The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Digging Italy: Doing Investigative Reporting in Italy

Doing investigative reporting in Italy can be dangerous and complex. Overall, Italian journalism lacks a strong investigative culture comparable to the one of the Anglo-Saxon world and, with some exceptions in broadcasting and other actors, Italian media tend to dedicate little attention to investigative reporting. A fragile market for journalism, economical restraints and the weak protections offered to reporters also play a major part in complicating an already dysfunctional scenario. Definitely, digital technology has brought new opportunities and practices, but what’s the state of the art of Italian investigative reporting? How to produce and fund investigations and make the best out of the digital environment?

This panel is a collaboration between the CIJ Logan Symposium and Documentari Inchieste Giornalismi (DIG).

18 November 2020 – DAY 3 - Digging Italy: Doing Investigative Reporting in Italy


Alberto Nerazzini

Alberto Nerazzini is an Italian investigative journalist, and the director and co-founder of investigative press agency and production company DERSU.

Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi is an Italian journalist and reporter at the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy and member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

Philip Di Salvo

Philip Di Salvo is a lecturer and a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Media and Journalism at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland. He researches whistleblowing, leaks, and the relationships between journalism and hacking.

Sasha Joelle Achilli

Sasha Joelle Achilli is an Italian/Australian Emmy, BAFTA and DuPont award-winning documentary filmmaker specialising in international current affairs. Sasha has spent her career getting at the heart of difficult stories in some of the most remote parts of Africa and the Middle East.


  • 18 November 2020 11.00–12.00 Time zone: GMT
Time zone: GMT
Location: Main Stage - Online (via Hopin)
Collaborative Journalism
Freedom of the press
This event will be recorded