that turns Catania into an open air theater

"In Catania - wrote novelist Giovanni Verga at the end of the 18th century - Lent comes with no Carnival. To compensate this, there's the festival of Saint Agatha, a great city event where the whole town turns into a theater". The festival of Saint Agatha, held every year from February 3rd to 6th, m
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Iraq
The last battle
On the front line and inside the villages freed from Daesh in the Mosul offensive

The final battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, after two years of terror, has started on October 16th. Peshmerga forces from Kurdistan and the Iraqi army have an enemy in common for the first time, and they started the approach to Mosul from the East side.

For the Kurdish army the
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Benin
Twins are forever
Life, death, monkeys and beans in the syncretic cult of African twins

In one specific area in Africa between Nigeria and Benin, especially among Fon, Ewe and Yoruba population, there is the highest natural twin birthrate in the world. In other African areas, a mother who birthed two twins was accused to have had intercourses with spirits and then killed with her babie
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Estonia
The new Crimea?
The Baltic Sea hosts a revived Cold War

There's a new Iron Curtain in Europe, and it's in Estonia, one of the Baltic states bordering Russia.

Estonia is a EU and NATO member, it was for a long time part of the Soviet Union, and it's right in the middle of the new Cold War between Washington and Moscow. Since Russia annexed Crimea
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Europe
Mediterranean Sea-Watch
A private vessel patrolling the Libyan coastal waters

Harald Hopper - a 43-year old merchant and entrepreneur from Berlin - after yet another tragedy in the Sicilian Channel, has decided that he did not want to stand by and wait actionless any longer.

He organized a fund raising operation back in Germany that allowed him to buy a blue fishing
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International photojournalism