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Lavialibera is a bimonthly magazine that offers news and insights on mafias, corruption, the environment, and migration. Lavialibera was founded in 2019 by two Italian associations, Libera and Gruppo Abele, both created by don Luigi Ciotti, and it inherits the thirty-year experience of the monthly magazine Narcomafie, founded in 1993 after the mafia massacres in Sicily. 

Lavialibera is a partner of Kompreno, the European startup that wants to make quality journalism accessible by removing language barriers.

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The Italian antimafia association Libera sheds light on crime in ports: "Politics still timid"

Libera, the italian Anti-Mafia Association, has prepared "Diario di bordo," a study on the activities of criminal groups in Italian ports. Criminal gangs don't just do drug trafficking: focus on counterfeiting, smuggling and waste trafficking.

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A technical shoe made using Pfoa, a substance capable of waterproofing the fabric. Photo by Noel Oviedo/Unsplash

An IARC study confirms that PFOAs are carcinogenic and toxic

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a document confirming the hazardous nature of perfluorooctanoic acid, which is used as a waterproofing coating for technical sportswear, leather and paper, among other things

Laura Fazzini

Laura FazziniGiornalista

Rome, July 2019. The ZTL gate in Via del Corso (Angelo Carconi/Ansa)

Cars and pollution: the absurd battle between limits and health

In major cities such as Rome and Milan, there are those who oppose the traffic restrictions needed to reduce smog levels. Italy has already been condemned by the European Court of Justice, but for some, health does not seem to be a priority

Ylenia Sina

Ylenia SinaGiornalista

Istanbul, June 2023. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin together with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Credits Epa/Ansa)

Italy and Turkey together for Euro 2032: more profits and less rights

On 10 October UEFA will decide where the next European football championships will be held. The two countries have close trade ties, but violations of fundamental freedoms are commonplace in Turkey

Marco Panzarella

Marco PanzarellaRedattore lavialibera

A Falco Xplorer, a drone produced by the Italian company Leonardo (Credits Leonardo)

Drones in Niger and radar in the Mediterranean: EU spends billions on high-tech borders

Two studies published by Statewatch and EuroMed Rights document European investment in border management. Money is being used to develop new technological solutions, but also to train African authorities, without regard for the rights of migrants …

Rosita Rijtano

Rosita RijtanoRedattrice lavialibera

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